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Sants-Montjuic

Barcelona’s civic institutions have long created a lively artistic district, with museums and more in the shadow of a mountainous castle.

Sants-Montjuïc hosted the 1929 International Exhibition, and the museums, buildings and fountains created for the event still mark its landscape. Barcelona’s biggest district is an amalgamation of two previously independent areas, centered on Montjuïc, whose lumbering form marks the city’s skyline. Named for Barcelona’s Sephardic Jewish community, who once used the hill as a cemetery, it has seen the extremes of Barcelona’s history. Get a sense of Barcelona’s distant past, its early 20th-century glory days and its contemporary daily life.

Start at the top, taking the cable car to Montjuïc Castle, now an open-air museum of Barcelona’s military history. Look out at the city bustling about below. Traipse down the hill back to Plaça d’Espanya, the entry to the various sites of the International Exhibition. See the birth of Modernism at the Pavelló Mies van der Rohe and appreciate the breadth of Spanish artistry among the scale models at the Poble Espanyol. View the world’s largest collection of Catalan art at the Museo Nacional d’Art de Catalunya.

See and smell the amazing collection of Mediterranean plants at the modern El Jardin Botanico or wander between the smaller gardens dotting the hillside. Appreciate the work of a master at the Joan Miró Foundation, which shows works from throughout his storied career. As the sun goes down, settle in to watch the show at the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, which exemplifies the neighborhood’s energy.

Though Montjuïc tends to take prominence over Sants, venture south to visit the Can Battló, a factory revitalized as a cultural center.

Sants-Montjuïc is Barcelona’s biggest district, spreading out southwest from the old city center. Most transportation for the tourist areas leave from Plaça d’Espanya, a 25-minute ride from the airport. The Sants neighborhood, home to many middle-class families who commute into the center of town, is well served by subways and buses. Most of the sights in the district are clustered around the area developed for the International Exhibition and therefore it’s possible to walk between them.


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Barceló Sants
Barceló Sants
4 out of 5
Plaza Dels Paisos Catalans S/n, Barcelona
The price is £63 per night from 28 Apr to 29 Apr

Located in Sants-Montjuic, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Venetian Towers and Fira de Barcelona Montjuïc. Sants Station is only a 2-minute walk and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (980 reviews)
Best stay

"One of the best hotels we have stayed in. Will definitely go back for a longer stay."…"

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2020

Barceló Sants
Casa Vaganto
Casa Vaganto
2 out of 5
Carrer d'En Fontrodona 1, Planta 1, Piso 1, Barcelona, Barcelona
The price is £65 per night from 2 May to 3 May

Located in Sants-Montjuic, this pension is within a 10-minute walk of Victoria Theatre, Palau Guell and Rambla del Raval. La Rambla and Boqueria Market are also ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (174 reviews)

"Booked last minute, and very pleased that the room had a balcony with a view....albeit a room with a view of a busy road and bus-stop The receptionist was very friendly and helpful, offering a welcoming drink. Bit of confusion about the room, having booked a Deluxe double room.... I appreciate that ..."…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar 2020

Casa Vaganto
Acta City47
Acta City47
4 out of 5
Nicaragua, 47, Barcelona
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £47 per night from 25 Apr to 26 Apr

Located in Sants-Montjuic, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of L’Illa Diagonal Mall and Arenas de Barcelona. Placa d'Espanya and Fira de Barcelona Montjuïc ...

4.2/5Very Good! (352 reviews)

"Well located. The staff helps you with everything you need. The only bad thing was that the restroom of the restaurant was very dirty, stinky , you couldn't imagine this in that hotel."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

Acta City47
Hotel Barcelona Apolo, Affiliated by Meliá
Hotel Barcelona Apolo, Affiliated by Meliá
4 out of 5
Avinguda del Paral.lel, 57-59, Barcelona
The price is £72 per night from 18 Apr to 19 Apr

Located in Sants-Montjuic, this hotel is steps away from Sala Apolo and Barcelona Arts on Stage. Maritime Museum and Columbus Monument are also within 10 minutes. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (988 reviews)

"Location is unfortunately next to a skate park and noise went on most of the night. This was not the fault of the hotel but city officials should police this or have a curfew."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar 2020

Hotel Barcelona Apolo, Affiliated by Meliá
GRUMS HOTEL & SPA
GRUMS HOTEL & SPA
4 out of 5
C/ Palaudaries, 26, Barcelona
The price is £57 per night from 4 May to 5 May

Located in Sants-Montjuic, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sala Apolo, La Rambla and Maritime Museum. Palau Guell and Rambla del Raval are also within ...

4.2/5Very Good! (989 reviews)
Great hotel and excellent customer service

"the hotel is really nice and modern and the staff is very helpful and friendly"…"

Reviewed on 24 Aug 2020

GRUMS HOTEL & SPA
Catalonia Barcelona Plaza
Catalonia Barcelona Plaza
4 out of 5
Plaza Espana 6-8, Barcelona
The price is £80 per night from 18 Apr to 19 Apr

Located in Sants-Montjuic, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of La Rambla, Placa de Catalunya and Camp Nou. Casa Batllo and Montjuic Castle are also within 2 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (676 reviews)
Great location, fun roof deck

"Great hotel, love the location, perfect for exploring Barcelona. Roof deck had amazing views, even if we were visiting at the wrong time of year to enjoy a cocktail. Only issue was that the air in the room was very dry, I kept waking up to gulp down water."…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar 2020

Catalonia Barcelona Plaza
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