Taxi Barcelona Montjuïc; La montaña mágica
Another interesting place to visit is the hill of Transnfer Barcelona Montjuic, from the Latin Mons Jovis, which rises 173 m over the commercial harbour in South Barcelona.
It is a huge cultural area, and you can enjoy it during the day and at night as well.Its museums, gardens and party halls are full of life.It is a common belief that there had been an Iberian settlement here before the Romans built a temple in Jupiter’s honour.Another theory suggests that there had been a Jewish cemetery in the hill, which took the name of “Jew Mountain”.The lack of water made it difficult to build the hill of Montjuïc, until a castle was erected upon its summit, in 1640. The 1929 Barcelona Universal Exposition was held on Montjuïc.
Afterwards came various buildings across the northern hillside, crossed by the big Avinguda de la Reina María Cristina, which ends in the great Plaza de España.At the head of the avenue is the spectacular Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, illuminated by an endless number of colours.
You can also find here the Palau Nacional, home to numerous and splendid art collections.
At the Poble Espanyol we can find interesting replicas of all kinds of Spanish buildings, as well as cheerful night shops.
For the 1992 Olympic Games, lots of astonishing sports facilities were constructed, like the Barcelona Olympic Stadium, that has kept the Neoclassical style of the old stadium designed by Pere Domènech i Roura, in 1929, for purposes of international exhibition.Not so far away stands the Palau Sant Jordi, made out of steel and crystal by the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, and the Bernat Picornell Pools.
Very close to the Plaza de España is the Parc de Joan Miró (1893-1983), which has developed a surrealist style with rich colours and amazing shapes.During de 50s it cultivated the art of pottery.