Castillo de Montjuïc Elevated fortress

The creation of Castillo de Montjuïc began in the middle of the 17th Century, with additions continuing up until the late 18th Century. It was commissioned during the ‘War of the Reapers’, fought between Catalonia and Spain. For this reason, many Catalans have a profound affection for the building, whose imposing outline now represents a purely symbolic resistance to rule by the Spanish government from Madrid.

The castle’s position was originally intended to give early warning of approaching ships, and still offers breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea to tourists and residents alike. It is also an opportunity to see another side to Barcelona, with its surrounding industrial sprawl in perfect view.

For those wishing to gain a more in-depth understanding of the fascinating history that defines this impressive building, there is a military museum within the castle grounds.

Azul Sailing Take to the seas

Calling all Ahabs at heart, Azul Sailing offers the opportunity to set sail in Spanish waters and experience the spectacular Mediterranean sea in true style. Sailing yachts, motorized yachts and catamarans are all available for hire, with the additional option to hire a crew and skipper for the less hardened seafarer.

Azul’s most common customers are companies looking to do some corporate schmoozing, but there are affordable ways for individuals to make it out on the waters as well. Azul offers day trips for large groups, which are still relatively costly, but more importantly provide a special experience of Barcelona’s outer edges in a most memorable manner. Luxury cruises are another option for those looking to take their vacation to the next level.

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