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Port cable car Barcelona - Transbordador Aeri del Port Popular

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Port cable car Barcelona - Transbordador Aeri del Port
Cable car Barcelona port. The port cable car is officially called "Transbordador Aeri del Port" - and sometimes also referred to as "Telefèric Aeri del Port" The port cable car crosses Barcelona port with two small red and white cabins carrying around 2000 passengers a day. The port cable car travels every 10-15 minutes across the Port Vell marina in Barcelona harbour connecting Barceloneta beach and Montjuic hill. Construction of the red port cable car started in 1929 for the for the 1929 Barcelona World Exhibition, but it was delayed and did not open until 11th November 1931.

During the Civil War the Barcelona port cable car was closed and the towers were used to defend the city from air raids. You can still see machine gun bullet holes on the Jaume I Tower. After the Spanish civil war ended the cable car remained closed to the public and was used to transport goods from the port to the Montjuic hill. In 1963 the port cable car re-opened to the general public and has been in operation ever since to the delight of tourists looking for great views of Barcelona. The cable car has undergone several major renovations since re-opening.

The cable car abins have room for 19 persons and travel at a height of between 70m and 90m above the port. The route is from the Montjuic hill station in front of the luxury Miramar Hotel on Montjuic hill across the port to the San Sebastia beach near Barceloneta area of Barcelona. This port cable car is also sometimes called the "Teleferico de Montjuic" which is the wrong name, because that is the name as Barcelona's other Montjuic hill cable car on Montjuic hill itself.

Pictures Barcelona port cable car

Getting on and off

There are 3 stations. 2 of them are cable car towers and one station is on Montjuic hill.

Montjuic hill station
Located in front of the 5 star Miramar Hotel on Montjuic hill
Map GPS location Miramar station on Montjuïc hill in Costa i Lloberg gardens

Jaume I cable car tower

The middle station is called Jaume I and is on a tower directly in front of the
World Trade Center and the five star Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel in Barcelona on the quay called Moll de Barcelona, or also called Moll 18. There are no restaurant facilities in the Jaume I tower.
GPS map location of middle station Jaume I tower

Sant Sebastia cable car tower

The station on the beach is a tower called Sant Sebastia station and is on the San Sebastia beach near Barceloneta beach. On this tower you can both get on and off and there is an exclusive restaurant called Torre de Alta Mar on the top floor.
GPS map location cable car station on Sant Sebastia beach near Barceloneta

Opening times Barcelona Port Cable Car 

Open daily as follows:
01/11 to 28/02: 12.00 to 17.30

01/03 to 13/06: 10.30 to 19.00
14/06 to 12/09: 10.30 to 20.00
13/09 to 17/10: 10.30 to 19.00
18/10 to 28/02: 10.30 to 18.00
Closed for annual maintenance from for two or three weeks in January


Every 15 minutes.

Ticket prices 2014
Single ticket € 11
Return ticket € 16:50
Discounts for groups of 15 persons or more

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