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Barcelona has 2 cable cars and 3 mountain trains, called funiculars, on it's two biggest hills called Montjuic hill and Tibidabo hill. A mountain funicular train is for steep hills and the train carriages are pulled up on a cable on train tracks. They are fun to visit for the spectacular views of Barcelona. 

Barcelona harbour cable car

Cable car port Barcelona

Name:  Transbordador Aeri del Port - port cable car

Colour:  Red/white cabins
Route:  To and from Montjuic hill crossing Barcelona harbour from San Sebastia beach
Ticket price 2015: Single one way €11. Return ticket €16:50

The "Transbordador Aeri del Port" is a spectacular ride with stunning views of all Barcelona in a cable car ride that takes you across the harbour of Barcelona to and from from Montjuic hill, to San Sebastian beach near Barceloneta beach. It opened on 11th November 1931 and at the top of the cable car tower on the beach there is an exclusive restaurant called Torre de Alta Mar
You can buy tickets at the port cable car end stations

Barcelona harbor cable car history and location
Pictures Barcelona port cable car

Barcelona cable car on Montjuic hill

Cable car Montjuic

Name:  Telefèric de Montjuïc - Montjuic cable car.

Colour:  Silver cabins
Ticket Price 2016:
Adult return ticket €12 
Children return ticket (4 -12 years) : €8.80

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Route:  On Montjuic hill. This cable car starts halfway up Montjuic hill and goes to the old military fort at top of Montjuic 

This Montjuic cable car connects with the funicular mountain train (see below) to give visitors to Montjuic mountain a fast and fun way to get to the top where they can enjoy views from the former
military fort called Castell de Montjuic, where many cultural activities take place throughout the year. You can buy tickets at the cable car end stations.

Montjuic hill cable car location, route and maps
Pictures attractions Montjuic hill

Mountain train to Montjuic hill

Funicular train Parallel to Montjuic

Name:  Funicular de Montjuïc - funicular railway that goes halfway up Montjuic

Route:  To/from Parallel metro to bottom of Montuic cable car

The Funicular of Montjuïc is a convenient way to get up part of the way up Montjuic mountain. The journey starts at the Parallel metro station (Lines 2 and 3) and takes 2 minutes. You will arrive very close to the Olympic installations of Palau Sant Jordi arena, the Barcelona Olympic stadium, the Barcelona Olympic swimming pools and diving pools, the Miró foundation museum and many other attractions and parks. You can buy tickets at Parallel metro station.

Montjuic funicular train location, route, maps
Photos attractions Montjuic hill 

Mountain train to Tibidabo hill

Mountain train Tibidabo

Name:  Funicular de Tibidabo - funicular railway to top of Tibidabo

Route:  To/From the Plaça del Doctor Andreu at end of Avinguda Tibidabo to Tibadabo Amusement Park. 

This is a fun ride to a fun place. First catch the vintage blue tram El Tramvia Blau to get to the base station of the mountain train called Funicular de Tibidabo. THen switch to the mountain train, which will take you to the top of Tibidabo hill overlooking Barcelona where you can find the Tibidabo Amusement Park, the Sagrat Cor church and enjoy magnificent views of Barcelona city and the valleys beyond. You can buy tickets at the funicular base station.

Funicular train to Tibidabo hill location, route, maps
Pictures Tibidabo hill 

Mountain train to Vallvidrera village

funicular train to vallvidrera

Name:  Funicular de Vallvidrera funicular railway to Vallvidrera village

Route:  To/From the "Peu de Funicular" station to the top of this line at Vallvidrera village

This is a commuter funicular train, but can also be used by visitors to get to the village of Vallvidrera, which has nearby attractions like Collserola park, Collserola tower and Tibadabo amusement park

Funicular train to Vallvidrera -  location, route, maps

Please note that the cable cars and mountain trains usually close for 2 weeks annual maintenance in Jan or Feb every year.

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