The approximately 520-meter-high Tibidabo is the highest mountain in the Collserola mountain range and shields the city from the weather of the hinterland. The Tibidabo is worth it alone because of its breathtaking view. On a clear day, you have a vision to Montserrat.
One legend is the name Tibidabo to the devil who wanted Jesus to lead into temptation. He said to him: "Haec omnia tibi dabo si cadens adoraberis me", English for "All this I will give you if you kneel down".
At the top station of Cablacarca which leads to the top of Tibidabo, is the Parque d'Atracccions. The amusement parks offer a few good round-about, Ferris wheel and roller coaster with similarly grandiose views. Attractions also include the vending machine museum Museu d'Automates del Tibidabo on the grounds of the amusement park.
Not far from the amusement park is the church Sagrada Corazón which was copied to the Sacre Coeur in Paris. The basilica was completed in 1961.
On the ground floor of the Sagrada Coazon there is a church space from the period of around 1900. One level is about the actual, built in Gothic style basilica with a small square. One of the towers you can take the elevator up. The basilica is crowned by a statue of Jesus.
Until well into the hinterland, you can see if you visit the viewing platform of the Torre de Conserolla. On a clear day the view extends to Montserrat. The tower was used for the Olympic Games in 1992 and is 268 meters high. The architect of the construction of steel, concrete and glass - you go to the viewing platform at a glass floor - was the Englishman Sir Norman Foster, all over the world for the establishment of representative buildings involved.
You come to the Torre de Conserolla from the mountain cable car station on weekends with a small tourist train or by bus line 111, which conects the Tibidabo with the Conserolla Tower.
Alternatively, if you first want to visit the tower, you can use the F.G.C. (Calatan transport companies, integrated in the metro network of Barcelona) line S1 or S1 to station "Peu de Funicular" and proceed with the funicular up to the mountain station. This is situated in the small village Vallvidrera. To the tower there are about 500 metres to go.
If you are set up, you should wait until weather is clear, if it's not hazy and the view is really terrific. Try also the sunset once the Tibidabo experience.
Even the trip to Tibidabo is a pleasure. Take the L7 local train from Plaça Catalunya to the Avinguda del Tibidabo terminus. From there, walk 200 metres uphill along the Av. del Tibidabo and you will see several bus stops on the right. Take the bus 196, which takes you up to the valley station of the Funicular del Tibidabo. Bus 196 runs all year round. Then take the funicular up to the amusement park and attractions.
The historic tram "Tramvia Blau", which was the only tram in Barcelona for a long time, is due to renovation work not operating. It is uncertain when the Tramvia Blau will run again.
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Parc d´Atraccions Tibidabo
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Parc Parque d'Atraccions
Adult 28,50 €
Children up to 1.20 metres: 10,30 €
Children under 0,90 metres: admission free
Admission free for the over-60s
Admission free for for the over-60s with no access to rides, shows or activities.
Special rates for seniors, handicaped and families.
Sky Walk: 12,70 €, children under 1.2 metres 7,80 €
Children under 0,90 Meter free admission
With the Barcelona Card 20% discount on admission.
Torre de Collserola
Normal ticket: 5.60 €
Reduced: 3.30 €
Free admission with the Barcelona Card.
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