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Barcelona Cable Car to the Montjuïc Castle

Barcelona / Montjuïc Cable Car & Castle

The Barcelona cable car (Teleferic) to the ‘Castle of Montjuïc’

Info and tickets for the ‘Telefèric’ cable car and gondola to Castell de Montjuïc in Barcelona, the castle on the hill.

Info & Tickets Montjuïc Cable Car (‘Teleferic’)

Address Avinguda de Miramar, Barcelona Spain
Metro You can get to the Montjuïc cable car from Parallel metro station (L2 and L3) using the funicular de Montjuïc. You will then travel between Parallel en Parc de Montjuic with a one-way metro ticket using the funicular train to the top.
  • Full return tickets cable car: 15 € (Tip: Order your Montjuïc cable car tickets in advance)
  • Reduced rate for children aged 4 to 12: 11 €

Book tickets online

  • The cable car is open every day:
    • January and February: 10:00am – 6:00pm
    • March-May: 10:00am – 7:00pm
    • June-September: 10:00am – 9:00pm
    • October: 10:00am – 7:00pm
    • November and December: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Note This is not this Barcelona cable car that travels from the port to Montjuic hill. Info about this Transbordador aeri del port you’ll find here.

Barcelona cable car to the Montjuïc castle

The Telefèric de Montjuïc is an unforgettable way to travel to the castle of the Montjuïc. The cable car connects the city with the top of Montjuïc hill. To achieve that, the cable car rises 84.5 metres over a distance of 750 metres. The Montjuïc offers a spectacular view of Barcelona. The castle was built in 1640, and a military museum has used the castle since 1960.

You can walk near and around the Barcelona castle for free. You do have to buy a ticket for the military exhibit. The Barcelona cable car has three stations: Parc de Montjuïc, Miramar and Castell de Montjuïc.

Castell de Montjuïc

In 1640, at the start of the Catalan revolution, the first foundation of the Barcelona castle was laid on Montjuïc hill, being constructed around the old lighthouse. The original fort was replaced by the current castle between 1751 and 1779. The process was led by military architect Juan Martín Cermeño. The Montjuïc castle consisted of four bastions and the main entrance is a bridge across the moat. Later the castle was to serve as a place of torture, military prison, and execution sight for political opponents of Franco during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) including the execution of president Lluís Companys in 1940. The entry price of the Barcelona castle also includes an exhibit about the history of the fort. If you haven’t come to learn about the fort’s cruel history, you can just enjoy one of the best panoramic views of Barcelona.

Info & Tickets Barcelona Castle of Montjuïc

  • Tickets Montjuic castle: 9 €
  • 0 – 8 years: free entry
  • Every sunday after 3 p. m. free entry
Opening hours
  • From November 1 – February 28:
    Open Monday to Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm.
  • Closed on December 25th and January 1st.
  • From March 1 – October 31:
    Open Monday to Sunday from 10:00am to 8:00pm.

Where is Barcelona Castle located?

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Barcelona cable cars & funicular mountain trains

Barcelona has 2 cable cars and 3 mountain trains (called funiculars) Most are on Barcelona’s two biggest hills which are called Montjuic hill and Tibidabo hill.

Both are fun to visit for the spectacular city views. A mountain funicular train is designed for short and steep hills. It usually has a top station and a base station.

It has two passenger carriages which are pulled or lower on a slope by the same cable which loops over a pulley wheel at the top station.

Updated April 2023

Transbordador Aeri del Port – port cable car

Red/white cabins

To / from Montjuic hill crossing Barcelona Port Vell harbour from San Sebastia beach

Ticket price 2023:

Single one way €12.50. Return ticket €20
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The “Transbordador Aeri del Port” is a spectacular ride with stunning views of all Barcelona in a cable car ride that takes you across the harbour of Barcelona to and from from Montjuic hill, to San Sebastian beach near Barceloneta beach. It opened on 11th November 1931 and at the top of the cable car tower on the beach there is an gourmet restaurant called Torre de Alta Mar.   You can buy tickets at the port cable car end stations

Barcelona harbor cable car
Pictures port cable car

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Telefèric de Montjuïc – Montjuic cable car

Silver cabins

Ticket price 2023: 
Adult return ticket €13.50 
Buy Tickets Teleferic de Montjuic

On Montjuic hill. This cable car starts halfway up Montjuic hill and ends at the former military fort at top of Montjuic 

This Montjuic cable car connects with the funicular mountain train from Parallel metro station (see below) and ends at the former military fort called Castell de Montjuic, where many cultural activities take place throughout the year and where you can enjoy great city views and coastal views. You can buy tickets at the cable car end stations.

