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Telefèric de Montjuïc | Barcelona Cable Car

Owing to the strike called for Women’s Day on Wednesday 8th March, the Montjuïc Cable Car will not be in service.

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Telefèric de Montjuïc

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The Montjuïc cable car offers you a unique panoramic view of Barcelona.
Get a bird’s-eye view of the entire city as you ride up to Montjuïc Castle.

Enjoy a family day out for Sant Jordi

From 21 to 23 April, take the family on the Montjuïc Cable Car and get free tickets for children under 12.

Buy your tickets at the cable car ticket office.

 

What to see at Montjuic

  • Montjuïc Castle

  • Poble Espanyol

  • Fundació Joan Miró

  • National Art Museum of Catalonia

  • Magic Fountain of Montjuïc

  • Mercat de les Flors

  • Teatre Grec

    Leisure and tourist attractions

  • Joan Maragall Gardens

  • Barcelona Botanical Garden

  • Palau Sant Jordi

  • Montjuïc Olympic Ring

  • Mossèn Costa i Llobera Gardens

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Fares and prices 2023

See prices of the different types of ticket we offer.

Adult

10.00€

Child (4 to 12 years)

8.00€

Under 4 years

Free

8.00€

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Adult

13.50€

15.00€

Child (4 to 12 years)

9.90€

11.00€

Under 4 years

Free

11.00€

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One way ticket, sold only at the ticket office.

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    Stations from which to enjoy the best views of the city
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    Views of Barcelona
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Montjuïc Castle | Barcelona Cable Car

Owing to the strike called for Women’s Day on Wednesday 8th March, the Montjuïc Cable Car will not be in service.

From defensive fortress to municipal facility

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  • The cable car route

    Castell Stop

The summit of Montjuïc Mountain, which is some 173 metres above sea level, is home to a construction called Montjuïc Castle. It is an ideal defensive site as it offers 360º views of the territory. The first fortress was built during the Reapers’ War, in 1640, and has survived to the present day.

Why visit Montjuïc Castle?

In the mid-18th century the military engineer Juan Martín Cermeño was responsible for the remodelling of the enclosure as it had been significantly damaged during the War of the Spanish Succession, which took place from 1701 to 1714. Montjuïc Castle has been used to both defend Barcelona and to bombard it at various times of its history. In the late 19th century the building started to be used as a prison. In 1940 Lluís Companys, the President of the Government of Catalonia, was executed by firing squad there and in 1963 Franco opened a Military Museum within its confines that was not definitively closed until 2009. Now Montjuïc Castle is owned by Barcelona City Council.

A visit to the castle will allow you to discover:

  • The entrance bridge and the facade: Cermeño designed them in 1751 as part of the defensive improvements.The style of the access bridge is neoclassical.Its two columns welcome visitors to the castle.
  • The bastions: Montjuïc Castle has four bulwarks, two on the main wall and two others inside. These structures jutting out from the wall served to protect the fortification.
  • The parade ground: in the highest part of the castle is the parade ground. Around it are the essential rooms for the life and management of the fortress. 
  • The terrace and the watchtower: from the parade ground you will arrive to the terrace. This is the highest part of the compound.From here you have a panoramic view of the city of Barcelona.   
  • The sea-facing wall: this is a 155-metre-long wall that faces the sea.From here you have an impressive view of the Port of Barcelona.
  • The moat: also built by Cermeño. Today, it’s a beautiful landscaped area where many activities take place.
  • The hornwork and the ravelin: located between the first and second level is the hornwork, a series of defensive structures.The ravelin is the main element of the hornwork. It is located in the middle of the moat.
  • The seaward and landward lunettes: they were extensions of the bulwark and served to increase the security of the castle.  
  • The covered way: this is the pathway that surrounds the fortification.In the past, it was the front line of defence as it kept the enemy infantry at bay. 

Moreover, from the terrace of the parade ground you can look out over Barcelona, the port, the coastline, the Mediterranean Sea and the area known as El Baix Llobregat.

 

Montjuïc Castle opening times, prices and tickets

Montjuïc Castle hours vary depending on the season (high season in summer and low season in winter). 

To visit Montjuïc Castle, you’ll need to buy a ticket: general or reduced admission. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office on site or through the Montjuïc Castle official web page. We recommend buying tickets online to avoid the lines.

Entry to the castle includes access to temporary and permanent exhibitions. It’s also possible to take a guided tour of Montjuïc Castle to discover and visit places closed to the public such as the jail cells, watchtower and reservoir.

All the information about opening hours, tickets and rates and guided visits is available on the Montjuïc Castle of Barcelona website. 
 

