Recently renovated, the Telefèric de Montjuïc ascends to the Mirador, and then up to the Castell de Montjuïc, taking in enormous views over Barcelona along the way. Each car seats 8 and all are wheelchair accessible. For more thrills, follow it with a trip to the beach at Barceloneta on the cable car over the port.
Departures are from Parc de Montjuïc station on Avinguda Miramar, opposite Monjuïc swimming pool. Get there by way of metro Paral.lel, then take the funicular; or by bus No. 50 or 55, or the Barcelona Bus Turístic.
Hours Cable Car: Nov-Feb 10am-6pm; Mar-May & Oct 10am-7pm; June-Sept 10am-9pm (but do check the website)
Funicular: Autumn-winter Mon-Fri 7.30am-8pm, Sat, Sun and hols 9am-8pm; Spring and summer 7.30am-10pm, Sat, Sun and hols 9am-10pm
Adm Adult single €8.40, return ticket €12.70. Ages 4-12 single €6.60, return €9.20, under 4 free
Image by Laura Padgett