The Barcelona cable cars and funiculars are among the alternative ways of travelling in Barcelona. Although they’re only meant to reach specific areas of the city, these have proven to be very popular and a touristic attraction as well.
Barcelona Cable Cars
- Montjuïc Cable Car. If you wish to visit Montjuic’s Castle the breathtaking Montjuic Cable Car is the best way to get there.
- Barcelona’s Port Cable Car. It takes you from Montjuïc to Barceloneta and viceversa. It’s the fastest way to get from the mountain, to the beach or viceversa. It offers exciting views of the seaport, the beach, Maremagnum and La Rambla.
Barceloneta Cable Car
This clever transport system was installed in Barcelona in order to get to Montjuic and mount Tibidabo.
It departs from Paral·lel metro station (lines 2 and 3). The ride lasts no more than two minutes and the final destination is Montjuic. It’s located at walking distance from the Olympic Park and the Joan Miró Fundation.
At the time of its opening in 1928, it was the fastest cable railway in the world. It could move around 6,000 people to Montjuic in just one hour.
There is no extra charge to use the Montjuic funicular. It works with the regular metro ticket and there’s no need to leave the station.
It departs from Doctor Andreu Square (at the end of Tibidabo Avenue). It takes you directly to the Tibidabo mountain. In there, feel free to visit Tibidabo Amusement Park (the only amusement park in Barcelona).
Finally, you can also visit the Collserola Communications Tower and the Expiatory Church of the Sacred Heart. Above all, don’t miss one of the best observation decks in Barcelona, offering one of the most impressive views of the city.
Location of the Montjuic funicular
Location of the Tibidabo funicular
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