For the most curious of you

  • Did you know? In the castle’s moat there is a sculpture that pays homage to the metre. This is because in 1792, Montjuïc Castle was where the French geographer and astronomer Pierre-André Méchain defined this new unit of measurement.
  • Local’s tip: Exhibitions, concerts and cinema screenings are held at Montjuïc Castle, especially in summer. You can consult its programme on its website.
  • A must: To learn more about the history of the city. The enclosure is home to the Montjuïc Castle Interpretation Centre, a permanent exhibition that covers the past of this monument in great detail.
  • Barcelona Botanical Garden

  • Torre de Calatrava

  • Mossèn Cinto Verdaguer Gardens and Joan Brossa Gardens

Barcelona Port Cable Car (Transbordador Aeri del Port)

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If you’re looking for an unforgettable adventure that will show you the best of Barcelona from a unique vantage point, check out the Transbordador Aeri del Port cable car. Suspended high above the city’s bustling port, this exciting attraction offers you a thrilling ride, stunning views and an unparalleled vista of the bustling waterfront below.

Port cable car

Anyone who has been to Barcelona has noticed the iconic cable car in the port, stretching against the sky up to Montjuïc. Here this road is called Transbordador Aeri del Port or “Port Cable Car”. The cable car is easy to spot from the port area, just look up to remind yourself of such an interesting way to spend a sunny day.

Once you’ve boarded the cable car, feel the anticipation build as you take a bird’s-eye view of Barcelona’s stunning skyline. From the historic district of Montjuïc to the modern Port Vell, this scenic journey offers a breathtaking panorama of the city’s iconic sights, including the Sagrada Familia, the Olympic Stadium and the shimmering Mediterranean Sea.

Don’t confuse the port cable car with the Monjuic cable car

First of all, don’t confuse the Transbordador cable car (cable car in the port) with another Barcelona cable car, the Monjuic cable car, called Teleferico de Montjuïc. Teleferico de Montjuïc is located on Montjuïc mountain itself. This is a shorter cable car with trailers for four. The funicular rises from Estaciò Funicular to Avenida Miramar, halfway to the top of the mountain, and goes to Montjuïc Fortress.

Teleferico de Montjuïc Road for those who, after getting off the Transbordador, want to continue their journey and climb higher up the mountain to admire the beautiful fortress and stunning views from the top. The Montjuïc cable car can also be reached from the Paral.lel metro station on the Funicular de Montjuïc mountain train.

Don’t forget to bring your camera for this unforgettable trip as you will no doubt want to capture the incredible sights that unfold before your eyes.

Map showing the Montjuic cable car, Montjuic funicular and port cable car

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Bus Stop Barcelona City Tour: Port Vell

Bus Stop Barcelona City Tour: Mirador de Colom Monument

Bus Stop Barcelona City Tour: International Trade Center

Bus Stop Barcelona City Tour: Miramar Gardens

Barcelona tourist bus stop: Port Vell

Barcelona Tourist Bus Stop: Mirador de Colom Monument

Barcelona Tourist Bus Stop: International Trade Center

Barcelona Tourist Bus Stop: Miramar Gardens

Barcelona tourist bus stop: Teleferic de Montjuic

Mirador de Colom (Monument to Christopher Columbus)

Las Ramblas

El Raval

Poble Sec

Montjuic

Cable car in the port of Barcelona (Transbordador Aeri del Port)

Cable car in the port of Barcelona (Transbordador Aeri del Port)

Funicular Funicular de Montjuïc

Teleféric de Montjuic

Teleféric de Montjuic

Teleféric de Montjuic

Barcelona Cruise Port

Barcelona Cruise Port

Barcelona Cruise Port

Barcelona Cruise Port

Castell de Montjuic

Teleferic de Montjuic

Port cable Funicular de Montjuic Tourist Bus Barcelona Barcelona Tour Bus

Port cable car (Transbordador Aeri del Port)

“Okay,” you thought to yourself, “I want to take the cable car in the port for amazing views of the city. ” But before you make your final decision, keep in mind that the Transbordador cable car ride is not for the faint of heart. The ride begins with an elevator that takes you to the top of the cable car tower. That in itself takes a lot of courage. Passengers are quickly escorted to the trailer, which is why the employees do not have time to talk to us.



According to the plate hanging in the trailer, the maximum allowable number of passengers for transportation is 20 people. But I was surprised how 20 people could fit in there. Even with ten, twelve passengers on board, you can’t turn around in the cabin, besides, people are pushing, trying to get to the window with a good view. To get proof that you’ve been to the top, you’ll have to queue up for a spot where you can get a good shot.

When the trailer leaves, your heart will sink into your heels, but you will be rewarded for your bravery with stunning views of Barcelona. You will admire the port and harbor from a bird’s eye view. The cable car gives you a good view of the entire city, giving you the chance to see great Barcelona monuments such as the Sagrada Família and Torre Agbar from above.

