If you want to enjoy the most spectacular panoramic view of Barcelona it is best to do it in the Telefèric de Montjuïc. This renowned and emblematic cable car is the shortest public transport line in the city with only three stops.
Its modern cabins offer you comfort and safety while you ascend contemplating the most representative buildings of Barcelona such as the Glòries Tower or the Sagrada Familia until you reach the top of the mountain of Montjuïc.
You can get on the Telefèric de Montjuïc at the Red Route stop located right at the point where the funicular route up from Paral-lel ends.
Learn something of the history of the Montjuïc cable car
It was inaugurated in 1970 in order to connect the lower part of the city with the top of Montjuïc and to turn this mountain into a tourist attraction. Currently, the cable car transports more than one million passengers a year who use it to access various sites of interest.
The three stops of the Montjuïc Cable Car
- Parc de Montjuïc: right at this point you can access some cultural sites such as the National Art Museum of Catalonia, the Joan Miró Foundation and the Poble Espanyol or the Ethnological Museum of Barcelona. You will also be able to see the Olympic Ring, symbol of the Barcelona Olympic Games.
- Castell: if you get off there you will be close to the old military fortress from 1640, where you can participate in various cultural activities.
- Viewpoint: it is the stop located at the highest point of the mountain. From there you can enjoy the most beautiful views of the city. Next to the viewpoint you will also enjoy the Miramar gardens and the gardens of Mossèn Costa i Llobera.
Montjuïc Cable Car Curiosities
- The cable car crosses a drop of almost 85 meters.
- It can transport up to 2,000 passengers per hour.
- At any time of the day the views are beautiful, but if you can travel during sunsets it really is an indescribable spectacle.
What you can visit at the top of the mountain
You can visit the castle of Montjuïc built in 1640 while watching the most spectacular views of Barcelona.
Just between the castle and the Telefèric de Montjuïc stop you will see two gardens dedicated to two Catalan poets: the gardens of Joan Brossa and the gardens of Mossèn Cinto Verdaguer.
The Joan Brossa gardens have three exclusive areas for games and sound experimentation instruments, along with a large zip line that crosses the garden and will give you moments of excitement. Mossèn’s specializes in aquatic, rhizomatous and bulbous plants.
The Montjuïc cable car is one of Barcelona’s flagship transports to enjoy to the fullest.