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Montjuïc Cable Car: Tickets and Tours
The recently refurbished Montjuïc Cable Car is one of Barcelona’s most popular attractions as the 750-meter route offers unparalleled views of the city. The comfortable, gondola-style lift runs from Parc Montjuïc to Montjuïc Castle on the top of the hill.
See Barcelona and its many famous landmarks, including Camp Nou and Sagrada Familia, from a different perspective with a Montjuïc Cable Car ticket. Enjoy the panoramic views as you glide to the top of the hill of Montjuïc.
Montjuïc Cable Car return tickets can be bought online or at the ticket booth. Round-trip Montjuïc Cable Car ticket prices are as follows:
Children (4-12): €11
Children under 4: Free
Single tickets are also available, but these tickets cannot be bought online and must be bought at the onsite ticket booth. Single Montjuïc Cable Car ticket prices are as follows:
Children (4-12): €8
Children under 4: Free
Entrance to Montjuïc Castle is not included in the price of a Montjuïc Cable Car ticket. It should also be noted that Montjuïc Castle can also be accessed on foot, by bicycle or by bus. Montjuïc Castle ticket prices are as follows:
Children (8-12): €6
Children under 8: Free
If you book your Montjuïc Castle tickets in advance, you can skip the line at the entrance.
Who is eligible for discounts?
While the Montjuïc Cable Car does not offer any discounts except for large groups, entrance to Montjuïc Castle is reduced for local unemployed people and those holding certain cards.
The reduced rate is €6 per person. Local teachers and journalists are also able to enter the castle for free.
Is it possible to visit for free?
Visiting Montjuïc Castle is free on the first Sunday of every month, and from 3 PM on every Sunday of the year. Keep in mind that Sundays can get quite crowded, but this is a great option if you are traveling on a budget.
Should you book in advance?
When you book your round-trip Montjuïc Cable Car tickets in advance, you’ll enjoy a small discount. Furthermore, all tickets booked online remain valid for 90 days from the purchase date— providing you with a flexible itinerary.
What are the best Montjuïc Cable Car tours?
Self-guided audio tours
If you are happy to explore the Montjuïc area on your own or alongside your travel companions, a self-guided audio tour may be an excellent option for you. Once you have paid for the tour, you’ll receive an SMS with a link to download the app.
The app and audio guide are easy to use and you'll learn all about the incredible sights surrounding you as you take the cable car and walk around Montjuïc. Just remember that you’ll need to bring your own headphones.
The self-guided audio tour includes round-trip Montjuïc Cable Car tickets, route details, an audio guide, written instructions and more.
In-house guided tours
Montjuïc Castle offers an in-house guided tour, which comprehensively introduces the castle. Tours take place in English on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays at 1 PM. See the Castle's best sights and learn more about the castle’s rich history, which dates back to 1640.
Groups of 10 or more people should reserve their Montjuïc Castle tour in advance. These tours cater to your group’s specific interests and you’ll be accompanied by a cultural mediator to make for a more personalized experience.
Guided tours of the castle are not inclusive of Montjuïc Cable Car tickets, and these need to be purchased separately should you wish to reach the castle via cable car.
Montjuïc private tours are perfect for those looking for a customized experience that caters to their preferences. Private tours typically begin with a hotel pickup from your accommodation in Barcelona. From there, you’ll head to the cable car where you’ll ascend the hill with your guide.
Once at the top of the hill, you’ll enter Montjuïc Castle and explore the castle grounds, enjoying the magnificent views and learning more about the castle’s history from your professional guide.
Private tours are inclusive of Montjuïc Cable Car tickets and entry fees to Montjuïc Castle.
Are there any combined tickets or tours including Montjuïc Cable Car and other attractions?
Boat trip, e-bike tour and cable car ticket in Barcelona
Make the most of your time in Barcelona with a half-day tour that explores the city by boat trip, an e-bike tour and cable car. Sail along the waterfront, discover popular neighborhoods by e-bike and enjoy spectacular views of Barcelona from the Montjuïc Cable Car.
Walking tour with Montjuïc Castle and Cable Car in Barcelona
The tour begins in Barcelona’s Old Town, where you'll visit famous markets and admire the incredible architecture. After visiting a few other landmarks, you’ll make your way to the Montjuïc Cable Car and once you reach the top of the hill, you’ll enjoy a tour of Montjuïc Castle.
Old Town, Castle and Cable Car and Magic Fountain show
Join this small-group tour and see some of the best that Barcelona has to offer in just a matter of hours. Roam the Old Town, see a Magic Fountain show, ride the Montjuïc Cable Car and enjoy a tour of the castle. The best part is that wine tastings and tapas tastings are included!
Montjuïc Cable Car voucher with city tour audio guide
Explore the city at your own pace with a self-guided audio walking tour that takes you through the Old Town and other popular neighborhoods. When booking this tour, you’ll also receive a voucher for the Montjuïc Cable Car, which you can redeem at the ticket office.
What will you see?
As you travel from Parc de Montjuïc up towards Montjuïc Castle in the comfortable cable car, you’ll see magnificent views of Barcelona. You’ll be able to spot some of the city’s best-known attractions, including Camp Nou and Sagrada Familia among many others.
You’ll also enjoy views of the port and the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. As each cable car has a maximum capacity of 8 people, you’ll really get to take in the panoramic views without having to peer over other people’s heads.
When you reach the top of the hill, you have the option of visiting Montjuïc Castle, which is an old military fortress known for its well-preserved architecture and pristine gardens. Visiting the castle provides you with a fascinating glimpse into Barcelona’s past.
You’ll see the spooky dungeons where prisoners were once held, as well as the castle’s tower, which provides 360-degree views. If it is a clear day, you may be lucky enough to see all the way to the Pyrenees.
How to get there?
The Montjuïc Cable Car ticket office is located in Parc de Montjuïc, which is just several kilometers from Barcelona’s city center. The park is easily accessed by metro or bus, with various stations being just a few minutes' walk away from the ticket office.
You don’t have to use the cable car to get to Montjuïc Castle as the castle can be reached by foot, by bus, by bicycle or by taxi.
What are the opening times?
Montjuïc Cable Car’s opening times differ from season to season.
Between November and February (Spain’s winter), the cable car is open from 10 AM to 6 PM. During the summer months of June, July, August and September, the cable car runs from 10 AM to 7 PM.
The cable car runs from 10 AM to 6:30 PM during the ‘shoulder’ months of March, April, May and October.
Montjuïc Castle has similar opening times to the cable car, except it is closed on 25 December and 1 January.
When is the best time to visit the Montjuïc Cable Car?
The Montjuïc Cable Car can get quite busy during peak season, so you may want to plan your excursion during the week if you are wanting to beat the crowds. The cable car is also the least busy in the morning when it opens at 10 AM.
If waiting in line doesn’t bother you too much, you may want to visit Montjuïc at sunset as you’ll experience incredible sunset views of Barcelona.
Which other attractions can be visited in Barcelona?