Cable Cars - Teleferic de Montjuic, Barcelona

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    "5" TELEFERIC DE MONTJUIC GONDOLA

    by balhannah Updated Aug 16, 2011

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    After wandering around the Olympic Stadium, we made our next stop the Teleferic De Montjuic Gondola.

    Our Turistic Bus stop was near the Gondola station, so we elected to take the easy way to reach the top of the hill..... Of course, walking is another option. The Gondola takes 8 people at a time to the old military fort on Montjuic. On our way to the top, we sat on the left hand side, this gave me good photo opportunities of the harbour. I sat on the other side coming back, this gave me fabulous views over Barcelona The journey only took 8 minutes for the 752 metres ride. Which ever way we looked, there were great views.

    The Gondola runs....................
    January & February 10:00 to 6pm (usually closed for maintenance for three weeks)
    March, April & May 10:00 to 7pm
    June to September 10:00 to 9pm
    October 10:00 to 7pm
    November & December 10:00 to 6pm

    Prices in 2011
    Single ticket Adults: 6.30 euro ....Return trip 9.00 euros
    Single ticket Children..4.80 euros......Return ticket Children: 6.50 euros

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    Cable Cars at the Port

    by Jetgirly Updated Dec 17, 2005

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    One of the highlights of my siteseeing in Barcelona was the trip on the cable cars that run over the port and up to Montjuic. Although the cable car was packed, everyone had a good view. We rode the cable cars at sunset and had beautiful views of Montjuic, the port, the ocean and the city. It is an incredible trip!

    I believe we paid EUR 7.50 for a one-way trip on the last car, normally it is EUR 9 return I think. DO NOT start at the Jaume 1 tower by Columbus... you will only get half a trip!

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    Cable car ride across Barcelona harbour

    by csordila Updated Jan 7, 2010

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    An interesting feature of Port Vell the cross-harbour cable car or as locally named Teleférico. It runs across the harbour, and provides the passengers a superb views as it sweeps via the tower Torre Jaume I to the hillside at Montjuïc.
    At the eastern end on the new mole you can see the giant skeleton of the harbor terminal - the Torre de Sant Sebastian - an amazing piece of the old transportation of the city, which was built for the Barcelona International Exposition in 1929.

    At the top of the tower Torre de Sant Sebastian you can find even a restaurant. The midway stop is the 158m high Torre de Jaume I ( at the moment out of service!) on the Moll de Barcelona next to the large World Trade Centre. The end terminal on Montjuic hill is the Torre de Miramar in the near of Jardins Mossen Costa i Llobera - Cactus garden.
    The trip is very popular among tourists, so should expect a huge queue with a very long waiting time.

    During the scenic ride, which lasts cca. 10 minutes, you can not only enjoy a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea, harbour area, La Ramblas and the wide Passeig de Colom but Barcelona’s great monuments such as La Sagrada from above, as well.
    Last time we did not take it because there was a long queue and the car (no seats inside !!) has an official capacity of max. 20 people, but can fit about 10 people only.

    Operating time daily 11am to 8pm in every 15 minutes (times vary depending from season)
    Tickets: return 12.50 €, one way 9.00 €
    Children under 6 years free of charge.

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    TELEFERIC - Montjuic Cable Car

    by MaheshSamtani Updated Oct 14, 2007

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    A fifteen minute ride in which it is almost impossible to keep your mouth closed, with the superb views it offers of Barcelona. That is the new Montjuïc cable car system. You can board the cable car at three stations: Parc de Montjuïc, the Mirador and the Castle, though I would recommend you start at the lowest point, Parc de Montjuïc.

    You can get there easily by taking the funicular railway, which stops at the same stop where you get the cable car.

    Once you have got your ticket, a return (7.50 euros for adults and 5.75 euros for children) or just a single (5.50 euros for adults and 4.25 euros for children) to the Castle, you go to the waiting area, from where you board one of the cars. You will get to see amazing views of the city and the port area

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    The Montjuic Cable Car

    by gilescorey Written Jul 29, 2009

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    cruise ship...Ramblas will be packed!
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    It's old and scary, this Cable Car. But so is Barcelona!

    Nah, really, I felt totally safe jumping the Montjuic tram at the Port Vell station and riding on to Montjuic. The views are incredible, the lines were nearly non-existent, and you arrive at a phenomenal overlook of the entire city.

    Sit down at the the little touristy cafe and enjoy the views.

    For E9, one way(12.50 r/t), it's well worth it. Then, you can wander down to the fountains or through Poble Sec for a return via the Metro.

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    Great views

    by tim07 Updated Jan 23, 2008

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    Board the cable car from Torre de Sant Sebastia near Barceloneta. There is a ticket booth, then you go up the lift to the top of the tower to catch the cable car. This takes you right across the port area where you get great views of the city, after stopping at the World Trade Centre you cross the port to Montjuic. You depart at the Jardins de Miramar, these gardens provide excellent views of the city too.

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    Montjiuc, beatifull view of the city

    by russian_yaz Written Mar 7, 2006

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    I went here on a rainy day so the view was not so spectacular as it would be everyday. But nevertheless it was worthy.

    Montjuïc mountain (Jewish mountain) has been, throughout its history, the protagonist of many events, some glorious and victorious, others less so. The historical symbol and oldest monument (end of the 17th century) is the Castell de Montjuïc (Castle), from where there are beautiful views of the city. The castle, which now houses the Museu Militar, has been, in part, a symbol of oppression oven the centuries, as it was used to torture and execute the leaders of the Setmana Tràgica in 1909 and Lluís Companys, president of the Generalitat de Catalunya in 1940, among others.

