Outdoor Cinema in Barcelona
On the very top of the Montjuic mountain, you will find the “Castell de Montjuic” castle.
A place with spectacular views but foremost the home of Sala Montjuic outdoor cinema Barcelona.
Every year around July, Sala Montjuic show popular movies in the open air.
There are mostly local people participating, but if you read this article carefully I’ll show you how to join as a tourist.
‘Sala Montjuic’ is the name of this cultural event. They show some really good movies in their native language (Mostly English), with Spanish subtitles.
The sound quality over the entire field is absolutely great, so you can really hear it well. Click here to see the movies shown in 2019. (As I said, really good movies).
Before the movie starts, there is also live music on the podium under the big screen.
Prices and how to pay
The prices are actually pretty low if you ask me. The movie (plus live music while you wait) will cost you €6.50 per ticket. For an extra €3.25 per person you can rent a small seat which I really recommend. There are often also extra options that include food packages, but I always bring my own like everybody else.
For an extra €5.- you can get a guided tour at the castle, but this is in Spanish. And just visiting the castle on other days is often free. So I don’t recommend this.
To pay you first have to create an account on their website, you can do that right here (English).
Fill in the form and at Zipcode/Postalcode, you can just fill in 08002 (Barcelona) if this gives any problems.
Then click registrate and you will be guided to a page with your account information.
Now you have to choose a movie (the hard part because they are all nice).
The easy way is to go this overview page and click on the movie that you like.
Here you see all the information about the movie and the live band of that day. Also the date and time.
If you go to “buy tickets”, you can select how many entrees and seats you want then press “get tickets”.
If you agree with the shopping cart information press “pay” and it will guide you to an external page where you can pay by creditcard. (Visa, Mastercard or Maestro)
After payment you will receive an email with your tickets. You don’t need to print them because you can show them from your phone if you prefer to safe the planet!
Location and how to get there
The accual location of Sala Montjuic:
Ctra. de Montjuïc, 52, 08038 Barcelona
Because it’s on the very top of the mountain, I don’t recommend walking.
Included in your movie ticket is a bus trip from and back to ‘Plaça d’Espanya’. (Same station if you go to the awesome Magic Fountain or the Las Arenas Shopping Mall) The busstop is exactly here:
Av. del Paraŀlel, 298, 08015 Barcelona
By Cable Car
There is a much cooler way to get directly to the Sala Montjuic outdoor cinema Barcelona. By cable car! Although it’s not included in the movie ticket, it is something really special.
The station is right next to the entrance of the Sala Montjuic.
Check the current prices of the cable car.
The start of this cable car is next to the harbor:
Avinguda Miramar, 08038 Barcelona