Tibidabo is a mountain of 512 meters height, overlooking whole Barcelona and offering breath-taking views over the Spanish metropolis, the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. On the mountain there is a church, the “Temple de Sagrat Cor”, with a statue at the top which reminds of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.
The “Temple de Sagrat Cor” was designed by Enric Sagnier and construction started in 1902. After 60 years the church was finished and topped by a statue designed by Josep Miret Llopart. At night the church is illuminated and looks really magical up there on the mountain and can be seen from most parts of the city, for example when sitting on the stairs in front of the MNAC – Museum of National Art of Catalunya – watching the Magic Fountain.
Apart from that on the Tibidabo is also an old Amusement Park to be found, which is not just fun for children with its 30 attractions and restaurants. Most of the rides in the Park are still the original ones, which date to the turn of the 20th century. In June 1900 work began on creating access to the Tibidabo from Barcelona city by building a tram and a funicular railway, which can also be seen as attractions of the Tibidabo. In October 1901 the Tibidabo Amusement Park finally opened. At the beginning there were just a few small attractions, but as time went by, more and more attractions were set up – a Free Fall Ride and a huge Rollercoaster are the latest ones.
The Tibidabo is also one of the locations, where the filming for the movie “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” with Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson took place.
How to get there: L7 (brown line) at “Catalunya” to “Av Tibidabo”, after that the Tramvia (the nicer option) or the Bus 196 to “Pl. del Doctor Andreu s/n”, where the Funicular starts to get up the Tibidabo
Amusement Park: in August Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00 until 23:00, from September on mostly just on weekends (check on Tibidabo Homepage)
Funicular: just when Amusement Park is open and open from 15 mins before opening of the Park and until 15 mins after closing of the Park
Tramvia: return ticket 4,70 €
Funicular: return ticket 4 € (when going in the Park), otherwise 7,50 €
Bus 196: included in the normal Bus and Metro services (usable with T10 ticket - 10 trips for 9,45 € -or single ticket for 2 €)
Amusement Park: adults 25,20 €, children (under 120 cm) 9 €
Tibidabo Flickr Gallery Kevin Lawver
Tibidabo Flickr Gallery stvcr
Tibidabo 040 Flickr Gallery Roller Coaster Philosophy