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Barcelona: Montjuïc Cable Car Roundtrip Ticket

1. Barcelona: Montjuïc Cable Car Roundtrip Ticket

See Barcelona from above this this roundtrip ticket for the Montjuïc Cable Car. Ride on a newly refurbished cable car to the hill of Montjuïc which provides you with sweeping views of Barcelona. Make your way to the Parc de Montjuïc Cable Car station and hop aboard the spacious car. Make the climb up approximately 270 feet (84.5 meters) on a 2,460-foot (750-meter) run that affords views of the whole region, from the Serra de Collserola to the Mediterranean Sea. Visit three cable car stations on your way up, Parc de Montjuïc, Miramar, and Castell de Montjuïc. Get a bird's-eye-view of iconic landmarks like the imposing Sagrada Familia. Skip the walk back down using the return ticket.

Barcelona: 2-Hour Sailing Experience with Refreshments

2. Barcelona: 2-Hour Sailing Experience with Refreshments

Discover the beautiful coastline of Barcelona on a yacht tour. See the Port of Barcelona, Barceloneta beach, the Castle of Montjuic, and the Tibidabo mountain from a unique perspective on the Mediterranean Sea. Set sail out of the inner marina and admire some of the most luxurious, private mega yachts of the Mediterranean sea moored at One Ocean Marina at Port Vell. Then pass by the famous shopping Center Maremagnum built on the dock, and see the famous statue of Christopher Columbus. Marvel at the World Trade Center building before your ship sets course for the northern mouth of the port of Barcelona. Just before the northern entry of the Port of Barcelona, pass under the largest drawbridge in Spain that gives access to one of the most important commercial ports of the Mediterranean Sea. Once you're out of the harbor, the sails are hoisted and you'll sail along the coast of Barcelona, to enjoy the incredible views of the city. See landmarks such as the Modern W Hotel, the beach of the Barceloneta, the Castle of Montjuic, the Olympic Towers, and Sagrada Familia all from a whole new angle. In the background, the Tibidabo mountain frames the city. Enjoy the sensation of being out on the open sea and feel the salty breeze while savoring some delicious local specialties and Spanish wine or Catalan Cava.

Barcelona: Montjuic Cable Car Tickets and Guided Phone Tour

3. Barcelona: Montjuic Cable Car Tickets and Guided Phone Tour

Experience the Montjuïc Cable Car at your own pace with a skip-the-line e-ticket and a captivating self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Receive your ticket by email, download the app and the audio tour on your phone, prior to your visit, and travel back in time to experience the glory of Montjuïc Cable Car. Put on your headphones and explore the Barcelona Pavilion, Poble Espanyol, Olympic Ring, and Fundació Miró through the power of storytelling and learn historical information and uncommon stories and anecdotes from the ancient times. Tour’s content is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief original stories that will make your visit both engaging and informative. The audio tour can be used repeatedly and anytime, before or after your visit. This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into the cable car’s three iconic stops: Parc Montjuïc, Castell, and Mirador Stop, and relate to your surroundings in an entirely original way.

Barcelona: Walking tour with Montjuic Castle & Cable Car

4. Barcelona: Walking tour with Montjuic Castle & Cable Car

Start your tour at the famous Ramblas, the heart of the city centre. Enjoy this walking tour of the Old Town and visit the famous Boqueria Market, considered one of the best markets in the world because of its modernist design and the richness of products it offers. Pass by the Gran Teatre del Liceu, a classic example of Catalan modernism, as well as the Palau Güell, one of the most stunning examples of Antoni Gaudi’s architecture.   Continue your walking tour to discover Raval, the most multicultural and off-the-beaten-path district of the Old Town, that attracts people from diverse social, cultural, and geographical backgrounds. Visit the Rambla del Raval to take a picture with the enormous Cat Statue by Fernando Botero, perhaps one of the cutest statues you’ll ever see. Take the Montjuic funicular and prepare yourself a bird’s eye view of Barcelona. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the Montjuic cable car as you gaze down on Barcelona’s iconic skyline. At the top of the funicular, you’ll reach Montjuic Castle, enjoying a private visit exclusively with your small group. Explore the military fortress, and enjoy access to exclusive areas, like the building’s dungeons.  Emerging from the dungeons, head to Montjuic Castle’s tower for the most spectacular, panoramic viewpoints of the city — if the day is clear enough, you'll see all the way to the Pyrenees. Afterwards, you’ll head back to the Old Town via cable car, in perfect time to enjoy a delicious meal of tapas — be sure to pick up some recommendations from your guide for the best restaurants to hit.

