How to get to to Montjuïc

Montjuïc is a prominent hill in Barcelona, Spain. It stands 173 meters tall and offers breathtaking views of the city and the Mediterranean Sea. Montjuïc is not just a natural landmark; indeed, it is rich in history and culture. In fact, it hosted the 1929 International Exposition and the 1992 Summer Olympics. Today, it boasts museums, gardens, and historical sites, making it a must-visit destination in Barcelona.

You can access the various attractions of Montjuic on foot, going up from the Plaza Espanay, or, if you want to enjoy a nice view, using a fantastic cable car.

The Montjuïc Cable Car

What is the Montjuïc Cable Car?

The Montjuïc Cable Car is a scenic way to explore Montjuïc Hill. It connects the base of Montjuïc to its summit, providing a bird’s-eye view of Barcelona along the way. The cable car is modern, safe, and offers a unique perspective of the city.

How to Use the Montjuïc Cable Car

Using the Montjuïc Cable Car is simple. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

1. Purchase Tickets:

First, buy your tickets at the cable car station or online. Buying online can save you time.

2. Boarding:

Next, head to the Montjuïc Funicular station at Paral·lel metro station. From here, take the funicular to the cable car’s base station.

3. The Ride:

Now, board the cable car and enjoy the ride. It has three stations: Parc de Montjuïc, Miramar, and Castell de Montjuïc.

4. Explore Montjuïc:

Finally, get off at any station to explore the surrounding attractions.

ruta del Teleférico de Montjuïc

Ticket Prices

– Adults: €14.20 round trip or €10.20 one way
– Children (4-12 years): €10.20 round trip or €7.30 one way
– Children under 4: Free

Operating Hours

– Spring/Summer: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
– Autumn/Winter: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Alternatively, check the official website for the latest updates on operating hours and ticket prices.

Getting to the Montjuïc Cable Car

By Metro

The address is Avinguda de Miramar, 30 (08038 Barcelona). To arrive there, one can take the Montjuïc Funicular from Paral·lel metro station (L2 and L3), or utilize the Barcelona Bus Turístic (Red Route) to reach the Telefèric de Montjuïc stop. Additionally, buses number 55 and 150 provide transportation to their location.

By Bus

Several buses go to Montjuïc. Lines 55 and 150 are the most convenient, stopping near the cable car stations.

By Car

You can drive to Montjuïc, but parking can be limited. There are several parking lots in the area, especially near the Poble Sec neighborhood.

More info Montjuïc Cable Car

Attractions on Montjuïc Hill

Montjuïc Castle

At the top of the hill sits Montjuïc Castle, a historic fortress with panoramic views of Barcelona. It dates back to 1640 and now houses a military museum.


From March 1 to October 31 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (box office closes at 7:30 p.m.)
From November 1 to February 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (box office closes at 5:30 p.m.)
Open Monday to Sunday. Closing days: December 25 and January 1.

More info Montjuïc Castle

Magic Fountain of Montjuïc

Near the base of the hill, the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc offers a stunning light and music show in the evenings. Initially, it was built for the 1929 International Exposition and certainly remains a popular attraction.

NOTICE: The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc and the fountains on Avinguda Maria Cristina will be turned off by activation due to the activation of the drought protocol in the city of Barcelona.

Poble Espanyol

Furthermore, you can visit Poble Espanyol. It is an open-air museum with replicas of architecture from Spanish regions and villages. It features traditional architecture, crafts, shops, and restaurants, thus giving visitors a taste of Spain’s diverse regions.

Poble Espanol prices

Basic ticket: €9

Poble Espanyol by Nigth: €7

Poble Espanyol + MNAC: €20

More info Poble Espanyol

National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC)

Additionally, housed in the Palau Nacional, the MNAC showcases Catalan art from the Romanesque period to the 20th century. Besides, the building itself is an architectural marvel.

Museum opening hours

  • Winter opening times: October to April, Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm; Sundays and public holidays, 10am to 3pm.
  • Summer opening times: May to September, Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 8pm; Sundays and public holidays, 10am to 3pm.
  • Mondays closed, except public holidays.
  • Annual closing: January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.

Museum prices

  • General admission: €12. It allows access to the building, to visit the permanent collection, the temporary exhibitions and the Rooftop Viewpoint (valid for two days during a month from the purchasing date). See discounts and free admission in the tabs below.
  • Basic ticket: €2 (this ticket does not accept discounts or gratuities).

More info MNAC

Montjuïc Olympic Ring

This area includes the Olympic Stadium, the Palau Sant Jordi, and the Olympic Museum. These sites highlight the 1992 Summer Olympics, which undoubtedly played a crucial role in revitalizing Montjuïc and many areas of Barcelona.

At present, while the construction of the new Spofy Camp Nou is underway, FC Barcelona plays its La Liga matches and other competitions at the Olympic Stadium.

Opening hours

Summer, daily from 8am to 8pm.
Winter, daily from 10am to 6pm.

More info Anella Olímpica

Montjuïc Gardens

The hill is dotted with beautiful gardens, including the Joan Brossa Gardens and the Mossèn Costa i Llobera Gardens, which offer tranquil spots to relax and enjoy nature.


L1 (red line) and L3 (green line). Station: Plaça Espanya.


No. 150, No. 13 No. 55

Tourist bus:

Red route (runs from April 15 to September 25)

Montjuïc Funicular Railway. The funicular connects up with Metro lines L3 and L2. There is a 10-15 minute walk to the Botanical Garden

NOTICE OF THE HISTORIC BOTANIC GARDEN: Due to slope improvement works, we inform you that the Sot de l’Estany will be closed (from June 6 to mid-September) and the Sot de la Masia (July-August) will have its accessibility reduced.

More info Montjuïc Gardens

Why Visit Montjuïc?

Ultimately, Montjuïc is an essential part of Barcelona’s history and culture. It offers a blend of natural beauty, historical landmarks, and cultural attractions. Whether you are interested in history, art, sports, or simply enjoying stunning views, Montjuïc has something for everyone. Furthermore, the Montjuïc Cable Car makes exploring this hill even more exciting, offering a memorable and scenic way to discover its many treasures.

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