In 1640, during the War of the Reapers, the city built a military compound in the place where there used to be a watchtower. This first fortress became royal property in 1652, and shortly after became one of the main protagonists in the War of Succession between 1705 and 1714.
In the mid-18th century, military engineer Juan Martin Cermeño undertook the remodeling of the enclosure that was badly damaged during the war. It was at this time that the castle started to take on the appearance it has today. Throughout history, the city of Barcelona was bombed several from the castle grounds, which also served as a prison. On 15 October 1940, the Catalan president, Lluís Companys, was shot to death. The castle was used as a military prison until 1960, when it was ceded to the city under the management of the army.
Montjuic Castle has been the property of the City Council since 2007.
Address: Carretera de Montjuïc, 66.
Buses: 50, 55, 193
Our hotels are situated in the city centre of Barcelona, strategically located in emblematic buildings from the city, close to the historical monuments from Barcelona and to the main cultural and shopping areas. If you stay in HCC St Moritz hotel you will find just a step away Passeig de Gracia; if you want to visit La Pedrera HCC Regente hotel is close to the building; HCC Montblanc hotel is located just in front the Palau de la Música and a few minutes from Picasso Museum, if you come to Barcelona to attend a fair or to see a concert HCC Lugano hotel is located near the Barcelona Trade Fair and to The Olimpic Ring, from HCC Taber hotel you will last 5 minutes walking to Plaza Catalunya, the best option close to the Sants station is HCC Open hotel; if you want to visit the Camp Nou or the F.C. Barcelona museum stay in HCC Covadonga hotel in Diagonal Avenue.
If you prefer to know other singular places from Catalunya come to the HCC Ciutat de Berga hotel situated in the heart of the city in the middle of the Pre-Pyrenees and HCC Montsia hotel is perfect to enjoy the Ebro Delta.