The most unique transport in Barcelona

Barcelona has one of the most complete networks of public transport across Europe, and has systems that cover both the city and the metropolitan area. The best known are the subway, train, city buses, the railway system, the two tram lines and taxis. However, these are not the only public transport that live in this city because there are a number of unique transport you can not miss if you decide to visit Barcelona.

Most singular transport in Barcelona are in the neighborhoods near the sea or the mountain in order to get around Barcelona from a privileged and unusual perspective. However, there are inclined lifts that are in different parts of the city and offer the user the ability to move from one neighborhood to another in a very unique way.

  • Funiculars. The funiculars network and cable cars in Barcelona were created with the purpose of joining Montjuïc and Tibidabo with other areas of the city, including the harbor and Barceloneta. There are three different lines of cable cars, located on Avinguda del Parallel that gets to Montjuïc, known as Funicular de Montjuïc, in Plaça Doctor Andreu, just down the Avinguda del Tibidabo and is connected to the Plaça del Tibidabo, the top of the mountain, this is Funicular del Tibidabo, and finally, we have Funicular  de Vallvidriera located in the Railway station Peu del Funicular and reaches the village of Vallvidriera.

Funicular del  Tibidabo                                            Author: Alejandro Castro / photo on flickr

  • Cable cars. In the case of the cable cars, there are two lines connecting Montjuïc Mountain with the city. The best known is the one that offers Montjuïc cable car, which has three stops, Parc de Montjuïc, Miramar and Castell de Montjuïc. The second is known as the Harbour Air Shuttle and was created in order to offer users the ability to navigate the harbor and Barceloneta to Montjuïc.

Teleférico del puerto                                                   Author: 1yen / photo on flickr

  • Ballon. Another of the most unique transport in Barcelona is the ballon. Several companies organize balloon flights to enjoy the magnificent views that provide Barcelona and other areas of Catalonia. So, it is a unique and rewarding experience for all those who can afford it.

Globos aerostáticos                                     Author: / photo on flickr

  • Inclined elevators. One of the last unique transport in Barcelona is the inclined elevator, which is found in several parts of the city such as Ciutat Meridiana and Guinardó neighborhood.

Ascensor inclinado de Ciutat Meridiana                                              Author: orianomada / photo on flickr

Use the unique transport in Barcelona and enjoy fabulous views!

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