These two towers were built by Carles Buïgas and opened in 1931 after the Universal Exposition of 1929.
They were built to carry the tourist cable car that goes over the port from Montjuïc to Barceloneta. The Torre de Jaume I is the highest at 102 metres, and its claim to fame is being the second-highest cable car tower in the world after the one in Kaprun, Austria, which measures 113.6 metres.
The Torre de Sant Sebastià is lower, at 78 metres, which means that the highest point in our route is the middle tower – and from which we get a magnificent view of the old town of Barcelona. The total distance from Montjuïc to the beaches of Barceloneta (Torre de Sant Sebastià) is 1,303 metres.