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The cable cars and funiculars are among the most fun and alternative ways of travelling in Barcelona. These popular transport systems are a touristic attraction on their own, providing great views and taking the visitor to exciting locations in Barcelona.

 

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Barcelona Cable Cars

Montjuic Cable Car

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The Montjuic cable car is the most popular in Barcelona. Offering breathtaking views of the city, it will take you directly to the top of Montjuic mountain, where you can visit the Montjuic Castle and enjoy 360º panoramic sights of Barcelona.

 

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Barcelona’s Port Cable Car

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This impressive cable car takes you from Montjuic to Barceloneta beach and viceversa. It’s the fastest way to get from the mountain to the beach. It offers exciting views of the seaport, the beach, Maremagnum and even La Rambla.

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Montserrat cable car

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One way of getting to the stunning Montserrat monastery and mountain (located outside of Barcelona), is through this cable car.

Book a 6 hour tour that includes transportation to Montserrat from Barcelona, cable car ride and access to the impressive church and monastery, home of the Black Madonna, Catalonia’s patron saint.

 

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Discover the Barcelona Pass

The Barcelona Pass is the ultimate key to Barcelona’s biggest attractions. This tourist card, available for 2 or 3 days, includes free entrance to more than 20 top attractions and an optional travelcard for unlimited transportation around the city.  


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Barcelona funiculars

Tibidabo funicular

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This mountain railway system departs from Doctor Andreu Square (at the end of Tibidabo Avenue), directly to the top of mount Tibidabo. 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.

 

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Montjuic funicular

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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.

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Montserrat rack railway

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This rack railway system is also available to travel to the Montserrat monastery and mointain retreat. You can also book a half day tour to Montserrat that includes transportation from Barcelona, rack railway tickets and entry to the Benedictine Abbey.

 

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Hola BCN Transport Pass

Hola BCN is a transport pass that offers unlimited access to the entire Barcelona transportation network. Features 2, 3, 4 and 5 day tickets, helping you save money in your process of discovering Barcelona. It covers metro, buses, tram, FGC Railway and Renfe suburban trains.

 

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The best tours in Barcelona


Full Day tour: Torres Cellars, Montserrat & Sitges with Brunch

Join this full day guided tour that includes a brunch and wine tasting at the Torres Cellars in the Penedés region, plus the breathtaking landscape of Montserrat and the stunning city of Sitges.

Sagrada Familia guided tour + fast track entrance and towers

Admire the most famous monument in Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia through this 1,5 hour guided tour that includes fast track entrance and visit to the towers for extraordinary views of Barcelona.

Day trip to Girona and Figueres with Dalí Museum

Enjoy Girona and Figueres, Salvador Dalí’s hometown in this guided full day tour. Walk through the picturesque streets of medieval Girona and visit the Dalí-Theater Museum in Figueres, the biggest collection of the surrealist artist.

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Entrance and guided tour to Sagrada Familia and Park Güell plus Casa Batlló and La Pedrera

Get the best of Gaudí in Barcelona in one single tour. Experience the creative genius of Gaudí with this 4,5 hour guided tour that includes entrance to Sagrada Familia and Park Güell, plus an exterior visit to La Pedrera and Casa Batlló.

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Park Güell Fast Track Entrance and Guided Tour

Visit one of Barcelona’s most amazing landmarks in this 1,5 hour guided tour of Park Güell. Learn all about this magnificent modernist work by Gaudi, one of the places that make Barcelona a unique city.

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Montserrat morning tour from Barcelona

Immerse yourself in the magic of Montserrat, one of the most special locations near Barcelona. This morning guided tour invites you to explore this mountain retreat, as well as its monastery, funiculars and mountain paths leading to spectacular views.

Highlights of Barcelona morning tour

Enjoy Barcelona to the fullest with this guided morning tour, featuring the best of Barcelona. Explore the Gothic Quarter, the Gothic Cathedral, Montjuïc, Poble Espanyol and much more.

Game of Thrones Girona guided tour

Experience the magic of the fabulous Girona’s historical center through the scenarios of Game of Thrones. Explore the medieval city, one of the settings of the famous hit TV show, in this 6 hour guided tour from Barcelona.

Sagrada Familia guided tour - Fast Track entrance

This 1,5 hour guided tour will give you instant access to Barcelona’s biggest landmark: Sagrada Familia. Enjoy the most impressive architecture and ornaments with a Fast Track entrance, no queues.

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