Montjuïc Cable Car & Barcelona Castle
The Barcelona cable car (Teleferic) to the 'Castle of Montjuïc'
Info and tickets for the 'Telefèric' cable car and gondola to Castell de Montjuïc in Barcelona, the castle on the hill.
Info & Tickets Montjuïc Cable Car ('Teleferic')
|Address||Avinguda de Miramar, Barcelona Spain|
|Metro||You can get to the Montjuïc cable car from Parallel metro station (L2 and L3) using the funicular de Montjuïc. You will then travel between Parallel en Parc de Montjuic with a one-way metro ticket using the funicular train to the top.|
|Note||This is not this Barcelona cable car that travels from the port to Montjuic hill. Info about this Transbordador aeri del port you'll find here.|
Barcelona cable car to the Montjuïc castle
The Telefèric de Montjuïc is an unforgettable way to travel to the castle of the Montjuïc. The cable car connects the city with the top of Montjuïc hill. To achieve that, the cable car rises 84.5 metres over a distance of 750 metres. The Montjuïc offers a spectacular view of Barcelona. The castle was built in 1640, and a military museum has used the castle since 1960.
You can walk near and around the Barcelona castle for free. You do have to buy a ticket for the military exhibit. The Barcelona cable car has three stations: Parc de Montjuïc, Miramar and Castell de Montjuïc.
Castell de Montjuïc
In 1640, at the start of the Catalan revolution, the first foundation of the Barcelona castle was laid on Montjuïc hill, being constructed around the old lighthouse. The original fort was replaced by the current castle between 1751 and 1779. The process was led by military architect Juan Martín Cermeño. The Montjuïc castle consisted of four bastions and the main entrance is a bridge across the moat. Later the castle was to serve as a place of torture, military prison, and execution sight for political opponents of Franco during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) including the execution of president Lluís Companys in 1940. The entry price of the Barcelona castle also includes an exhibit about the history of the fort. If you haven't come to learn about the fort's cruel history, you can just enjoy one of the best panoramic views of Barcelona.
Info & Tickets Barcelona Castle of Montjuïc
Where is Barcelona Castle located?
Close to the Montjuic cable car are: