Yesterday I met up with my friend and Spanish teacher, Noelia, at Montjuic Castle.
Montjuic means “Jew mountain,” and this area used to be a Jewish cemetary. The artifacts here include a tombstone from the 1300’s.
Over time, it was used more and more as a military site, because it has a commanding view of Barcelona.
Here is the port the castle overlooks.
The gull wasn’t impressed with the height of the walls, but I was.
These are the parade grounds inside.
The brass field piece is actually a sculpture that works as a sundial.
The guns at Montjuic have been used to bombard Barcelona on several occasions.
I don’t think they always waited the entire 50 years.
What gunner wouldn’t be tempted?
When I visit a historic site, one of my favorite things to do is to imagine myself in the midst of history as it was happening. That’s not a pleasant thing to do at Montjuic.
In the end, there’s not much to see at Montjuic Castle except the view.