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Practical and fun, the Montjuïc cable car (Telefèric de Montjuïc) is a unique means of transport that allows you to discover the Montjuïc mountain and its main attractions. A cable car flight in three stops: Parc Montjuïc, Castell and Mirador. At the top a magnificent panoramic view of Catalan capital awaits you. The cable car Barcelona offers easy access to the Citadel, the Joan Miró Foundation, the Poble Espanyol, the Olympic Stadium or the National Art Museum of Catalonia among many other attractions as you will see in our descriptions of the three stops.
Montjuïc Cable Car hours
The Montjuïc cable car is open all year round but its opening hours vary according to the season:
- From January to February from 10am to 6pm
- From March to May from 10am to 7pm
- From June to September from 10am to 8pm
- In October from 10am to 7pm
- In November to December from 10am to 6pm
Video: Montjuïc Cable Car ride over Barcelona
How to get to Montjuic cable car Barcelona ?
There is no departure station, strictly speaking, for the cable car. Indeed, you can go up and start your visit by cable car at any of the three stations: Parc Montjuïc, Castell and Mirador.
Barcelona cable cars : Be careful not to confuse it with the harbor cable car Barcelona which is another cable car.
To access the cable car:
- By Metro: lines L2 and L3 stop "Paral-lel" then use the funicular to get to the Parc de Montjuïc stop.
- By Bus with lines 55 and 150 stop Av. Miramar - Estació del Funicular
- By Hop on Hop Off bus the red line takes you directly to the Telefèric station in Montjuïc.
Note that if you have to take the Montjuïc Funicular, it is part of Barcelona's metro network. You can therefore use it with a simple metro ticket from Paral-lel station (L2, L3). Ticket at 2.15€ one way or with the Hola Barcelona transport card!
Where is the Montjuic cable car located?
If you can access the cable car via the three stations along its route, the official address of the cable car is the of this stop:
Telefèric de Montjuïc
address: Avinguda Miramar, 30
website: Telefèric de Montjuïc - Barcelona
Montjuïc cable car route, the three stops and all the places to visit:
Located exclusively on the Montjuïc hill, the cable car serves three stops and many places and attractions to discover.
Inaugurated in 2007, its 55 cabins, which can carry 8 people at a maximum speed of 5 meters/second, cross a height difference of 84.5 meters for a journey of 752 meters between the Parc Montjuïc, Mirador and Castell stations.
1 - Parc Montjuïc stop:
This stop is the richest of the three stops in terms of tourist attractions to discover and visit. Only one certainty, you will not have time to see everything, so you will have to make choices!▼ Show more
Take your time and maybe start with the Joan Miró Foundation. Splendid receptacle of the work of the Catalan painter erected by the famous architect Josep Lluís Sert.
The place, integrated into nature, is a haven of calm and softness made of large bright spaces. A journey through the master's multiple artistic researches: painting, sculpture, ceramics, theatre, tapestry...
Nearby the National Museum of Art of Catalonia (MNAC) presents Catalan works from the Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance periods, from the 11th to the 18th century. Located in the Montjuïc National Palace, this museum, renowned for its unique collection of Romanesque art paintings, is also well worth a long visit.
Not far from the MNAC, discover the Ethnological Museum of Barcelona, which aims to show the culture of the different communities present in the city.
The Mies van der Rohe Pavilion is another small gem to visit for lovers of design and architecture. This building was designed by the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe to house the German pavilion at the 1929 Universal Exhibition. A symbol of 20th century modern architecture, connoisseurs will appreciate finding in situ the foundation's furniture, including the famous "Barcelona Chair".
A favourite place for young and old alike, Poble Espanyol alone deserves a good day's visit. Built for the 1929 Universal Exhibition, this open-air museum is a life-size reproduction of Spanish villages. A real trip to Spain without leaving Barcelona: architecture, crafts, contemporary art, souvenir shopping and gastronomy are all on the programme. You will also find the Fran Daurel Foundation where works by Picasso, Dalí, Tàpies, Guinovart and other leading figures in Catalan contemporary art are on display!
For sports enthusiasts, it will be necessary to take a short walk to the main facilities of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, including the Olympic Oval, the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium, the Sant Jordi Palace by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, the Calatrava Tower, the Joan Antoni Samaranch Olympic and Sports Museum, which offers an interactive space unique in Europe for a virtual Olympic sports experience against your favorite athletes...
Do you have some energy left? Then discover the Greek Theatre, the Mercat de les Flors, the Albéniz Palace or the sounds and lights show of the Magic Fountain Barcelona!▲ Show less
2 - Castell stop
The Montjuïc Castle is the main attraction of this stop. The cable car allows you to access it without difficulty by avoiding a rather steep walk since it is located at an altitude of 173 meters. Panoramic view of Barcelona guaranteed!▼ Show more
The Castell de Montjuïc or Montjuïc Castle or Castle of Barcelona dates back to 1660 and has been transformed many times and its current appearance dates back to the 18th century. The exhibitions presented there tell its history and that of Barcelona. Its terrace offers you a panoramic view of the city that will take your breath away. An ideal place to photograph.
Leaving the Castle and going down to the Olympic Stadium, you will discover the Botanical Garden, which extends over 14 hectares. It is famous for its 1300 plant species from all over the world but with the particularity of being perfectly adapted to the Mediterranean climate. Not far from the Botanical Garden, two other gardens can be visited: the Gardens of Joan Brossa and the Gardens of Mossèn Cinto Verdaguer. Two Catalan poets.▲ Show less
3 - Mirador stop
It is the ideal stop to enjoy the surrounding nature, its gardens and a magical view of Barcelona.▼ Show more
We stop there to visit first the Mirador de l'Alcalde, which is a terraced park dating back to 1969. The famous "Sardana", a monumental sculpture by Josep Cañas depicting Catalans dancing the Sardana, is on display. It is from its numerous terraces that the plunging view of the city is the most photogenic. In the background, we discover the Sagrada Familia. Take your cameras!
Remains of the 1929 Universal Exhibition The Miramar Gardens, located on a 60 meters high cornice, also offer a bird's eye view of Barcelona, which is highly appreciated by photographers. An ideal haven of peace to take a break under century-old trees, sculptures and Mediterranean vegetation. Also worth visiting are the Gardens of Costa i Llobera for its impressive collection of cacti (more than 800 species).▲ Show less
Montjuïc Cable Car Barcelona -Frequently asked questions
What is the departure station of the Montjuïc cable car?
There is no departure station for the Montjuïc cable car itself. You can climb to any of the three stations: Parc de Montjuïc, Castell and Mirador.
How to get to the Montjuic cable car Barcelona?
The easiest way to get to the Montjuïc cable car is to take the funicular to the Paral-lel metro station served by lines L2 and L3 which will take you directly to the "Telefèric de Montjuïc" station▼ Show more
What route can I take with my round-trip ticket?
You can do whatever you want with your Montjuic cable car ticket. For example, you can go up and down in any order you like. Visit and then take the cable car back to the next station.
Do I have to use the Montjuïc cable car ticket for the same day?
Yes. The round-trip ticket must be used on the same day.
Does the Montjuïc cable car depart from the port of Barcelona?
No, the Montjuïc cable car does not leave from the Port of Barcelona. This is another cable car in the city that should not be confused with.▲ Show less