Within the transport classified as peculiar and antique we find the funiculars. In Barcelona, we present here three of them:
The funicular of Vallvidrera
It dates from 1906 and was opened to connect and communicate the Sarria quarter with the village of Vallvidrera, now belonging to Barcelona. Over the years it has been modernized thanks to the renovation of 1998, with a new automatic system allowing to make about 10 round trips a day. In addition it will leave you at the foot of the Collserola Park.
Weekdays: Monday to Thursday: 04:46h - 00:16h / Friday: 04:46h - 02:28h.
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: Sunday and holidays: 05:36h - 00:45h / Saturday and eves of holidays: 05:36h - 02:28h.
The funicular of the Tibidabo
This is another transport of such characteristics. Opened in 1901, connects the Plaça del Doctor Andreu with the Tramvia Blau, the Tibidabo mountain, the famous amusement park, and the Temple Expiatorio del Sagrado Corazón. Fantastic views of the city and its mountains. To get there, you can take the bus 196 or the beautiful Tramvia Blau. This tram opens 15 minutes before the opening of the Camí del Cel and until 15 minutes after the closing of the Camí del Cel or the Tibidabo Amusement Park, you need to know it, so you can avoid to be without transportation once you are in the park.
The Tibidabo Funicular works the weekends of February and from March to December, every day except 25, 26 and 31 December. Its schedule is associated with the Tibidabo Amusement Park.
The funicular of Montjuïc
Montjuïc funicular is in the other mountain of Barcelona, and was built in 1928, on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition of Barcelona and precisely, to link the city with the mountain. When the cable car was built, it was closed, but in 1992, reopened only the lower section, and ten years ago new renovations were made. It is connected to the underground network of the city, in the Paral·lel station, and the other station is Parc de Montjuïc where it connects with the famous cable car. Its maximum speed is 36 km / h (10 m / s).
Autumn-winter: Weekdays, Monday to Friday 7:30h - 20:00h / Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 9:00h - 20:00h.
Spring-Summer: Weekdays, Monday to Friday 7:30h - 22:00h / Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 9:00h - 22:00h.
The price of a single ticket for the Funicular de Montjuïc and Vallvidrera is 2.15 € (2016 rate). Both are included in the integrated transport cards as the T10
The ticket price of the Tibidabo funicular is 7.70 € and 4.10 € for buying the ticket for the Tibidabo Amusement Park.