Parc Montjuïc Stop
From this stop you can visit some of Montjuïc Mountain’s main cultural attractions: Fundació Miró, the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Poble Espanyol and Barcelona Ethnological Museum. You will also be very close to the Olympic Ring, the historic site of the Barcelona ’92 Olympic Games.
Cultural and sporting facilities
Integrated into Montjuïc Mountain is the Fundació Joan Miró building, a major work of Rationalist architecture designed by Josep Lluís Sert that is home to 14,000 pieces by Joan Miró. You can take a trip through his entire body of work, from his first period, influenced by Impressionism, to his fully Surrealist period.
While Fundació Joan Miró focuses on contemporary art, the National Art Museum of Catalonia exhibits Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Modernista and 20th century works. Located in Montjuïc’s Palau Nacional, this extensive museum is renowned as the home of the world’s best collection of Romanesque art.
Just a stone’s throw away from the National Art Museum of Catalonia is Barcelona Ethnological Museum, whose aim is to display the culture of the various communities who live in the city. It is basically an anthropology museum that disseminates reflections on contemporary society from the scientific and aesthetic perspectives.
Montjuïc is also home to Poble Espanyol, which is a non-traditional, open-air museum that features replicas of constructions representative of the entire geography of Spain. Given all the places outside Barcelona that it allows you to discover, a proper visit takes all day. It contains Fundació Fran Daurel, a foundation dedicated to contemporary art that exhibits works by Picasso, Dalí, Tàpies and Guinovart, among others.
Just a few minutes’ stroll from these cultural amenities is the Olympic Ring, a space that is home to some of the main facilities of the Barcelona ’92 Olympic Games: Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium, which was where the opening and closing ceremonies of this historic event took place; Palau Sant Jordi, designed by the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki and considered to be a masterpiece of modern architecture; the Torre de Calatrava or Montjuïc Communications Tower; the INEFC (National Institute of Physical Education of Catalonia) building, designed by the Catalan architect Ricardo Bofill; and the Bernat Picornell Pools.