Barcelona has two mobile viewpoints. These are, of course, the Telefèric de Montjuïc and Aeri del Port cable cars. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the first one.
The Telefèric de Montjuïc is a Barcelona cable car that was opened in 1970. In its original version it had open cabins, which were operated successfully for the next several decades. Since 2004, they have been replaced by closed cabins, which increased the safety, comfort and efficiency of the cable car. The wagons that are in use today are also fully adapted to serve tourists with disabilities.
What you should know about
The Telefèric de Montjuïc ride is one of the best ways to get a bird’s-eye view of the Catalan capital. Using a cable car is also an effective means of transport, which will easily take you to the top of Montjuïc hill, located at an altitude of 173 m above sea level. And why is it worth visiting this place at all? First of all, because on the Montjuïc hill there are plenty of monuments and tourist attractions that will sooner or later attract anyone who wants to get to know the culture of Catalonia better.
Barcelona cable car route
Three stations await us on the 750-meter long Telefèric de Montjuïc cable car route:
- Parc de Montjuïc – getting off at this cable car station, we will have the opportunity to visit several cultural attractions that are key places to visit on the Montjuïc hill. These include: Fundació Miró, the National Art Museum of Catalonia (Palau Nacional), Poble Espanyol and the Barcelona Ethnological Museum. There is also the so-called Olympic Ring (Anillo Olímpico) – a place that remembers the 1992 Olympic Games held here.
- Castell de Montjuïc Parade – this is a key stop for people who would like to avoid climbing Montjuïc Castle that is located on a hill. In the area, we can also visit the botanical garden and the gardens called Los jardines de Mossèn Cinto Verdaguer and Jardines de Joan Brossa.
- Parada Mirador – this station is located close to the green areas of Montjuïc Hill. There are some interesting viewpoints and terraces here that will allow you to see Barcelona from a different perspective once again.
Practical information about Barcelona cable car
- It’s best to buy tickets for the Telefèric de Montjuïc in advance. Buying a ticket on the Internet guarantees no queue at the cash desk and no risk that all tickets have been sold out.
- Opening hours: January, February, November and December: from 10 AM- 6 PM. In March, April, May and October: from 10 AM – 7PM. From June to September: from 10 AM-9 PM.
- Address: Avinguda Miramar, 30, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
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Discover CataloniaEach region of Spain is divided into provinces. Their names often coincide with the names of their main cities. Catalonia is divided into four provinces, each of which has different tourist attractions and interesting places to offer:
|Province||Tourist attractions and interesting places|
|Barcelona||Gothic Quarter Barri Gòtic, La Rambla, Montjuïc, cable railway Telefèric de Montjuïc, Magic Fountains (Font Màgica), La Boqueria, Laberint d’Horta Park, Poble Espanyol, Camp Nou, Torre Agbar, oceanarium in Barcelona, Barcelona Zoo, Tibidabo Amusement Park, Palace of Catalan Music, National Art Museum of Catalonia, Picasso Museum, Catalan Museum of Archaeology, Miniature Park - Catalunya en Miniatura, MACBA Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona, Generalitat Palace, Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy (La Mercé), Cathedral of Barcelona, remains of the temple of Augustus, Els Quatre Gats Cafe, Erotic Museum, Santa María del Mar Church, Port Vell, Plaça de Catalunya, Parc de la Ciutadella, Parc de Collserola, Casa Amatller, Palau Güell, Passeig de Gràcia - luxury street in Barcelona, Montserrat Monastery. Barcelona's neighborhoods and districts (El Raval, El Born, Sant Pere, Les Corts). Gaudi's Monuments: Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Casa Milà, Casa Batlló, Pabellones Güell, Bellesguard, Casa Vicens, Casa Calvet. Popular cities: Barcelona, Torrelles de Llobregat, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Tarrasa, Badalona, Sabadell, Mataró, Santa Coloma de Gramanet, San Cugat del Vallés, Cornellá de Llobregat, San Baudilio de Llobregat, Rubí, Manresa, Villanueva y Geltrú, Viladecans, Casteldefels, El Prat de Llobregat, Granollers, Sardañola del Vallés, Mollet del Vallès, Gavá, Sant Antoni de Vilamajor|
|Girona||Salvador Dali Museum, Museum of Miniatures and Microminiatures Micro Mundi, Sausage Museum. Popular cities: Girona, Figueres, Besalú, Blanes, Lloret de Mar, Tossa de Mar, Olot, Salt, Palafrugell, San Felíu de Guixols, Rosas, Bañolas, Palamós, Santa Coloma de Farnés, Castellón de Ampurias Torroella de Montgrí, La Bisbal del Ampurdán, Ripoll, Castillo de Aro, Calonge, La Escala, Cassá de la Selva, Castellfollit de la Roca|
|Lleida||Popular cities: Lleida, Tárrega, Balaguer, Mollerusa, La Seo de Urgel, Cervera, Solsona, Alcarrás, Guisona, Almacellas|
|Tarragona||Amusement and theme parks: PortAventura. Popular cities: Tarragona, Reus, Vendrell, Tortosa, Cambrils, Salou, Valls, Calafell, Amposta, Vilaseca|