This area is located near Montjuic, a large hill to the southwest of the city which overlooks the harbor. It houses the Olympic Stadium which was originally built for the Summer Olympics in 1936, but this was awarded to Berlin. It was renovated in the 1980’s and was the main stadium during the Summer Olympics of 1992 in Barcelona. The area close to Estadio Olimpica also houses the Castell de Montjuic, an ancient medieval fortress turned fort in more modern times. This is a very historic place for Barcelona as the Castle has had a very significant role throughout history. The top can be reached by foot for the active ones amongst us, but we recommend taking the cable car from metrostation Paral.lel, followed by the cable cars that go all the way up the mountain. From the top of the mountain you have a magnificent view over the entire city of Barcelona.