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Alcalde viepoint

Local name: Mirador de l'Alcalde

An excellent viewpoint on the Montjuïc hill is located on the walls of the historic castle at the very top. You can get here by the Telefèric de Montjuïc gondola. Tourists will see the most important monuments of Barcelona from here. A great tourist attraction is the opportunity to visit the fortress, a curiosity for guests are also the old cannons standing in front of the building.

Here you can also visit the military museum with an interesting exhibition. Beautiful green gardens were created in the moat surrounding the building. The castle walls rise to an altitude of 187 meters above sea level, which guarantees an excellent view of the city and port.

The first building standing on the site of today's castle was a tall tower, which was used to observe the sea and ships approaching land. In the 17th century, the first fortifications were built, and at the end of the century, the first castle was erected on the top of the hill. The present appearance of the building is due to the eighteenth-century renovation and reconstruction. Today the monument belongs to the city.


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    Alcalde viepoint map
    Carretera de Montjuïc 4308038 Barcelona , Spain