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What Is The Montjuic Cable Car Ride in Barcelona?

March 24th, 2020 by Prontopia

Seeing Barcelona can be done in many satisfying ways, but taking the famed cable car, Montjuïc, gives you a perspective that none other can compared to. If you’ve never ridden a cable car before, Montjuïc will be even more of a treat. This information will give you a great overview of Montjuïc cable car and its role in Barcelona.

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Montjuïc History

The Montjuïc Cable Car was completed in 1970. For decades, it’s been bringing visitors up a steep hill, allowing them to see Barcelona in a way that rivals even the best of postcards. The view is wide enough to let you take in the whole scope of the city, but not so far away that you can’t make out the characteristics of some of the different attractions. 

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The Ride

Starting at Parc de Montjuïc, the Montjuïc Cable Car makes an uninterrupted trip to the Castell de Montjuïc. This is an incredible castle, situated atop Montjuïc hill. When it’s time to head back, you’ll make one stop, at Mirador de l’Alcalde. While you don’t have to get out of the cable car, the gardens and the views make it an obvious choice.

Getting Tickets

You can purchase roundtrip tickets for the Montjuïc Cable Car online or at an on-site box office. Your tickets are good for 90 days after purchasing, in case you’re going to Barcelona in the next couple months. Tickets cost €13.50 roundtrip for adults and €9.70 for children, ages 4 to 12. Children 4 and younger ride for free. 

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Trip Schedule

The Montjuïc Cable Car has a pretty steady schedule of rides. However, its hours can vary based on the season. From January to February and from November to December, it runs every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., From March to May and in October, it runs every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Finally, from June to September, it runs every day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Whether you’re looking to begin or end your day with majestic beauty, the Montjuïc Cable Car should be in your sights for planning a Barcelona trip. 

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