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“Most is for free”
Review of Parc de Montjuic

Parc de Montjuic
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Barcelona Electric Bike Tour to Montjuïc Mountain
Ranked #29 of 697 things to do in Barcelona
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Copenhagen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Most is for free”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

As we were staying close to the park we were there several times. It's a good place to escape the city but you need good legs as it's all part of a large hill. We did try the funicular car up which cost €5 for one way. It gives a good view of the city, but the best view is from the top anyway, so if you don't mind walking you could save cash. At the bottom is an archealogical museum, which we didn't visit and also a greek amphitheatre set in a garden. Thats free. Above that is the Joan Miro foundation, which I will give a seperate review for, although there is a garden there too with a few sculptures for free. Half way up the mount, is the Olympic stadium which you can go in and there are several buildings you can check out for free. There is an Olympic museum but we never visited that. There is a botanical garden that stretches across most of the mountain, so you will find the odd cactus and flowers with plenty of unusual trees. All the time you have a great view of the city and harbour. If you make it to the top there is a citadel which I will also give separate review for. There is not much in the castle and the views are the same although you might be a few meters higher. When you walk down you can follow a walk until you pass the climbing school. after that is a tunnel which is completely covered with hand holds so people can practice climbing. Some are hanging upside down like bats as you go through. Follow the road and you will come to Poble Espanyol which will also get a review, a little further and you are at the Magic fountain. If your legs are good and you enjoy walking this is a really good park where you can easily spend 2 or 3 days and thats just the free part. Enjoy.

Visited August 2014
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful walking territory”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

This is a lovely park to wander through if you've got your walking legs on. Alternatively, you can get the cable car (Funicular de Montjuïc) to the Castell at the top of the parc and wander back through. It's peacful and very child friendly - not that this should put the romantics off.

Visited August 2014
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Espoo, Finland
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“Easily spend whole day there”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Easy way to go there is to take metro to Paral lel station and enter to Funicular there. At the end stop of Funicular you can take Telefonico Cable Car to go to Castle Montjuic or star walking area. There is a lot of to see.

Olympic museum, and there you can compare you feet to famous Olympic athletics feet. Big ones Michael Johnson or and cute one like Nadia Comaneci. Botanical garden is next, then Olympic Stadium and Olympic park. And Then you can make a choice again. To go to see MNAC National museum of Catalan art, or Poble Enpanyol. We did go to museum and it was free at sundays after 3pm.

We did make long visit to Poble Espanyol and of course evening to see Magical fountain. At sunday daytime big waterfall was on same as fountain but show with music is weekend evenings. And to see magical fountain is must.

Visited August 2014
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“Enjoyable area that's worth taking the time to see”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

This area hosts several attractions such as former Olympic venues, a couple different muséums, the fountain (known for its lightshow), and the botanical gardens. There is a "skilift" that will take you on up and offers nice views. Although I never took it, I do believe there is a tourist bus line that serves the park as well. I'd suggest going and spending a day in the area. It's a bit less touristy than other areas of Barcelona as well.

Visited September 2013
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Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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“Surprisingly good”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

We didn't pay to go into the castle but went to the cafe in the park instead. The had a good selection of herbal teas and served a lovely croissant. The view was great.

Visited August 2014
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