Funicular Railway

Barcelona Spain Tourist Information and City Guide

A funicular is a train that is designed to run up a steep cliff or hill.  The train can run either on the surface or in a tunnel.

There are three funicular railways in Barcelona Spain.  They are:

  1. Funicular de Montjuic
  2. Funicular del Tibidabo
  3. Funicular de Vallvidrera

The funicular in Barcelona that is of most interest to tourists is the Funicular de Montjuic.  It runs from the Barcelona Metro Station called Paral-lel to Montjuic Park.

Funicular Railway in Barcelona Spain
Funicular Station, Montjuic Hill

Visitors wishing to explore the many attractions atop Montjuic Hill can catch this funicular and then optionally transfer to the Montjuic Cable Car, a gondola lift.

Alternatively, one can catch bus #150 from the same funicular station.  It runs to Montjuic Castle at the summit of the hill.

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