You’ll find one of Barcelona’s most unique corners in the Mirador del Migdia (in English the ‘Midday Viewpoint’). It’s one of the least frequented viewpoints on Montjuïc Mountain, even by the people who live in Barcelona. With a picnic area located in the Parc del Migdia, in which there are various tables and wooden benches, the viewpoint is an ideal place to go with the family to spend part of the day, as you’ll be able to take shelter from the sun’s rays under one of the many pine trees in the area.
From the Mirador del Migdia you’ll be able to enjoy fantastic views of the city, from the top of the Zona Franca and the Baix Llobregat, to part of Barcelona’s port and Montjuïc Cemetery.
One of the great characteristics of the viewpoint is the presence, just a few metres away, of the La Caseta del Migdia (Caseta translates into English as the ‘small house’) – a place that’s gradually becoming a well-known spot for the locals, thanks to word of mouth. Depending on the time of year its opening days and hours vary, and it normally opens on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, when you’ll be able to enjoy this wonderful place. La Caseta del Migdia, as its name suggests, is a little house that has a terrace with a few tables at which you’ll be able to relax and eat or drink something after walking up to the Mirador del Migdia.
Due to the existence of several viewpoints around Montjuïc Mountain and the proximity between most of them, we recommend that when you’re planning your trip to the Mirador del Migdia you take the opportunity to have a little wander around to visit the other viewpoints. If you do decide to do this, we recommend starting with the Jardins de Miramar viewpoint, walking up to the Mirador de l’Alcalde, then on to the Mirador del Migdia, stopping off at La Caseta del Migdia for a drink or something to eat, before completing your trip at the Montjuïc Castle viewpoint. It’s also a great plan for anyone who’s on a budget, as well as a very pleasant walk that is recommended for couples, families or groups of friends alike.
At the end of the Carrer del Molí and the Camí del Mar, Barcelona.
Open 24 hours a day.
Entry is free of charge.
How to get there?
Funicular de Montjuïc: Catch it at the Paral·lel Metro stop (Lines 2 and 3), then you’ll need to walk for 20 to 30 minutes.
Montjuïc Cable Car: Catch it at the Montjuïc stop of the Funicular de Montjuïc and from the top you’ll need to walk for 10 to 15 minutes.
Buses: Line 193, then you’ll need to walk for 10 to 15 minutes.
By private vehicle: you can park near the castle and walk to the Mirador del Migdia, which should take you just 5 to 10 minutes.
From the Mirador de l’Alcalde: All you need to do from there is to walk round Montjuïc Mountain by following the Camí del Mar.