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Montjuic's cable car


Tower of the Air ferry at the Barceloneta

 
CABLE CARS AND FUNICULARS

 

In Barcelona there are several funiculars and cable cars. All of them give access to the mountains of Montjuic and Tibidabo. The fact that there are a few, leads sometimes to confusion, specially when there are similar facilities on the same mountain as it is the case.

 


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Montjuic's Funicular

Since 1928 the funicular departing from Avenida del Paralelo is the most ecologic, economical and convenient way to get to Montjüic mountain. This funicular is linked to the metro network, in particular to lines 2 and 3 at the metro station Parallel, taking the funicular is as changing lines in the metro, it is not necessary to come out the station and the same ticket is valid. It drops you at the Avenida de Miramar, just in front of the station of Montjuic Cable car, and very close to the Miró Foundation, if you walk a little bit further past the Miró Foundation you get to the Olímpic Ring, if you go the other direction, towards the sea, you get to Miramar, an esplanade with fantastic views of the city and the port.

Montjuic's Cable Car

The modern Montjuic cable car is a comfortable transport which brings you to the top of Montjuic's mountain enjoying throughout the way impressive views of the city. there is a stop at the middle at El Mirador and once on the top we can visit the Castle of Montjüic, and the Military Museum if we wish to. You can get a return ticket or walk down the hill across the Petra Kelly gardens or Mossen Cinto Verdager park. See prices and more information.

The Port's Air Ferry (Montjuic - Barceloneta Cable Car)

This old cable car connects Montjuic mountain with the Port and the Barceloneta. Two huge towers hold the cable-ferry which crosses above the port at a considerable height: Jaume I tower stands on the World Trade Center dock, and Sant Sebastiá tower near the Sant Sebastiá beach in the Barceloneta. In Montjuic, the air ferry station is at the Miramar gardens. It is possible to pick up the cable-ferry in any of the towers, but the Jaume I tower, at the World Trade Center has been closed as a station for some time, so check if it is on use. For security reasons, the cable-ferry does not work whenever it is too windy. More information here.

Tibidabo's Funicular

This funicular train works only when the amusement park is open. It climbs up the Tibidabo mountain from the Pl. Doctor Andreu (at the end of the Avenida del Tibidabo) and drops you right at the entrance of the amusement park, on the top of the mountain. The best to get to the Funicular is to take the Tramvia Blau at the plaza de John Kennedy (FGC-metro station: Avenida Tibidabo), it goes up the Avenida del Tibidabo and drops you at the Pl. Doctor Andreu, right at the entrance of the funicular station. More information here.

Vallvidrera's Funicular

There is another funicular train at the Tibidabo. The funicular de Vallvidrera operates all year long as it is part of the transport network of barcelona, it connects the village of Vallvidrera with the city. This funicular train deprts from the FGC station Peu del Funicular, and goes up the hill to Vallvidrera, with a mid-slope stop at the Carretera de les Aigues, a good starting point for walks in the sierra de Collserola on foot or by bike.