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Montjuïc TMB Funicular & Cable Car to Montjuïc Castle

Teleferic de Montjuïc gondola cable car to Montjuïc Castle & Funicular deMontjuïc. Tickets and info for getting to Montjuïc castle

Updated: May 21, 2024 by: Barcelona Travel Hacks Views: 2.4k

About Montjuïc TMB Funicular & Cable Car to Montjuïc Castle

The Teleferic de Montjuïc is an scenic way to ascend 84 metres to the top of Montjuïc mountain to visit Montjuïc Castle.

Along the 750 metre trajectory of the cable car ride you will get spectacular views of Barcelona city whilst flying over Montjuïc Gardens.

The Montjuïc cable car includes a mid station called Miremar de Montjuïc.

Note that this is not the same cable car as Transbordador Aeri del Port cable car which has the red cabins and crosses from Montjuïc Miramar Gardens to Barceloneta, flying over Port Vell.

The lower station of the Montjuïc teleferic cable car links into the Funicular de Montjuic from Parallel Metro Station.

Montjuïc Cable car (Teleferico de Montjuïc) History

The Funicular line was opened in 1928 in order to serve the International Exhibition of 1929. Until around 1970, the funicular included a second upper stage, linking the current upper termination station in avenida Miramar with Montjuïc Castle.

Montjuïc Funicular was extensively reconstructed for the 1992 Olympics to serve the stadium facilities of Lluis i Companys and Palau Sant Jordi as well as the Piscinas de salto (diving swimming pool).

The teleferico de Montjuïc cable car was originally put into service in 1970, replacing a former upper stage of the Montjuïc funicular. The first incarnation of the cable car used a fleet of open cars.

The Montjuïc teleferic closed October 2004 and was completely rebuilt, opening in May 2007. The second Montjuïc cable car now uses a fleet of 55 closed cabins.

The current 2007 cable car system uses cable propelled carriages. The carriages are not fixed to the running cable but actually hang from it and ride the running cable to each station where they detach from the running cable to allow passengers to board.

Visiting Montjuïc TMB Funicular & Cable Car to Montjuïc Castle

The funicular de Montjuïc, a cable railway that runs from metro Parallel (Green L3 and Purple L2) to halfway up the mountain at Aveninda Miramar in Montjuïc. The Funicular upper station is also served by the Barcelona Bus Touristic Red Route.

NOTE: the Funicular de Montjuïc is part of the TMB network so use a T-casual or Hola BCN ticket. The teleferico Montjuïc cable car is not part of the TMB network so a separate ticket must be purchased online or in the ticket office before boarding.

Journey time for the Montjuïc Funicular is about 5 Minutes. The Teleferic de Montjuïc cable car also has a journey time of about 5 minutes.

What to take with you for Montjuïc TMB Funicular & Cable Car to Montjuïc Castle

Parallel and Aveninda Miramar Stations in the Montjuïc funicular are accessible by lift with the funicular carriages being large enough to accommodate bicycles and push chairs.

The Montjuïc cable car from Avenida Miramar to Montjuïc castle has small cabins that do not fit a bicycle. The Montjuïc Teleferic has two cars that are adapted for wheelchair access.

Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult Zone 1 T-casual € 15.00 Child T-familiar € 11.00 for 4-12 Years, Under 4 FREEGroup/Family Ticket? No.Notes Prices are for return ticket.

Getting to Montjuïc TMB Funicular & Cable Car to Montjuïc Castle

Address: Avinguda Miramar 26-30, Barcelona. 08038

The Funicular de Montjuïc is linked to the metro network at TMB Metro Parallel station. (Green L3 and Purple L2)

Transfer from the funicular onto the cable car at the funicular upper station at Miramar avenue or use the Barcelona Bus Touristic Red Route.

The Funicular de Montjuïc is linked to the metro network at TMB Metro Parallel station. (Green L3 and Purple L2)

Transfer from the funicular onto the cable car at the funicular upper station at Miramar avenue or use the Barcelona Bus Touristic Red Route to get to the Cable car lower station..

See the Montjuïc Attractions and Public Transport map for location information.

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