Montjuic Funicular Railway
It is a mean of public transport that goes up to Montjuic Park.
What makes it special is that it is a funicular railway, which has only one track along which both the train coming down such as the one that get up, cross at the path center.
Although it is a funicular railway you must know that for practical purposes acts as the metro and it is part of the network of Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona.
Getting the Funicular to reach the cable car in Montjuic Park
One of the great gems you'll find in Montjuic Park is the Castle at the top of the mountain. You have different ways for getting there. One of the most attractive is to do it with the cable car and to reach the cable car, the easiest way is to take the Montjuic funicular at the station which is called Parallel.
The cable car will also take you to one of the viewpoints of Montjuic, el Mirador del Alcalde (the Mayor Viewpoint).
Take the funicular to get to the Joan Miró Museum
If you want to visit the Joan Miró Foundation, the Montjuic Funicular Railway will be a great way, as it leaves you in the same street where the museum of the Catalan artist is.
You only will have to walk about five minutes, leaving the station of the funicular, to the left.
Take the funicular to get to the Barcelona Olympic Park
The Lluis Companys Olympic Stadium is on the same street where the funicular station door gives. You only will have to walk to the left about 15 minutes, and once past the stadium on the left side you can enter into the enclosure of the Olympic Park in Montjuic.
Integrated ticket with the funicular
The Montjuic Funicular Railway is part of the integrated fare system, which means that you can use the same ticket as on the metro or bus.
The price of the Montjuic Funicular Railway
As mentioned in the previous paragraph, the Funicular Railway of Montjuic Park is part of the integrated fare system, which means that its price is the same as the subway or buses.
Formerly it was considered an unusual mean of transport and had particular price and conditions. But now it is part of the public transport system of Barcelona.
As well as the cable car is more expensive, the Montjuic Funicular Railway can be catch with the usual cards such as the T-10, what comes to 9.95 euros for 10 trips by 2015 rates. Single tickets cost 2.15 euros.
As you might expect, you can also use the Montjuic Funicular with the Hola Barcelona Card and the Barcelona Card.
Take the funicular with children
If you are with kids try to get on ahead at all, because they will be entertained watching the crossing train coming in the opposite direction. The funicular has large windows in both front and rear, which also allows to see the path, and see how both trains intersect.
Pass frequency of the Montjuic Funicular
The pass frequency of the funicular is approximately 9 minutes. When it reaches the station opens its doors and awaits departure.
How to get to the Funicular of Montjuic
The funicular station that is at the bottom, is the one that corresponds to the metro lines L2 and L3 and is called Parallel.
The L3 line can be catch from Spain Square which is one of the most common places to get to Montjuic Park and also from Sants Station, the largest train station in Barcelona. If you are in Catalonia Square you can also take the L3 line to get to the funicular station at Montjuic.
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