The Montjuïc Cable Car (Telefèric de Montjuïc) was opened in 1970, and served as a means of accessing the top of the mountain of Montjuïc, since until this time the area wasn’t well-served by the city’s transport system. It was actually out of service for a few years, and then re-opened after a renovation in 2007, looking much more modernised and with a fresh appearance, especially when compared to the other cable car that goes to Montjuïc, the Aeri del Port.
If you visit the city and were to decide to take just one of the two cable cars, here at irBarcelona we’d recommend you to choose the Aeri del Port despite the fact that it’s more expensive; the views are much more spectacular since it crosses the sea over the port from La Barceloneta, directly to Montjuïc.
All about the Montjuïc Cable Car
Despite our recommendation above, the views from the Montjuïc Cable Car are worth seeing. It has 55 cabins that run continuously, meaning that queues are rare and you shouldn’t have to wait long to go up the mountain, unlike in the Aeri del Port. It’s much cheaper than the Aeri del Port, and it’s the only cable car that will take you to the top of the mountain, just a short walk from Montjuïc Castle.
Prices and Timetables
Single Ticket: €7.80.
Single Ticket for Children (from 4 to 12 years old): €6.00.
Return Ticket: €11.50.
Return Ticket for Children (from 4 to 12 years old): €8.40.
If you buy your tickets online you’ll benefit from a 10% discount on the standard ticket price.
From 1st January to 28th February: from 10:00 to 18:00.
From 1st March to 31st May: from 10:00 to 19:00.
From 1st June to 30th September: from 10:00 to 21:00.
October: from 10:00 to 19:00.
From 1st November to 31st December: from 10:00 to 18:00.
Days on which the cable car will be out of service: from 28th January to 15th February 2015.
Map and How to get there?
The cable car has three stops – the ‘Parc de Montjuïc’ stop (at the bottom, accessible from the Montjuïc Funicular), the stop of ‘Mirador’ (half way up, near the Mirador de l’Alcalde) and the ‘Montjuïc Castle’ stop (at the top, next to the castle).
To access the cable car there are various options:
Metro: Paral·lel stop + Montjuïc funicular.
Bus: lines 50 and 55 (Parc de Montjuïc stop) and tourist bus.