The whole trip lasts about seven minutes, and the trailer does not stop on the way. In the middle of the trip, the trailer passes through the central tower of the Torre de Jaume I, you can take a breath before continuing the trip.

There are no seats in the trailer, and people usually do not stand still, giving you the opportunity to appreciate the view from different windows. The trailer passes right by the World Trade Center. On the left you will see the functioning port of Barcelona and the vast expanse of the sea. On the right, all of Barcelona will appear in front of you. It’s nice to find familiar places from above – La Ramblas, Arc de Triomf, your hotel! Toward the end of the trip, you can enjoy the views of Montjuïc. You will be able to see the iconic communication tower of Montjuïc.

After arriving at Torre de Miramar on Montjuïc, passengers disembark in the gardens of Costa i Llobera. This is an idyllic place to see the harbor. There are various statues in the gardens, and you can view them by walking along the gravel paths. The gardens are not very large, and if you are planning to spend the whole day on Montjuïc, then you will most likely want to see the other places described below. In the gardens, there are numerous telescopes in certain places, in case you want to watch your friends sunbathing on the beach.

Rising above the gardens is the impressive, sky-high art deco back of the Hotel Miramar. There is also Cafeteria Miramar – a terrace where you can relax and look at the city from a height. Directly below you will be the Poble Sec area, but the gardens are high enough that you can see the whole city. They serve everything standard and expensive compared to the prices in the city center. Here you pay for the view, not for the food. Below is the more chic Miramar restaurant, but the prices bite there. After speaking with the restaurant manager, I found out that they mainly cater for banquets.

Top view

A one-way ticket allows you to visit Montjuïc, including the Miró Foundation, Montjuïc Castle and various botanical gardens. In summer, avid swimmers and sunbathers should definitely visit the open-air Olympic swimming pool. So that you don’t get lost, there are countless maps and signs throughout Montjuïc. It is important to read them carefully because it is very easy to get lost.

Reverse trip

You can go down the Montjuïc mountain yourself Or you can take the funicular with a regular metro ticket from the Estació Funicular station. It will take you to the Paral.lel station, where you can transfer to the metro to anywhere in the city center.

Challengers may decide to climb up the steep slopes of Mount Montjuïc and descend to the port area on Transbordador.

If you decide to go back by cable car, don’t throw away your ticket for the funicular. Back in the port area, treat yourself to a sumptuous dinner at the famous Torre d’Alta Mar restaurant, located at the top of the tower. This, of course, if you are not in a hurry to quickly get on solid ground.


In a nutshell:

It seems like Transbordador has seen its best days – prices are high, the staff is unhappy and the stations are a bit shabby. Despite all this, on a sunny day, a cable car ride is probably the most stunning and fun way to get a glimpse of Barcelona. In addition, the cable car connects two of the best places in the city – the beach and Montjuïc.


Cable car directions:

Metro: Barceloneta (Yellow line, L4)

The metro station is a 15 minute walk from the tower. As you exit the subway, you will see the harbor and ships on your right in front of you. Walk down Passeig de Joan Borbó, the harbor will be on your right. As you approach, you will see a huge cable car tower in front of you. It is located on the same street you are walking on.


Barcelona Bus Turistic stop

The nearest port cable car stop is “Barceloneta” with the Barcelona City Tour “hop on hop off” sightseeing bus


Public transport – bus

Passeig Joan de Borbó / Plaça del Mar: V19, V15


Car parking

Barcelona cable car (Transbordador Aeri del Port)


Luggage storage

Click to view luggage/bag storage next to cable car (Aeri del Port)


Cable car fares:

Single ticket: €12.50
Return ticket: €20.00

Children 6 and under travel free of charge.


Opening hours of the port cable car:

Day Time
01 January – 28 February 11:00 – 17:30
March 01 – May 31 10:30 – 19:00
June 01 – September 11 10:30 – 20:00
12 September – 30 October 10:30 – 19:00
October 31 – December 24 11:00 – 17:30
December 25 closed
December 26 – December 31 11:00 – 17:30

In winter (approximately from November to March) the cable car does not operate during these hours: 14:00 – 15:00

Check this schedule before you travel, as it changes depending on the time of year, weather conditions and public holidays.
Official website with the opening hours of the Barcelona cable car.

Tel: +34 93 430 4716

Frequency:
The funicular runs every 15 minutes.

Transbordador Aeri del Port
Paseo Juan de Borbón
Barcelona, ​​España.

