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Transbordador Aeri Barcelona

The Transbordador Aeri Barcelona or Port Cable Car connects Port Vell with Montjuïc and transports more than 2,000 passengers per day. It is often confused with the monorail of Montjuïc, another cable car that leads to the hill of Montjuïc.

#History of Transbordador Aeri Barcelona

Transbordador Aeri Barcelona was originally planned to be opened in time for the 1929 World Fair held in Barcelona. It was, however, delayed until it officially opened in 1931. During the civil war it was closed, the cables removed and the three towers were used as defense points during air raids. There are still bullet holes visible on the Jaume I tower from this time. The cable car was reopened in 1963 and has been functional until the present day.

There are 3 towers – Sant Sebastia (port), Jaume I and Montjuïc. Each cabin holds up to 20 people and it runs every 10-15 minutes. It is not for the faint hearted or for those with a fear of heights, but it does offer spectacular views of the city and a different way to enjoy the city of Barcelona.


A single ticket costs € 11 and a return is € 16.50. Check the Official Website for up-to-date opening hours and costs. The nearest metro station to Sant Sebastia tower is Barceloneta L4, which is just a short walk down to the port.

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