The Montjuïc Cable Car on the rise: travel record in 2023

The Cable Car achieved an impressive historical record in August 2023 with more than 259,000 validated trips. Do you dare to discover more about cable transportation? Hola Barcelona, takes you there!

The Montjuïc Cable Car on the rise: travel record in 2023

Montjuïc is one of the most special places in Barcelona. It is one of those must-visit places for all those who come to the city for the first time and also for those who already know it, but who want to enjoy a special day in Barcelona.

The Cable Car is the best option for all those who want to climb to the top of the mountain and, this year, cable transport has registered a historical record of passengers during the last month of August, with a total of more than 259,000 validations

These numbers represents an increase of 18% compared to August 2022 and 13% more than in August 2019, pre-pandemic. In fact, 2023 has been an exceptional year for leisure transport on Montjuïc Mountain, with historical records in each month from January to August, except for the month of February when it was closed for technical reasons.

Inaugurated in 2007, the Montjuïc Cable Car has achieved a remarkable 1.38 million trips on the first eight months of 2023, approaching its annual maximum of trips. In 2022, the number of trips made reached 1.53 million.

If you still don't know the Montjuïc Cable Car, go up and be captivated by an impressive panoramic view of the city. The Cable Car links the Barcelona funicular station to the top of Montjuïc Mountain, offering an exciting 752-metre aerial journey to the Castell de Montjuïc.

The most convenient option to get to the cable car is to use the Montjuïc funicular, since the Parc de Montjuïc station is located near the cable car stop. You can also get there through the Montjuïc Cable Car stop on the Barcelona Tourist Bus or with bus lines 55 and 150.

From the modern cable car cabins, you will have the opportunity to discover, from a bird's eye view, the silhouette of the most emblematic buildings in Barcelona. In addition, this Christmas we will decorate the facilities so that you have an even more magical experience!

Old red cabins of the Monjuïc Cable Car / Photo: TMB
The Montjuïc cable car recorded a historic record number of passengers last August / Photo: Manuel Torres via Unsplash

As a final point, we would like to highlight that once again the Montjuïc Cable Car has obtained the Traveller's Choice 2023, so thank you very much for your trust!