Used for more than a century as a simple means of transport, cable cars nowadays are real attractions that enable you to discover amazing new panoramas. From London to Rio and even passing through New York, climb aboard the world's most impressive urban cable cars.
What a view!
London, New York, Rio... for nearly a century, the largest cities in the world have been using cable cars. A clean and energy-efficient way to travel, these small cabins suspended tens of metres above the earth are loved by visitors who want to discover their favourite destination in a completely new light.
In a number of Latin American cities, cable cars are also making popular neighbourhoods more accessible by connecting them to the city centre. In Medellin and in la Paz, the arrival of this means of transport in isolated zones also coincided with a decrease in crime.
Built in 1969, Dubrovnik's cable cable was destroyed during the Balkan Wars before reopening in 2010. Climbing aboard one of its two orange cabins, you will be rewarded with a superb view of the fortified city, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and of the Adriatic Coast too. In places, Dubrovnik's cable car reaches 405 metres in altitude. Chills guaranteed!
The cable car in London was opened in June 2012 for the start of the Summer Olympic Games. A little over a kilometre long, the Emirates Air Line cable car offers a superb view of the Thames between North Greenwich and Docklands to the east of the city. For an even more impressive show, board a cabin after dark. The city's many buildings are lit up in the dark and lend London a unique charm.
Resting at the foot of the Alps, Grenoble's urban cable car was one of the first of its kind. Built in 1934, it links the very centre of the city to Bastille, a military fortress nestled on a hill and where the people of Grenoble gather to have fun or relax after work. Yet the iconic bubble-shaped cabins that made it famous were only installed in 1976. Since it opened, the cable car has welcomed more than 14 million visitors.
In Colombia's second largest city, the Metrocable has quickly become indispensable for many of the city's inhabitants. Opened in 2003, the cable car has increased access in particular for the "barrios", poorer districts located in the heights of the city. 9.4 kilometres long, the Metrocable nowadays has enabled these isolated communities to reach the centre of the city in just 15 minutes, compared to the 2 hours it took previously.