The source of the name, Montjuïc (Hill of Jews), is after the Jews that used to bury their loved ones outside the city. Unlike the Christians of the city who buried their dead within the city. The remains from those ancient graves you can see at the historical museum in the Gothic Quarter. In 1992, different athletic facilities were built towards the upcoming Summer Olympics in Barcelona. Since then, new nicknames like, "Olympic Hill" have been used.
The hill, 200 meters high, is steeped with rich beauty and history. At the top of the hill there is a lighthouse, that was used for guiding ships that would arrive at the Port Vell, and as a warning sign for enemy ships.
On the ruins of the lighthouse, in 1640 an impressive fortress was built. It was used as a prison until 1960, and today the Military Museum is located inside. From the top of the hill you can see a breathtaking panoramic 360-degree view of the city and the sea.
The fortress itself is located at the top of the hill built in the 17th century and became the seating place of the military that protected the city from mutiny from the government. You can get to the top of the mountain with the train
The whole area is a sort of large park, where you can find more amusements like museums, galleries, historical buildings, gardens, cafes, and restaurants. Visitors that arrive here are not bored for a minute.