Montjuic Castle

The Montjuic Castle, or Castell de Montjuïc as it is said in Catalan, is an important figure in the Catalan history. It lies on top of Montjuic hill, a mountain that offers a great variety of sights and activities to do in Montjuic. Around and on the mountain, you can find as well restaurants, bars, beautiful gardens, informative museums, and different accommodation options like the beautiful Casa Vaganto boutique hotel. If you are curious about the great castle, then keep reading and be allured. Read More

Montjuic Museums Barcelona

On the Montjuic Hill in the wonderful city of Barcelona, there are many museums. In this article, we take a look at all of those different museums you can visit while strolling in the hill. If you happen to stay close to the area, like our Casa Vaganto boutique hotel, which is very conveniently located in the Poble Sec neighborhood, you will find many of these museums at a very short walk distance. See below for the list of museums and all other things that are in this blog. 
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What to do in Montjuic

Being the birthplace of the city Barcelona, Montjuic Mountain is one of the most important places in the city that offer a great diversity of activities you can do, being delighted with the breathtaking panoramic views of the city. At our beautiful boutique hotel, we’re very lucky to be located at its foot in ParallelPoble Sec, with direct access to the teleferic or a short stroll to the main sites this mountain offers.

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Palau Sant Jordi: Architecture and Leisure go Hand in Hand

There’s an omnipresent space on the events calendar in Barcelona. We’re talking about Palau Sant Jordi, a multi-disciplinary center that has hosted all kinds of sports events, concerts, and spectacles over the past three decades. But, apart from its obvious useful qualities, the Palau Sant Jordi is a building of great architectural beauty that it’s worth the time to get to know. Below, we’ll tell you a little more about its history and a few key facts. The Palau Sant Jordi is located 30 min away by walk from our boutique hotel near Montjuic.

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5 Reasons to Visit Barcelona’s Olympic and Sports Museum

Barcelona is a destination that offers multiple appealing options for sport enthusiasts. A visit to the Catalan capital wouldn’t be complete without seeing the Palau Sant Jordi, the Camp Nou, or the Olympic Stadium, but don’t forget the Olympic and Sports Museum. This museum is a space that pays homage to sports in all forms: from those that are purely for recreation and entertainment to the most competitive. If you choose to stay at our hotel in Poble Sec, you can get to the museum via an easy walk through the neighborhood.

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Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña: A must-see in Barcelona

At the top of the iconic Fuentes del Montjuïc fountains, you can find one of the most significant museums in not just Barcelona, but in all of Spain. The Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña (National Museum of Catalan Art, or MNAC) starts surprising you even from the outside, as it is housed in the impressive Palacio Nacional de Montjuïc. But wait until you see inside. From our boutique hotel on Parallel, this museum is just a pleasant walk away. We’re waiting for you!

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Catalan Museum of Archeology: An Indispensable part of your Visit to Barcelona

The Catalan Museum of Archeology (MAC according to its Spanish acronym) may not be the most visited museum in Barcelona. However, it is an indispensable place to visit to learn about how Catalan civilization has developed from the very beginning. It houses the most important archaeological collection in the region. And that’s not to mention the proximity to our boutique hotel in Montjuic. It’s a visit you shouldn’t neglect if you find yourself in Barcelona for a few days. Do you need to hear more?

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Roberta’s Favourite Places in Barcelona

This month, our collaborator at our guesthouse on Parallel, Roberta is sharing her favorite places in the city.

Barcelona is the perfect getaway in Europe: it is an amazing city full of people and events. There are different attractions and there is always something for everyone!

You can choose this city if you need two-day break from your work, if you want to go with your friend to have parties, if you’re travelling on your own or if you are on a business trip. It is the perfect place where you can lose yourself walking through the Old Quarters, while admiring the beautiful architecture.

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The Joan Miró Foundation: the World-Renowned Museum Showcasing the Catalan Painter’s Work

Barcelona has always been a cradle for well-known artists. One of the best-known is painter Joan Miró, who was born in the capital city in 1893. He is considered done of the major proponents of surrealism. His personal seal is clear in his paintings, leaving no doubt about the artist’s identity when you are looking at one of his works. Art enthusiasts and anyone interested in the artistic and cultural aspect of Barcelona should be sure to visit this world-class museum: The Joan Miró Foundation. Lucky for you, our boutique hotel on Parallel is only 20 min walk away!
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August means Fiestas de Sants-Montjuïc

August is here, when many Barcelonans take their long-awaited vacations. But it is also the month when certain Barcelona neighborhoods celebrate their largest festivals. This is the case for the Fiestas de Sants-Montjuïc, an event which echoes through the entire city and attracts more visitors every year. It is not to be missed in 2019! If you’re visiting the capital city this month, there’s no better finishing touch for your holiday! We’ll be expecting you at our boutique hotel in Montjuic.
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