    Although you can get to Montjuïc with the number 61 bus from Pl. d'Espanya, your best bet is the Transbordador Aèri , which offers spectacular views of Barcelona from the air. You can also take the funicular from Paral.lel and the teleférico which goes all the way to the castle. From Pl. d'Espanya to the Columbus statue runs Avenida del Paral.lel, inaugurated in 1894, which became famous as a synonym of entertainment, the Montmartre of Barcelona. Here you will find the Molino (a music hall), and several other theatres.

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    Cable Car ride to "Parc Montjuïc"

    by nyonnetti Written Apr 1, 2009

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    Parc de Montjuïc is a large hilltop which overlooks the harbor. Because it is such a large hilltop, we decided to take the most scenic route by boarding the cable car for 5.75 euros. This cable car, which can fit about 6-8 people, gives you an aerial view of the city and mediterranean (and can be quite frightening if you are afraid of heights.) We decided to take the roundtrip up to the hilltop and back and just enjoy the beautiful views of the city, harbor and the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. Montjuïc, among other things, contains a castle and an Olympic stadium, and this is where the the Summer Olympics were hosted in 1992.

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    Cable Car ride to "Parc Montjuïc"

    by nyonnetti Written Apr 1, 2009

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    Barcelona harbor
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    Parc de Montjuïc is a large hilltop which overlooks the harbor. Because it is such a large hilltop, we decided to take the most scenic route by boarding the cable car for 5.75 euros. This cable car, which can fit about 6-8 people, gives you an aerial view of the city and mediterranean (and can be quite frightening if you are afraid of heights.) We decided to take the roundtrip up to the hilltop and back and just enjoy the beautiful views of the city, harbor and the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. Montjuïc, among other things, contains a castle and an Olympic stadium, and this is where the the Summer Olympics were hosted in 1992.

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    Cable Car

    by pure1942 Written Feb 24, 2008

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    The Cable Car between Barceloneta and Montjuic Hill gives great views over the city and up La Rambla. Get the cable car from the Montjuic side (the queues are shorter) The cable car station is at the Miramar hotel. A one way ticket costs E9.00

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    Take the cable car down from Montjuic

    by SallyM Written Apr 5, 2007

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    View as the cable car descends

    After spending a morning looking at modern art and the Olympic stadium, take the cable car down from Montjuic.

    There is a great view of the city, and you arrive near some great restaurants for lunch.

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    Teleferic Montjuic Mountain->Barcelonetta Beach

    by Innovator Written Oct 15, 2006

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    Montjuïc is translated as Hill of the Jews in the medieval Catalan language, or as a corruption of Latin Mons Jovicus (that is, hill of Jupiter).

    View of Montjüic (Barcelona) from Park Güell Barcelona's Montjuïc is a broad shallow hill with a relatively flat top overlooking the harbour, to the southeast of the city center. The eastern side of the hill is almost a sheer cliff, giving it a commanding view over the city's harbour immediately below. The top of the hill (a height of 173 metres) was the site of several fortifications, the latest of which (the Castell de Montjuïc) remains today. The fortress largely dates from the 17th century, with 18th century additions. In 1842 the garrison (loyal to the Madrid government) shelled parts of the city following disturbances. It served as a prison, often holding political prisoners, until the time of General Franco. The castle was the site of numerous executions. In 1897 an incident popularly known as Els processos de Montjuïc prompted the execution of anarchist supporters, which in turn lead to a severe repression of the workers' struggle for their rights. Later, Spanish republicans and nationalists were executed, having been held by both sides during the Spanish Civil War. Catalan politician Lluís Companys i Jover was also executed there in 1940.

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    Cable Car to Teleferic de Montjuic

    by aussirose Updated Jan 21, 2012

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    Hubby and I decided to get off the red tourist bus at Teleferic de Montjuic and catch the cable car up to the top of the mountain to the castle.

    The views over Barcelona were fantastic as you can see here! We wandered around and sat down for a refreshing beer.

    In hindsight, I think we should have stayed on the tourist bus and got off for a trip on the cable car at the port instead. That looks better.

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  • Telefèric de Montjuïc Cable Car

    by geneous42 Updated Mar 27, 2011

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    Take the Barcelona Metro, L1 or L2 to the Paral.lel stop, then the funicular RR towards Montjuïc. That's the fun part of the trip.

    But be vary, vary aware of one thing. The ride from the top of the funicular train to the castle is a cable/gondola ride, known as Telefèric de Montjuïc. The last gondola departure is 7PM. You are advised that you can buy round-trip tickets; or one-way tickets, then walk or take a bus to return to other locations of the city. We also asked where Baños were available and were told at the castle (top of the cable ride). Upon arrival, such things were closed and we were refused the opportunity to buy the return trip at the original added cost differential of the two-way ticket (3 Eu each). Upon pressing our case that we only went up based on what we were told about Baños being available, the attendant called a supervisor. No consideration to our increasing call of nature. This posting is my pay-back to such treatment of customers.

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    Discount cable ride of you go on the tourist bus

    by Tracyden Written Dec 31, 2010

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    We really enjoyed riding the cable cars. Our day pass on the Barcelona tourist bus included a book of vouchers for attractions - which included a discount on the price of a ride on the cable car.

    The cars are easy to get on and off and you get to see great views of the city. They each hold 4 people and the ride is gentle making this a good family attraction.

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