Previous exhibitions

Since March 2014, the Castle has hosted temporary exhibitions on various themes in the rooms around the parade ground. This section contains information about all the exhibitions held at the castle.

The coastline of Barcelona


The Castle of Montjuïc presents, from December 17, the exhibition "The coastline of Barcelona", curated by Santiago Riera. The exhibition explains the evolution of Barcelona's coastline from the relationship between humans and the sea, taking a historical tour of the transformation of Barcelona's coastline, leaving room for reflection in the face of a new stage that is opening up. marked by global warming and the challenges it generates in the field of sustainability.

Sonorous Postcards of Barcelona


Montjuïc Castle presents the exhibition "Sonorous Postcards of Barcelona", which proposes an immersive hearing experience, based on six postcards that evoke six representative places in the city.

LIVE IN MONTJUÏC. Memories of a forgotten shanty town


The exhibition «LIVE IN MONTJUÏC. Memories of a forgotten shanty town”, curated by Oriol Granados, Francesc Banús and Rafel Usero, shows testimonies of former Montjuïc shanty town inhabitants ..

Visible spectres


Installation by Claudio Correa, curated by Alexandra Laudo

The Art of War: Strategies for Winning Without Fighting


The exhibition is centred on a text by the Chinese author Sunzi, The Art of War, which is considered to be the first known example of a military treatise. The text was written in China between the 6th and 2nd centuries BC and has become a benchmark for subsequent generations: not only in terms of military strategy, but also in terms of culture, politics and strategic thinking in general.

Temporary exhibition: "In search of freedom. 1968-2018"


The exhibition “In Search of Freedom: 1968-2018" focuses on the historical and contemporary understanding of the protests that took place in the 60s and 70s in Europe, emphasising on the particularities of the conflicts that occurred in Spain, Poland and in the former Yugoslavia. The material includes 31 photographs from Catalan, Spanish, Slovene and Polish collections, as well as newspapers articles, banners and an audiovisual showing some of the protests that took place on that period in the three territories.

Lost memory, photographic exhibition by Miquel Gonzalez


Montjuïc Castle presents the photographic exhibition MEMÒRIA PERDUDA by the photographer from Barcelona, who lives and works in Holland, Miquel Gonzalez. The photographer has travelled the Iberian Peninsula with his camera capturing the locations of the common graves from the Spanish Civil War and the areas in which such atrocities took place and which have not yet been excavated or commemorated. Many of these places were lost as they were hidden under new roads or buildings, or simply disappeared without leaving any signs of its cruel past.

The Pedagogical Revolution of Ferrer i Guàrdia


The exhibition "The Pedagogical Revolution of Ferrer i Guàrdia" exposes the aims, the principles, the impact and the extend of the great work of Ferrer i Guàrdia: the Modern School, whose pedagogical model meant a real pedagogical revolution in a convulsive social context with a precarious educational system. The Modern School was based on the principles of a rational, scientific and humanitarian education, it had a universal and a secular nature, and aimed at the construction of a city of free people, promoting equality between men and women, avoiding prejudices and the existence of oppressors and oppressed.

Nazis and fascists, the symbolic occupation of Barcelona (1939-1945)


On Monday 20 November, it will be the opening of the exhibition "Nazis and fascists, the symbolic occupation of Barcelona (1939-1945)”. The exhibition is a harsh, graphic chronicle that makes no concessions to an ill-hidden past. After the fall of Barcelona into the hands of the Francoist troops, the new regime mirrored Hitler's Germany and Mussolini's Italy in order to eradicate any trace of the Red, Republican and Catalanist past of the city​.

Battle of Montjuïc. Defending the city from the Castle


Battle of Montjuïc was the combat that took place on 26 January 1641 in Montjuïc mountain in Barcelona seven months after the popular uprising known as the “Corpus de Sang” (Corpus of Blood, 7 June 1640).

Exhibition “Montjuïc, 100 Years of Posters”


The exhibition “Montjuïc, 100 Years of Posters” shows the most significant events that have taken place on the mountain of Montjuïc, from the 20th century to today, through the most emblematic posters and the artists that have created them.

The Montjuïc Process. Anarchism, violence and repression in Barcelona at the End of the 19th Century


The Montjuïc Process. Anarchism, violence and repressions in Barcelona at the End of the 19th Century tell us more about the trascendental historical events still unknow to many even today.

Weapons: el negoci de les armes (Weapons: the weapons business)


Montjuïc Castle holds the exhibition “Weapons: The weapons business”, a collection of images taken by photojournalist Marc Javierre-Kohan, author of the pictures and curator of the exhibition.. In September 2016 Javierre Kohan-published a book with the same title to denounce the perversion of the weapons industry using images taken at “Eurosatory”, one of the most important international fairs in the weapons industry. The exhibition also includes a series of images taken by Javierre-Kohan itself from the attacks that took place in Paris in November 2015, which he lived in first person, and show the contradictions and perversions of this deadly industry.

Contemplating the City. Landscapes of Barcelona


Montjuïc Castle presents a kaleidoscopic photography exhibition of Barcelona that allows everyone to reinterpret its many landscapes through their own eyes. A landscape is not only a physical place; it is also a sentimental place, influenced by ideas and feelings. Ultimately it becomes a subjective framework created by whoever observes and experiences it.

MONTJUÏC CIRCUIT. Legendary curves


This exhibition commemorated the legendary Montjuïc racing circuit, scene of some of the most important national and international motoring and motorcycling events.

Stone-Montjuïc-Barcelona. The constructions of the city


This exhibition was an invitation to learn about the relationship between Barcelona and Montjuïc from a cultural and material standpoint, with the presentation of geological samples, sculptures and architectural pieces loaned by the National Museum of Art of Catalonia (MNAC), the Archaeology Museum of Catalonia (MAC), the Barcelona City History Museum (MUHBA) and the Museum of Natural Sciences. The exhibition was held in the castle from 22 January to 29 July 2015.

"Catalunya es fa forta": Fortress design and engineering


Montjuïc Castle hosted the exhibition Catalunya es fa forta (Catalonia fortifies itself) from 23 December 2014 to 31 March 2015. The exhibition took visitors on a tour of the main fortresses in modern Catalonia. It explained the types of bastions and the reason for the pentagonal and triangular shapes of the fortifications. The purpose of the exhibition was to acquaint visitors with the architectural engineering of the castles and give them the sensation of being within the walls of a fortress during the visit.

Spherical Memory


The artist Quim Tarrida installed a large inflatable sculpture in the middle of the parade ground at Montjuïc Castle, a sphere converted into a mirror that prompted visitors to reflect on memory, oblivion and the cult to one’s own image.

Romania Flashback


This exhibition, held in Montjuïc Castle from 1 October 2014 to 11 January 2015 and organised around the works of photographers Florin Andreescu and Andrei Pandele, portrays Romanian society in the last few years of the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceauşescu through scenes taken from everyday life, as well as images of the events of the revolution of December 1989.

"Baixant de la Font del Gat": The Popular Fountains of Montjuïc


From 18 July to 30 November 2014, the Castell de Montjuïc hosted the exhibition "Baixant de la Font del Gat. Les fonts populars de Montjuïc" (Coming down from the Font del Gat. Popular springs in Montjuïc). The exhibition immerses us in the social life that revolved around these natural heritage sites; freshwater springs which for many years were the indispensable scene of the recreational activities and celebrations of the middle and working classes in Barcelona.