The Montjuïc Funicular (Catalan: Funicular de Montjuïc; Spanish: Funicular de Montjuic) is a funicular railway in the city in BarcelonaCataloniaSpain.

The railway mainly runs through a tunnel and connects the Barcelona Metro‘s Paral·lel station (with connections to lines L2 and L3) with the hill of Montjuïc and the various sporting facilities and other attractions there.

The upper station of the funicular is adjacent to the lower station of the Montjuïc Cable Car, a gondola lift that continues uphill to a terminal near the Montjuïc Castle at the summit of the hill. There is also a bus stop serviced by the 150 line which runs from the upper station of the funicular to the castle’s summit and is part of the same fare network as the funicular, providing a free transfer to the castle as an alternative to the cable car.

The lower station is located in the port of Barcelona.

The railway was opened in 1928 in order to serve the International Exhibition of 1929. Until around 1970, the funicular included a second upper stage that linked the current upper station with Montjuïc Castle. This connection is now provided by the Montjuïc Cable Car.

In preparation for the 1992 Summer Olympics, the railway was extensively reconstructed that year in order to serve the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys stadium and other Olympic facilities that were built on the Montjuïc hill.


Manufacturer: Waagner B, Fabus
Inauguration date of the original line: 24.10.1928
Inauguration date of the last reform: 24.06.1992
Line length: 758 m
Lower station altitude (Parallel): 4 m
Altitude upper station (Parc de Montjuïc): 80 m
Difference in level: 76 m
Maximum / minimum slope 18% / 3%
Vehicles: 2 x 3 cars
Vehicle capacity: 400 people
Transport capacity (one way): 8,000 people/hour
Maximum speed: 10 m/s
Cable diameter: 50 mm
Motorization: 2 x Siemens at upper station. Voltage at lower station
Track width 1,200 mm


Adult: €10.00 Single, €15.00 Return
Child (4 to 12 years): €8.00 Single, €11.00 Return
Under 4 years Free Free

Operating hours

Working days, Mondays to Fridays: from 07:30 to 22:00.
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: from 09:00 to 22:00.

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