Montjuic hill cable car 
Pictures Montjuic

Funicular de Montjuïc – funicular railway that goes halfway up Montjuic

To/from Parallel metro to bottom of Montuic cable car

The Funicular of Montjuïc is a convenient way to get up part of the way up Montjuic mountain. The journey starts at the Parallel metro station (Lines 2 and 3) and takes 2 minutes. You will arrive very close to the Olympic installations of Palau Sant Jordi arena, the Olympic stadium, the Barcelona Olympic pools, the Miró museum and many other attractions and parks. You can buy tickets at the Parallel metro station.

Montjuic funicular train 
Photos Montjuic hill 

Name: Funicular del Tibidabo – funicular railway to top of Tibidabo
Route: To/from the Plaça del Doctor Andreu at end of Avinguda Tibidabo to Tibidabo theme park.

The  Funicular de Tibidabo mountain train to the Tibidabo amusement park is out of service until 2020 for renovation. It will be replaced by a newer and more modern version in 2020. 
The vintage blue tram Tramvia Blau that went to the base station of the Funicular de Tibidabo is also out of service. There will be a replacement bus service to take visitors to the Tibidabo theme park, and the Sagrat Cor church where one can enjoy magnificent views of Barcelona city, its coastline and the valleys beyond the city. 

Funicular train to Tibidabo hill
Pictures Tibidabo hill 

Name: Funicular de Vallvidrera – funicular railway to Vallvidrera village
Route: To/from ‘Peu de Funicular’ station to top of line at Vallvidrera
This is a mostly a commuter funicular train, but can also be used by visitors to get to the village of Vallvidrera, which has quite close to attractions like Collserola park, Collserola tower and Tibadabo amusement park 
Funicular train to Vallvidrera

Please note that the cable cars and mountain trains usually close for 2 weeks annual maintenance in Jan or Feb every year.

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Barcelona Cable Car: Opening Hours, Prices

Port View and Barcelona Cable Car

From Barceloneta beach you can take a short exciting cable car ride over the old port right to the foot of Montjuic.

This cable car, called El Teleférico del Puerto (Port cable car), was opened back in 1931. The construction of the cable car was planned for the 1929 World’s Fair, so that visitors could get from the port to the exhibition pavilions and back.

By the way, in Barcelona there is another, more modern, cable car on Mount Montjuic. It is called Teleférico de Montjuic and its cabins take tourists right up to the Montjuic fortress.

But tourists are more interested in the old port cable car, because its red trailers offer stunning views of Barcelona.

Port cable car in Barcelona

To go on such an unusual trip, you need to walk to the station on the tower of St. Sebastian (San Sebastián). It is easy to find, focusing on the building in the form of a large glass sail – the W Barcelona hotel. Then you will have to take the elevator to the landing site and sit in the cabin. The height of the tower is 78 meters, so landing is not for the faint of heart.

The entire cable car ride takes 8-10 minutes. From a cabin with a panoramic glazing the bewitching views open. A marina floats below, surrounded by dozens of restaurants and cafes; in the distance one can see old Catalan houses; streets and boulevards filled with cars and people; with the gaze of an experienced traveler, the statue of Columbus accompanies the cabin.

Port cable car in Barcelona

There are two red cabins on the route, one in each direction. Departure interval 15-20 minutes. Cabin capacity no more than 19man, so be prepared for queues.

The length of the cable car is 1300 meters. Height – from 50 to 100 meters above the ground. More precisely, above the surface of the water, because most of the way passes over the sea.

The cable car takes you to the foot of Montjuïc. From here you can reach the Fortress of Montjuïc, walk to the touristic La Rambla or walk to the Barcelona Maritime Museum.

View of the cable car from Montjuic

Opening hours of the cable car

December 25 – the cable car is closed, the rest of the time it works daily.

January 1 – February 28 11:00 – 17:30
March 1 – May 31 10:30 – 19:00
June 1 – September 11 10:00 – 20:00
September 12 – October 27 10:30 – 19:00
October 28 – December 31 11:00 – 17:30

The price of tickets for the cable car in Barcelona

During the tourist season there are long queues for tickets, because the cable car is not only public transport, but also a form of entertainment for tourists.

