"Teleferic Montjuic Mountain->Barcelonetta Beach" Cable Cars - Teleferic De Montjuic Tip by Innovator

Montju´c is translated as Hill of the Jews in the medieval Catalan language, or as a corruption of Latin Mons Jovicus (that is, hill of Jupiter).

View of MontjŘic (Barcelona) from Park GŘell Barcelona's Montju´c is a broad shallow hill with a relatively flat top overlooking the harbour, to the southeast of the city center. The eastern side of the hill is almost a sheer cliff, giving it a commanding view over the city's harbour immediately below. The top of the hill (a height of 173 metres) was the site of several fortifications, the latest of which (the Castell de Montju´c) remains today. The fortress largely dates from the 17th century, with 18th century additions. In 1842 the garrison (loyal to the Madrid government) shelled parts of the city following disturbances. It served as a prison, often holding political prisoners, until the time of General Franco. The castle was the site of numerous executions. In 1897 an incident popularly known as Els processos de Montju´c prompted the execution of anarchist supporters, which in turn lead to a severe repression of the workers' struggle for their rights. Later, Spanish republicans and nationalists were executed, having been held by both sides during the Spanish Civil War. Catalan politician LluÝs Companys i Jover was also executed there in 1940.

Address: Throughout the City
Directions: Parc de Montjuïc, Miramar and Castell de Montjuïc,
Phone: 902 075 027
Website: http://www.tmb.cat/en/teleferic-de-montjuic

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  • Written Oct 15, 2006
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