Montjuïc Cable Car (Telefčric de Montjuïc)
The Montjuïc Cable Car runs from a lower terminus adjacent to the Montjuïc Park upper station of the Montjuïc funicular, and climbs higher up the Montjuïc hill to a terminal near the Montjuïc Castle on the summit of the mountain.
The lower station is located right next to the upper station of the Montjuïc Funicular that departs from the Avenida Paralˇlel. From this station you can visit the nearby cultural attractions that include Fundació Miró, the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, the Poble Espanyol or the Museu Etnolňgic.
The upper station provides access to Montjuïc Castle, an old military fortress built in 1640 on top of the hill. The Interpretation and Memory Centre at the Castle houses a permanent exhibition with a journey through history, including the role of the castle as strategic defence during the wars of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. With the defeat of the Catalans in 1714, the fortress was used to control the population and from the nineteenth century, it was used as a military prison. The Castle was the place where the President of the Catalan Government, Lluís Companys, was executed by the Franco dictatorship in 1940.
The cable car ride takes 8 minutes in total. Cars run at 10-15 minute intervals. The ride is 752 metres in length with an elevation of 85.5 metres. There is room for 8 people in the cabins. There is a midway stop at the "Mirador del Alcalde" observation point.
The Montjuïc Cable Car should not be confused with the Port Vell Aerial Tramway (Transbordador Aeri del Port), which crosses Port Vell, Barcelona's old harbour, and connects Montjuïc with the beach area of Barceloneta.
Opening hours: open every day