Parc de Montjuic

Passengers boarding the funicular car at Parc de Montjuïc, the upper station of the Montjuïc funicular.

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The Funicular de Montjuïc, or Montjuïc funicular, is a funicular railway in the city of Barcelona, in Catalonia. The line is largely in tunnel and connects the Barcelona Metro Paraŀlel station (connection to lines 2 and 3) with the hill of Montjuïc and the various sporting and other facilities there. The funicular uses the same fares as the metro and is listed on maps as part of the metro network. It is operated by Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB), which also operates most of the metro lines.


The line was opened in 1928, in order to serve the International Exhibition of 1929. It was extensively reconstructed in 1992, in order to cope with traffic to and from the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys and other facilities used for the 1992 Summer Olympics, situated on the Montjuïc hill.

Technical details

Type Funicular
Length 758 metres
Height 76 metres
Maximum Steepness 18%
Cars 2 3-car trainsets
Capacity 400 passengers per trainset
Configuration Single track with passing loop
Journey time 2 minutes
Maximum speed 10 metres per second
Track gauge 1.2 metres
Traction Electricity
Operation Fully automatic
Operator TMB



Station Metro links Other links Locality
Paraŀlel L2 L3 Barcelona (Sants-Montjuïc)
Parc de Montjuïc Barcelona (Sants-Montjuïc)

Other funiculars in Barcelona

The funicular is one of three in Barcelona, the others being the Funicular de Vallvidrera and the Funicular del Tibidabo, although neither of these is operated by the TMB.

Fmontjuic Funicular de Montjuïc
Paraŀlel · Parc de Montjuïc

Barcelona Metro lines
L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6 L7 L8 L9 L10 L11 L12 Fmontjuic Fvallvidrera Tram