Mérida cable car system, also called Mukumbarí, was originally built by 25 French companies in 1957 and was opened to the public in 1960. It was closed indefinitely in 2008, and in 2011 The Austrian company Dopplemayr began a project of total modernisation of the cable car which promised to become the most modern in the world. In April 2016 it re-opened its doors to the public. This engineering marvel that is one of a kind and has over 40 years of history is unquestionably a must-see in the Sierra Nevada National Park. The system will take you on an amazing journey of 12.5 km up to its terminus on Pico Espejo (“Mirror Peak”), at an altitude of 4,765 metres above sea level. It is divided into 5 stations from where you could go hiking to other places in the mountains such as: the village of Los Nevados or Pedro’s mountain lodge. The stations have restaurants with panoramic views of the beautiful mountainous landscapes. It’s also very possible to find some snow on the top station, so don’t forget to bring your jacket! If you come to the city of Mérida, you just can’t miss this wonderful attraction!