Take a cable-car ride for some great views of Barcelona and the chance to explore the city's castle.  Enjoy a barbecue lunch and some woodland playtime.

The castle is an interesting place for kids to explore and also home to the Museum of Comics and Illustration (currently closed for renovation).   You can access the Castle via bus or cable car from the Montjuic Funicular station (linked with Metro Parallel).   There is a cafeteria serving hot food in the main patio.   Outdoor cinema is also shown on a large screen in the grassy moat area on warm summer evenings.  Also during the summer months a very relaxed bar opens up in the woodland at the back of the castle.  La Caseta del Migdia, (follow signs along the port-view footpath) is a seasonal bar with DJ music, a barbecue lunch-menu and live music events. There is also a picnic area here, grass and shade.  Just down from the castle's drawbridge entrance is a children's playground with cafeteria which features 2 super-long slides that will thrill the kids as they sweep down the slope from a unique vantage point over the city.

Castle admission FREE
Open: 10am to 7pm (closed Mondays except public holidays)
Metro: L1 and L3 (Espanya) or Montjuïc Cablecar. See Getting Around Town
Carretera de Montjuïc 66, Tel. 93 329 86 13,  www.castillomontjuic.com

Top Tips for Attractions

  • Check before you go for any savings if you buy your ticket online.
  • Save money with a family ticket that usually offers admission to 2 adults and 2 children.
  • Consider buying an annual family pass if you plan to visit the attraction more than once during the year.
  • Look out for free admission days during Barcelona festivals such as La Mercè.
  • Call or visit the attraction's website beforehand to make sure it is suitable for your child's age.

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