  • One way ticket – 11 euros
  • Round-trip ticket – 16.5 euros
  • Children under 7 travel free of charge

Take into account the opening hours of the cable car in order to catch the return flight before it closes. Animals are not allowed on the cable car, unless it is a guide dog.

Tickets are sold at the cable car ticket office near the boarding point. Advance and online ticket sales are not provided.

How to get there

Boarding and disembarking is carried out only at the final stations: at the San Sebastian tower and Miramar station.

The landing site at the port is located on the tower of San Sebastian, near the beach of Barceloneta (San Sebastián, Paseo Juan de Borbón, Barceloneta). Barceloneta metro station (L 4). bus stop V15, V19, 45, 47, 59, D20.

The second landing site is the Miramar station at the foot of Montjuic. It can be reached by buses 50, 100 and 193.

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Cable car in Barcelona: how to conquer Montjuic

The cable car in Barcelona, ​​which takes you up to Montjuic, gives you the chance not only to comfortably overcome the path to the urban treasure with a complex of attractions, but also to enjoy the beauties of the capital of Catalonia.

Doubt aside – fantastic views of the skyscrapers, places of worship in Barcelona and other wonders from the cabin:

  1. As you ride the cable car, you will see a panorama of the Collserola mountains, the amusement park on Tibidabo, the sea, the promenade – everything for which tourists fell in love with Barcelona.
  2. When conquering Montjuic, one can see the delights of such a great project as the Sagrada Familia temple, to which Gaudí devoted decades of his life.
  3. From the cable car you can admire the center of Barcelona, ​​cast a glance at the Agbar Tower, Port Forum.

The Montjuïc cable car has been open to the public since 1970. In the middle of the last decade, the facility was reconstructed, as there was a need to increase technical and economic indicators. And as a result, the cable car has acquired 55 new cabins for residents and guests of Barcelona. Any of them can accommodate up to 8 people at the same time.

Montjuic cable car

This mode of transport allows you to reach Montjuic in less than 10 minutes. The distance covered is 752 m. The route of the cable car includes 3 stops.

Parc Montjuic

Near the station, everything that Montjuic appreciates from the Joan Miro Foundation to the National Museum of Barcelona is located near the station. Here you can see the village of Poble Espanyol, which combines the main cultural features of Spain.

Parc Monjuic is a stopover for people planning to take a closer look at the facilities built on Montjuic just in time for the Olympics 1992 years old


The point where the Montjuic cable car stops next to the terrace equipped according to the canons of design. From it it is pleasant to admire the beauties of the port. Nearby is the botanical garden of Montjuic, captivating with the prospect of looking at the natural grace of Barcelona.

Barcelona cable car: Castell station

Stop at the top, close to Montjuïc fortress. Once the fortification was used for its intended purpose, contributing to the protection of order in Barcelona and its salvation from the invaders. However, now the cable car stops at a facility focused on modern culture and sports traditions. Of course, all the historical wealth of Montjuic is carefully guarded.

After getting off at the Castell station, travelers can have a bite to eat at the Torre d´Alta Mar restaurant, where every guest is welcome, no matter where they come from in Barcelona. In terms of the menu, the emphasis is on Catalan cuisine, which is famous for its seafood, expert serving of vegetables and pastries.

Way to the cable car

If you choose the subway, get off at Paral-lel station. Then you need to take the Montjuic funicular.

Buses 50, 55, 61 or 150 of the Barcelona public transport system will take you to your destination – the stop is named after the mountain. Do not forget that the cable car ride is only available at buying a separate ticket .

Schedule of transport to the top of Montjuic

From the beginning of the year until March, the cable car is available from 10:00 to 18:00. It is allowed to use it for an hour longer until the end of May. In summer and in the first month of autumn, the cable car in Barcelona operates until 21:00. In October – until 19:00. From November until the end of the year, you can climb Montjuic in cabins until 18:00.

In January, the cable car on the mountain, as well as the funicular operating here, is closed for maintenance checks and repairs. These procedures take about 20 days. As a result, a decision may be made to revise the schedule indicated just above.

To ensure that traffic to the treasures of Montjuic is not paralyzed, a bus is available from Barcelona’s Parallel metro station to the Parc Montjuic stop during the works. Then you can take the 150th, which will take you to the defensive fortress.

Cost of the cable car ride

Find out the current cost of the ride and book a ticket in advance at at .

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