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Montjuïc Cable Car

General Information

Montjuïc Cable Car or Telefèric de Montjuïc is a cable car in Barcelona which starts from Avinguda Miramar, makes a 750 meters and 8 minutes long journey in order to go up to the Montjuic Castle.

A ride in this cable car is an excellent opportunity to take a look at Barcelona and its most famous landmarks from a bird’s eye view (the vehicle rises at a height of 85 meters). You will pass over well-known buildings, such as Sagrada Familia and Torre Agbar. Due to the 360-degree windows, you can enjoy all these from multiple perspectives. If the weather is favorable too, good photos are guaranteed.

Montjuïc Cable Car has been recently renovated which means that you will glide above the city in modern and comfortable cabins. The maximum capacity of each cabin is 8 passengers.

The cable car is very popular among tourists and consider to be a great and enjoyable attraction.



The cable car has three stations, it is possible to get on and off at any of them. The first one is Parc Montjuïc, situated on Avinguda Miramar and it is near the most popular attractions in the area of Montjuic (for additional information – Attractions and Tours near Montjuic). It is suggested that before your journey, you will take a trip at Poble Espanyol (The Spanish Village) and visit Fundació Joan Miró and Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (for additional information – Attractions and Tours near Poble Espanyol (The Spanish Village) and Attractions and Tours near Fundació Joan Miró).

The second station is Mirador which is famous for Mirador de l’Alcalde. This is a nice terrace from where you can admire the port area of the city.

Costa i Llobera Gardens is also near the cable car station. It is a nice botanical garden, where you can take a pleasant walk, admire several amazing statues and plants and take a look at the harbour of Barcelona and the Poble Sec area using one of the telescopes settled in the garden.

The last station is Montjuic Castle itself, which is a well-known fortress and former prison built in the 17th century (for additional information – Attractions and Tours near Montjuic Castle and History of Barcelona). Besides the old fort you can enjoy the unforgettable view of the city, the amazing Mediterranean Sea and the mountains.

Returning from the castle is simple, you either go down with the cable car or take a pleasant walk on the slopes of the hill. In this case, you can visit also the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys (Olympic Stadium Lluís Companys) (for additional information – Attractions and Tours near Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys).

The experience can be enhanced by another cable car journey – Transbordador Aeri del Port‘s final station (Estación de Miramar) is just a five-minute walk from the first station of Telefèric de Montjuïc.

Who is it Recommended for?

Montjuïc Cable Car is a nice attraction which can be a great experience for everyone. You can try it alone, with your friends, with your family or with your partner (for additional information – Romantic Vacation in Barcelona andKids and Families in Barcelona).

Since the whole area is very family-friendly and kids are entitled to a significant discount, it is especially recommended for families with children (for additional information – Cable Cars to the Montjuic for Kids and Families and Kids and Families in Montjuic).

Since the cable car is fully accessible for wheelchair, disabled tourists can also enjoy this attraction (for additional information – Accessibility of Montjuïc Cable Car and Accessibility in Barcelona).

Nonetheless, a travel at a height of 85 meters is not dedicated for those who are afraid of heights.

Tips and Recommendations




 

  • Montjuïc Cable Car is also known as Telefèric de Montjuïc. Nevertheless it should not be confused with Transbordador Aeri del Port, also known as Barcelona Port Cable Car, Port Cable Car, Port Vell Aerial Tramway or Telefèric Aeri del Port. This is another cable car that operates in the area of Montjuic hill (for additional information – Cable Car Barcelona and Attractions and Tours near Montjuic).
  • The journey on Montjuïc Cable Car can be combined with numerous attractions in the area of Montjuic (for additional information – Attractions and Tours near Montjuic). You can visit also remarkable places such as Poble Espanyol (The Spanish Village), Fundació Joan Miró, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys (Olympic Stadium Lluís Companys) and Montjuïc Castle. Furthermore you can admire the wonderful Costa i Llobera Garden and the Font màgica de Montjuïc (Magic Fountain of Montjuic). In summer you will find also the outdoor Olympic Dive Pool.
  • It is very easy to approach Montjuïc Cable Car. At Paral.lel metro station you can get on the funicular which will take you to the first station of the cable car. Besides these, you can arrive there easily by bus, car, taxi or by Hop-on Hop-off Bus (for additional information – Public Transportation in Barcelona, Car Rental in Barcelona and Car Rental in Spain).
  • Since Transbordador Aeri del Port‘s final station (Estación de Miramar) is close to the first station of Telefèric de Montjuïc, you can get to Montjuïc Cable Car also on Port Cable Car.
  • Montjuïc Cable Car has three stations, it is possible to get on and off at any of them.
  • Returning from Montjuic Castle is simple, you either go down with the cable car or take a pleasant walk on the slopes of the hill.
  • Montjuïc Cable Car is usually closed during January or February for three weeks because of annual maintenance. That is why it is suggested that when you are planning your vacation check the schadule of the cable car (for additional information – Montjuïc Cable Car During Winter and Winter Vacation in Barcelona).
  • It is not recommended to purchase tickets for Telefèric de Montjuïc in advance during winter since the cable car does not work in rainy and windy weather.
  • This attraction is very popular, especially during the high season, therefore it is highly recommended to book the tickets in advance and ensure you participation.

  • You can reserve your tickets for Telefèric de Montjuïc here or here. Both companies offer quite a favorable price (for additional information – Montjuïc Cable Car Tickets in Advance).
  • You can buy your tickets for Montjuïc Cable Car also by using a special coupon that can be found at many places in Barcelona.
  • You cannot bring your pet to Montjuïc Cable Car. The only animals that can enter the cabins are guide dogs (for additional information – Accessibility of Montjuïc Cable Car and Accessibility in Barcelona).
  • This attraction is recommended for the ones traveling to Barcelona for a romantic vacation (for additional information – Romantic Vacation in Barcelona).

  • This attraction is recommended for the ones traveling to Barcelona with kids, it is very popular among families (for additional information – Kids and Families in Barcelona).

  • This attraction is suitable also for people with disabilities who travel to Barcelona, it is fully accessible and wheelchair-friendly (for additional information – Accessibility in Barcelona).

  • A ride on the Telefèric de Montjuïc is not dedicated for those who are afraid of heights.
  • It is recommended to ride the Montjuïc Cable Car in the early hours of the morning because later the cable car and the whole area of Montjuic become extremely crowded.

Useful Information

Getting there
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Metro

L2 (purple) or L3 (green) – Paral.lel station + funicular: Parc de Montjuïc station.

Transbordador Aeri del Port – Estación de Miramar station + a five-minute walk

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Bus

Bus No. 50, 55, 150 and 155.

Location

Av. Miramar, 30,
08038, Barcelona,
Spain

Opening Times

Jan. – Feb. : 10:00-18:00.
Mar. – May : 10:00-19:00.
Jun. – Sep. : 10:00-21:00.
Oct. : 10:00-19:00.
Nov. – Dec. : 10:00-18:00.
In Jan. or Feb. it is usually closed for three weeks because of annual maintenance.

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