Barcelona Cable Car Sky Views, Magic Fountain & Castle Visit

5. Barcelona Cable Car Sky Views, Magic Fountain & Castle Visit

Explore districts like Ramblas, Raval, and the Old Town on this guided walking tour in Barcelona. Ride the cable car to Montjuic Castle and watch the sunset over the city and the sea. End your day by watching the Magic Fountain show.  Start your tour at the famous Ramblas in the heart of the city centre. Walk through the Old Town and visit the famous Boqueria Market. Pass by the Gran Teatre del Liceu, a fine example of modernist architecture and one of Europe's leading opera houses.  Have a look at the incredible façade of Palau Guell, where a young Gaudi showed his mastery of light and creating beautiful shapes. Continue your walking tour to discover the Raval, the most multicultural and off-the-beaten-path district of the Old Town.  Visit the Rambla del Raval to take a picture with the enormous Cat Statue by Fernando Botero, probably the cutest statue you will ever see. Next, take the Montjuic Funicular and enjoy the breathtaking views of Barcelona’s iconic skyline. Reach Montjuic Castle and explore this site which has been a military fortress since its early beginning. Find out how it has witnessed the change of political power in the city.  Enter the dungeons of the several political prisoners that have marked the history of the city. Receive access to the Tower of the Castle, where you can admire 360-degree views over Barcelona. Snap pictures dazzling views of Barcelona and the sea at sunset. Continue your walk and pass by the Olympic Stadium and the Palau Sant Jordi which is famous for hosting the best concerts in town. Along the way, stop at one of the best terraces in the area to savor traditional tapas paired with a local wine or beer. After your break, head to the Magic Fountain which was constructed for the 1929 Universal Exhibition. End your tour by watching the colorful dancing water of the fountain.

Barcelona: Montjuïc Guided Segway Tour

6. Barcelona: Montjuïc Guided Segway Tour

Starting from the heart of Barcelona, the Gothic Quarter, you'll pass by the seaside of the Old Port. Entering the mountain, dive into the world of nature and magic views of the city and seaside. Passing through the different parks, there are a lot of them, you'll enter the square of Hotel Miramar and the station of the cable car, made especially for the Universale EXPO 1929. At this point, make a stop to enjoy the views and take some pictures. Then, you will go up to the top of the mountain, where Montjuïc Castle is situated 173 meters high above the sea with its fantastic view. On your way back downtown you will still have time to visit the Mirador de Alcalde, where you can admire the city coastline before climbing down the hills.

Barcelona: Magical Montjuic Exploration Game

7. Barcelona: Magical Montjuic Exploration Game

The city game starts at Joan Miró Park. It will take you between 1.5 to 2 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Montjuïc Castle. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? After your booking, you will receive an email on how to download the game to your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play the city game on their phones. Alternatively, each person can make their own purchase.

Barcelona: Boat Trip

8. Barcelona: Boat Trip

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city center and see Barcelona from a unique perspective with an adventure onboard a beautiful sailboat. Adapt and customize the tour to suit your needs and create the perfect boat trip for your party, business trip, family outing, fishing trip, or other activity. After meeting at Port Olimpic, chat with the skipper to decide which of 3 routes to take, depending on your expectations and weather/sea conditions. Then board your beautiful sailboat and set sail out into the open sea. Feel free to play your own music on the boat's speakers and choose between the many drinks and appetizers available onboard, or bring your own.  On the first route, head northeast and admire the best of Barcelona's skyline. From the charming former fishing village that is now the Barceloneta neighborhood to the Olympic Village and the famous Bogatell and Mar Bella beaches, there is plenty to admire as you sit back and relax with a drink.  Depending on the weather, stop at Badalona beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, for a dip. You can also ask your skipper to teach you how to sail during the tour.

Barcelona: Private City Sights Tour, Including Cable Car

9. Barcelona: Private City Sights Tour, Including Cable Car

Our private city tour offers an intimate experience of Barcelona’s best sights, from a unique perspective. Take in the famous La Ramblas, including the Boqueria Market, Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Palau Guell. Then continue to the Rayal to explore the Old Town. Next, catch the Montjuic funicular to see some of the best views of Barcelona. While there, you can take a private visit to Montjuic Castle with our expert guide. You can also enter the Tower of the Castle, with 360ª views over Barcelona. After the castle, we see the Olympic Stadium and the Palau Sant Jordi, famous for hosting the best concerts in town. We also stop at one of the best terraces in the area to savour traditional tapas paired with a local wine or beer. Finally, get ready for Barcelona’s famous Magic Fountain show. The mixture of water, light and music will make for a magical ending to a day full of memorable sights.

Barcelona Highlights: Bus and Walking Tour

10. Barcelona Highlights: Bus and Walking Tour

See the most emblematic sights the city has to offer as you start with a walking tour of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. Stroll down one of the most important streets in the city until you reach the Cathedral of Barcelona. Walk the narrow streets of the oldest part of the city and discover the many secrets it holds. Marvel at the quaint medieval places hidden to the crowds and learn about their historical significance. Follow your guide to Plaça Catalunya to board an air-conditioned coach for a panoramic tour through the city. Drive through Passeig de Gràcia and admire the most popular Gaudi Houses, Casa Batlló, and Casa Milà (La Pedrera), noticing some of the most important modernist facades as you go.   Next, listen to your guide’s explanations as you drive near the sea to discover the changes to the coastline of Barcelona for the Olympic Games in 1992. See the Olympic Port and the beach and the fisherman’s quarter from the bus, then head to the Montjuïc mountain, the famed backdrop of the Olympic Games. See the Olympic Stadium and ride the cable car for amazing views over the city.

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What people are saying about Montjuic Castle

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 3,479 reviews

Jorge delivered as promised. The atmosphere was safe, the music was mellow and the sunset was spectacular. Jorge did not talk too much, but he answered questions, made the refreshments and piloted the boat very professionally.

It was my first time sailing and I have to say I am addicted now! Jorge the skipper made the experience even more incredible with his great energy, excellent service and attention, and fun vibes music.

It's so worth it! You have to get the roundtrip and stop at the castle. the tickets are only 6 euros if you are under 26

Safe, spectacular easy to find & outstanding gardens & views all around

Minimal queues and we’ll managed access to the gondolas at each stop