Montjuïc Cable Car
See Barcelona from on high
With only three stops, Montjuïc Cable Car is the city’s shortest public transport line, but also its most spectacular, due to the impressive views you can enjoy along the way. From its modern cable cars you can view the silhouette of Barcelona’s most singular buildings like the Sagrada Família and Torre Glòries as you climb to the top of Montjuïc Mountain.
Why ride on Montjuïc cable car?
Inaugurated in 1970, the cable car was installed to connect the lower part of the city to the top of Montjuïc to transform it into a tourist attraction. It currently carries more than a million passengers per year to see the numerous points of interest on the mountain.
The Montjuïc cable car has three stops:
- Parc de Montjuïc: From here you can access numerous cultural centres, like Fundació Miró, the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Poble Espanyol and Barcelona Ethnological Museum. You can also visit one of the most symbolic zones of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games: the Olympic Ring.
- Castell: This stop is a stone’s throw away from the old military fortress, which dates back to 1640 and now plays host to cultural activities.
- Mirador: It is the highest stop. From here you can enjoy incredible views of the city of Barcelona. Very close by are the Miramar Gardens and, just a few minutes away, the Mossèn Costa i Llobera Gardens.
For the most curious of you
- Did you know? The cable car rises some 85 metres and can carry 2,000 passengers per hour.
- Local’s tip: The views are impressive at any time of day, but especially during sunsets.
- A must: For those who want to reach the top of Montjuïc Mountain without breaking a sweat!