Website: Official website of Teleféric Port Vell

Therefore, when planning your adventure in Barcelona, ​​be sure to include a ride on the Transbordador Aeri del Port cable car for an exciting and unforgettable experience. With stunning views and a unique city perspective, this sky adventure is the perfect way to add a touch of excitement to your trip.

Montjuïc Cable Car (Telefèric de Montjuïc) in Barcelona

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The Telefèric de Montjuïc has two advantages. This functional vehicle will not only take you to Castell de Montjuïc from the Telefèric base station, but will also allow you to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Barcelona on your way up the mountain.

On this page you will find out how to get to the Montjuïc cable car, buy tickets, what attractions are nearby. They can be included in a day trip to Mount Montjuïc to make it even more interesting. There is a detailed map showing the exact location and route of the Montjuïc cable car. The map also shows the main entrance to the cable car station, located on Avinguda Miramar Avenue. It also shows the route of the Funicular de Montjuïc and the transfer point from it to the Paral.lel metro station.

The Montjuïc Cable Car ride starts at the Telefèric de Montjuïc Base Station, which is located on Avinguda Miramar Avenue, halfway up Montjuïc Mountain. Telefèric Station is a 10-minute walk from the Olympic Stadium and a 5-minute walk from the Miró Museum. They are worth visiting.

View from the Telefèric de Montjuïc

How to get to the main entrance of the Montjuïc 9 cable car station0003

To reach the Telefèric de Montjuïc base station, you can take the Funicular de Montjuïc from Paral. lel metro station. The Funicular de Montjuïc is a mountain train that takes you quickly from the Paral.lel metro station to Avinguda de Montjuïc, halfway to the top of Montjuïc. You will get off the funicular directly at the Telefèric de Montjuïc base station. You can also reach the Telefèric de Montjuïc base station by taking the Barcelona Bus Turistic Hop On Hop Off and getting off at the Montjuïc cable car stop.

Telefèric de Montjuïc

Ticket purchase

Tickets for the Montjuïc cable car can be bought online at the link below. These e-tickets entitle you to skip the line entry and will be sent to your mobile phone via email. To board the cable car, you just need to show the tickets on your phone.

Click to book tickets online for the Teleferic de Montjuic (Montjuic cable car) to visit Montjuic Castle


View of the Barcelona Cruise Port from Castell de Montjuïc

The halfway stop is the Mirador station. If you like, you can get off on it and visit the Mirador de l’Alcalde terrace, which offers a panoramic view of the port of Barcelona. Entrance to the observation deck is free. You can also visit the gardens of Mossen Costa i Llobera free of charge. Several varieties of alpine plants and cacti grow in these gardens. If you do not get off at this stop, the journey will continue to Castell de Montjuïc.

View of Barcelona from Montjuïc
Castell de Montjuïc

Flower gardens of Castell de Montjuïc

The next stop of the cable car is the Castell de Montjuïc station, which is located on top of the Montjuïc mountain. From this place you can enjoy aerial views of the city. The station is close to the 17th century Castell de Montjuïc.


Map showing the route of the Montjuïc cable car to Castell de Montjuïc.

It also shows the route and location of the Funicular de Montjuïc.

Telefèric de Montjuïc

Telefèric de Montjuïc

Funicular Funicular de Montjuïc

Funicular Funicular de Montjuïc

Fundacio Joan Miró
Parc de Montjuïc

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Castell de Montjuic
Carretera de Montjuic, 66

Funicular route Funicular de Montjuïc

The map above shows the exact route of the Montjuïc cable car. The main entrance of the cable car can be reached by taking the Funicular de Montjuïc, located next to the Paral.lel metro station. As soon as you exit the funicular, walk a few meters to the main entrance of the Montjuïc cable car. From there you can get to Mirador, the first cable car station on the way up the mountain. On it you can get off or continue the trip to the final stop – the station “Fortress Castell de Montjuïc”. The trip in the opposite direction follows the same route.


Purchase of tickets

Tickets for the Montjuïc cable car are valid for the return trip from the Telefèric de Montjuïc base station to the Mirador station and then to the Castell de Montjuïc station. Then, after seeing the Castell de Montjuïc, you can return to the Telefèric de Montjuïc base station.

Funicular ticket prices Funicular de Montjuïc

Adults , return ticket: €15.00

Children (from 4 to 12 years old), return ticket: €11.00

Children (from 0 to 3 years), return ticket: Free

Buy your tickets online to avoid queuing. Tickets will be sent directly to your mobile phone by email and you just need to show them on your phone at the entrance to the Montjuïc cable car.


Click to book tickets online for the Teleferic de Montjuic (Montjuic cable car) to visit Montjuic Castle


The Montjuïc cable car ride will be of interest to anyone who wants to enjoy panoramic views of Barcelona from the air.