The translation of the etymology of Montjuic is that of “Mount of the Jews”, supposedly of medieval Catalan, motivated by the existence, confirmed by the documents and archeology, of a Jewish cemetery in the mountains. It also contemplates the possibility that this place name comes from the Latin form Mons Iovis, that is, Monte de Jupiter, name mentioned by Pomponio Mela in his work Corography.
The Montjuïc pavilion is a new proposal for corporate events and private events. Located in one of the most beautiful gardens in the Park of Montjuïc, it boasts an exceptional architecture, in which various influences are perceived. The building has its origin in a pavilion that was part of the International Exhibition of Barcelona in 1929. The recent renovation works have given it a bright and airy appearance, with huge windows and clean and geometric lines. A modern and very successful interpretation of this historic pavilion
Just as it is always a strategic point for the defense of the city, it has been to keep it under control, along with the fortress at the other end of the city. In 1843 the city was bombed from the castle to end the rebellion of the Jamaican which destroyed or damaged 460 buildings.The castle has also been used numerous times as a prison for political prisoners until the time of Franco’s dictatorship, and place where they were later shot and buried in the cemetery on the south-west side of the mountain. During the 19th and 20th centuries several anarchists were shot (among them the pedagogue Francisco Ferrer y Guardia) and in 1940 Lluís Companys president of the Generalitat of Catalonia.