Teleférico de Zacatecas
The new POMA detachable gondola lift in Zacatecas takes passengers on a stunning journey over the historic centre of this ancient Mexican city, in one of the seven emblematic red cabins.
Inaugurated in 1979, the Zacatecas gondola lift, located in the historic centre of Zacatecas City, transports in the region of 320,000 people a year.
Still very popular with tourists and residents of the State capital, the gondola lift was upgraded in 2018. It was replaced by a detachable gondola lift equipped with the DirectDrive® motor to ensure optimum environmental performance. The Cerro del Grillo and Cerro de la Bufa stations were redesigned and the cabins were retrofitted to enhance passenger safety.
difference in altitude
500 passengers/ hour/ direction
Number of cabins
Number of people per cabins
for the project
Passengers love to rise high above Zacatecas, especially on board the cabin with glass flooring that offers an even more captivating experience.
Popular tourist attraction
In the summer of 2019, the Zacatecas gondola lift received around 40,000 visitors in just 24 days! It is one of the city’s most visited tourist attractions.
Teleférico de Zacatecas in pictures
Taiwan – Taipei – 2006
The Maokong gondola lift is located in a historic area of the Taiwanese capital, connecting Taipei Zoo and Maokong. It is one of the largest in the world, spanning four kilometres. Ensuring the synchronisation of its 5 sections and the interconnection of its 6 stations constituted a true technological challenge.Read
Algeria – Tlemcen – 2018
The Tlemcen gondola lift that connects the city centre to the Lalla Setti Plateau had been at a standstill for four years when it resumed service in 2018. The arrival of the gondola lift was the source of great hope, as it represents a means of transport with high added value for Tlemcen, the ultimate tourist destination.Read
Vietnam – Nha Trang – 2006
In Vietnam, the famous POMA gondola lift from Vin Pearl flies over the sea to reach an island and its luxury resort.Read
China – Zhuhai – ongoing project
In China, POMA has built the world’s first three interconnected tri-cable ropeways system (3S) for the Chimelong Group, the world’s 6th largest entertainment group.Read
Egypt – Galala City – 2018
The tourist gondola lift of the new town of Galala City links the urban area to the luxurious seaside resort, travelling the longest stretch in the Middle East. Its glass-floored cabins offer an exceptional journey with a unique view of the superb desert landscapes that border the Red Sea.Read
Vietnam – Yen Tu – 2017
The Buddhist temples of the sacred mountain of Yen Tu welcome many pilgrims and tourists. In 2017, two new gondola lifts were built, including New Yen Tu 1, which complements the mobility offer by doubling the Yen Tu 1 gondola lift.Read
China – Huashan (Shaanxi) – 2012
POMA designed Shaanxi Taihua Tourism Ropeway Road, a gondola lift that transports tourists and pilgrims to the top of Mount Huashan, 2,120 metres away in the heart of China’s central Shaanxi province.Read
South Korea – Yeosu – 2013
Compared to the construction of a third bridge, the Yeosu gondola lift was the ideal solution to connect the island of Doslando to the mainland. Discreet, comfortable, fast and environmentally friendly, the gondola lift is perfectly suited to the city’s transportation needs. This original voyage over the Namhae Sea also quickly won over the passengers, and the Yeosu gondola lift quickly became a major attraction in the area.Read
Simatai Great Wall
China – Simatai – 2014
A popular tourist site located near the Great Wall of China, Simatai is a beautiful reconstructed period village. From its centre, tourists can take the gondola lift rebuilt in 2013 and access one of the steepest, most beautiful and authentic parts of the Great Wall of China.Read
Téléphérique de la Bastille
France – Grenoble – 1976
The Bastille aerial ropeway provides access to a 19th-century military fort overlooking the town of Grenoble from 264 metres above and standing at an altitude of 476 metres on the edge of the Chartreuse mountain foothills. It is the Grenoble metropolitan area’s top tourist site, attracting more than 600,000 visitors per year.Read
France – Nice – 2014
The Maeterlinck Palace is a former luxury hotel overlooking the Bay of Angels in Nice. In 2014, it was equipped with an inclined elevator to allow its residents to easily reach the beach.Read