Montjuic Mountain Barcelona

Montjuic Mountain Barcelona (Catalan articulation: [muɲʒuˈik]) is a slope in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Historical background

Montjuïc is alluded to as "Jewish Mountain" in medieval Latin and Catalan archives, and stays of a medieval Jewish cemetery have been discovered there. It has additionally already been proposed that it is identified with the Latin expression Mons Jovicus ('slope of Jove'). An area of a similar name is likewise found in the city of Girona.

History of Montjuic Mountain Barcelona

Montjuïc, due to its key area at the foot of the Mediterranean, and close by an imperative waterway correspondence channel, for example, the Llobregat River was the origin of the city of Barcelona. As of late, archeological disclosures that have been done have changed the vision of the historical backdrop of Barcelona. It ought to be noticed that Montjuïc progressed toward becoming since the Iberian time frame, and particularly Roman, the principal quarry of Barcelona, which implied an extraordinary change in the mountain's material science.


Barcelona's Montjuïc is a wide shallow slope with a moderate level best neglecting the harbor, toward the southwest of the downtown area. The eastern side of the slope is very nearly a sheer bluff, giving it a summoning view over the city's harbor quickly beneath. The highest point of the slope (a stature of 184.8 m) was the site of a few strongholds, the most recent of which (the Castle of Montjuïc) remains today. The fortification to a great extent dates from the seventeenth century, with eighteenth-century augmentations. In 1842, the army (faithful to the Madrid government) shelled parts of the city. It filled in as a jail, regularly holding political detainees, until the season of General Franco. The palace was additionally the site of various executions. In 1897, an episode famously known as Els processos de Montjuïc incited the execution of revolutionary supporters, which at that point prompted an extreme restraint of the battle for laborers' rights. On various events amid the Spanish Civil War, the two Nationalists and Republicans were executed there, each when the site was held by their rivals. The Catalan patriot pioneer Lluís Companys was additionally executed there in 1940, having been removed to the Franco government by the Nazis.


Normally lush, the slants of the Montjuïc were customarily used to develop sustenance and brush creatures by the general population of the neighboring Ciutat Vella. In the 1890s, the woodlands were incompletely cleared, opening space for parklands. The site was chosen to have the 1929 International Exposition (a World's Fair), for which the primary substantial scale development on the slope started. The surviving structures from this exertion incorporate the fantastic Palau Nacional, the Estadi Olímpic (the Olympic stadium), the luxurious Font Màgica wellsprings, and a great staircase driving up from the foot of Montjuïc at the south end of the Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, past the Font Màgica and through the Plaça del Marquès de Foronda and the Plaça de les Cascades to the Palau Nacional. The Poble Espanyol, a "Spanish town" of various structures worked in various styles of Spanish engineering, additionally survives, situated on the western side of the slope. Mies van der Rohe's German national structure was built at the foot of the slope, close to the Plaça del Marquès de Foronda. It was devastated in 1930 yet was remade in 1988.

Likewise finished in 1929, the Olympic stadium was expected to have an against rightist elective Olympics in 1936, contrary to the 1936 Berlin Olympics. These designs were dropped because of the episode of the Spanish Civil War. The stadium filled in as the home for football group Espanyol, until the point that the club left for another stadium in Cornellà/El Prat upon its finishing in 2008.

The streets in the inclines confronting the city were before the Montjuïc circuit Formula One race track, facilitating the Spanish Grand Prix on four events. In any case, a frightful mischance in the 1975 race saw Rolf Stommelen's pile up into the stands, murdering four individuals; subsequently, the Spanish Grand Prix stayed away forever to Montjuïc circuit.

The Montjuïc was chosen as the site for a few of the settings of the 1992 Summer Olympics, fixated on the Olympic stadium. Broadly repaired and renamed the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, the 65,000-situate stadium saw the opening and shutting services and facilitated the athletic occasions. Around it the Anella Olímpica (the "Olympic Ring") of brandishing settings was manufactured, including the Palau Sant Jordi indoor field, the Institut Nacional d'Educació Física de Catalunya, a focal point of games science; the Piscines Bernat Picornell and the Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc, the scenes for swimming and plunging occasions separately; and the striking media communications tower, planned by the modeler Santiago Calatrava. Of the Piscines (swimming pools), the plunging pool was chosen as the setting for the "Moderate" music video recorded in 2003 by Australian artist Kylie Minogue.

The luxurious Palau Nacional houses the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, a broad exhibit of Catalan painting and figure.

The highest point of the slope can be achieved utilizing the Funicular de Montjuïc, a funicular railroad that works as a feature of the Barcelona Metro, and after that a gondola lift. On the eastern incline is the Miramar terminal of the Port Vell Aerial Tramway interfacing Montjuïc with Barceloneta on the opposite side of Port Vell. Some portion of the inclines are secured with a very much went to stop and gardens. The slope is frequently utilized for novice cycling.

Model meter

In June 1792 the French space experts Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre and Pierre François André Méchain set out to gauge the meridian bend remove from Dunkirk to Barcelona, two urban areas lying on roughly an indistinguishable longitude from each other and furthermore the longitude through Paris. The post on Montjuïc was picked as the reference point in Barcelona. After extended transactions (France and Spain were in fact at war) Méchain influenced his estimations from the fortification on 16 To walk 1794.

Utilizing this estimation and the scopes of the two urban areas they could compute the separation between the North Pole and the Equator in traditional French units of length and subsequently deliver the main model meter which was characterized as being one ten-millionth of that distance. The conclusive meter bar, made from platinum, was exhibited to the French authoritative get together on 22 June 1799.

Likewise on the Montjuïc, you can find:

  • Fundació Joan Miró, a cutting-edge craftsmanship exhibition hall centering on an expansive gathering of crafted by Joan Miró.
  • Montjuïc Cemetery (Cementiri del Sud-Oest), a burial ground containing numerous powerful individuals, including Lluís Companys and his forerunner as President of Catalonia Francesc Macià, and additionally craftsman Joan Miró, artist Carmen Amaya and artist/minister Jacint Verdaguer. Various plain graves hold those executed in the stronghold.
  • The professional flowerbeds.
  • The exhibition hall of ethnology
  • The Catalan historical center of paleontology (housed in the 1929 presentation's royal residence of realistic expressions)
  • The Olympic and Sports Museum Joan Antoni Samaranch

Melodic tributes

In 1936 the British authors Lennox Berkeley and Benjamin Britten went by a society move celebration on the mountain while going to a musical celebration in Barcelona. They brought down the tunes and the next year they mutually composed a suite of four Catalan moves for the symphony, which they named Mont Juic.