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The upper station of the Santa Cova funicular. The lower station of the Sant Joan funicular can be seen in the background, and the rack railway upper terminus is below the car park.

The Funicular de Santa Cova, or Santa Cova funicular railway, is a funicular railway at Montserrat, near Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain. The line descends from the monastery, and the upper terminus of the Montserrat Rack Railway, to the Santa Cova cave.

The funicular has the following technical parameters:[1]

  • Length: 282 m (925 ft)
  • Height: 118 m (387 ft)
  • Maximum Steepness: 56.5%
  • Cars: 2
  • Capacity: 60 passengers per car
  • Configuration: Single track with passing loop
  • Travel time: 2.5 minutes
  • Track gauge: 1,000 mm (3 ft 3+38 in)
  • Traction: Electricity

The line is operated by the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan Government Railways, FGC), who also operate the Montserrat Rack Railway and the Funicular de Sant Joan funicular railway on Montserrat Mountain, together with two other funicular railways and a significant suburban railway system in and around Barcelona.

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Coordinates: 41°35′32.72″N 1°50′22.05″E / 41.5924222°N 1.8394583°E / 41.5924222; 1.8394583

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