How To Get To Montjuïc By Cable Car
We get a lot of questions regarding the wheelchair accessibility of Montjuïc, the famous hill in Barcelona. The reason why it is so popular is that there is so much to do. On top the hill, you find the Castle of Montjuïc, the Botanical Gardens, Poble Espanyol, a couple of museums and much more! A must-visit on your Barcelona bucket list. There are a few wheelchair accessible ways to get there and we will guide you through them step by step.
How to get there
The easiest way to get to the Montjuïc hill for wheelchair users is to take the Telefèric cable car. Which you can find at Avinguda de Miramar 30, at the bottom of the Montjuïc hill. Before it can take you to the top, you need to get there. And there are three ways to do this. Pick the one that suits you the most depending on your location. Firstly, you can take the metro to the Parallel metro station. This metro station is accessed by Line 2 and 3 (L2 and L3). Once you are at the Parallel metro station, you can take the funicular (stop Parc de Montjuïc). This journey takes about half an hour and from there you get to the cable car. Get to know everything about the Barcelona metro system by reading our blog post.
Secondly, you can choose to take the sightseeing bus (Barcelona Bus Turistic) to the cable car of Montjuïc. You have to pick the red route and then roll off the bus at the stop of the Telefèric de Montjuïc. Lastly, you can choose to take the bus number 55 or 150 and stop at Avinguda Miramar Estació del Funicular. From there, you can take the cable car up the hill.
Wheelchair Accessible Montjuïc
The cable cars are fully accessible for people with reduced mobility. And if you are in need of assistance, the staff at the cable car station will help to make your trip up the hill as comfortable as possible.
Different stops and what to see
There are three stops on the route of the cable car that goes to wheelchair accessible Montjuïc. You can roll on and roll off whenever you want. The first stop is the Parc Montjuïc stop. Over there you can see some of the hill’s main attractions being Fundació Miró, The National Art Museum of Catalonia, Poble Espanyol and the Barcelona Ethnological Museum. The Olympic Ring, the historic site of the Barcelona ’92 Olympic Games, is not too far from this stop either.
After you get back into the cable car, enjoy the panoramic views of the city and continue your journey to the second stop, Castell. Here you can visit the Montjuïc castle. A beautiful fortress with tons of the cities’ history within its four walls.
Last but not least, you get to the stop of Mirador. Mirador is Spanish for viewpoint, so get ready for some breathtaking views! The stop gives access to a lot of green areas of the hill. Take a rest and enjoy the parks of Mirador de l’Alcalde, the Miramar Gardens, and the Mossèn Costa I Llobera Gardens.
Opening times and ticket prices
We recommend purchasing your tickets online instead of at the ticket office, as online you get a discounted rate. The cable car is operative year-round, from 10:00 in the morning. The closing time depends on the month of the year:
- Jan – Feb – Nov – Dec: from 10:00 to 18:00
- March – April – May: from 10:00 to 19:00
- June – July – Aug – Sept: from 10:00 to 21:00
- Oct: from 10:00 to 19:00