Tibidabo, the mountain overlooking Barcelona

Tibidabo is a mountain overlooking Barcelona. From its height of 512 meters it offers spectacular views of the city and the surrounding coastline.

There is an amusement park on top of the hill, a telecommunications tower(Torre de Collserola) and a church; the Temple de Sagrat Cor.

Amusement park
The Amusement park was build in 1889, and is the oldest in Barcelona. The park still has most of the original rides, some of them go back until the 20th century. The park was seen in the Woody Allen film Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
adults – €25.20
children below 120cm in height – €9.00 and
children below 90cm – free

Temple de Sagrat Cor means Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and it was build in 1902.The construction took over 60 years to complete and in 1961 the church was finished. The building is the work of the Spanish Catalan architect Enric Sagnier and was completed by his son Josep Maria Sagnier i Vidal.The top is a sculpture of the Sacred Heart by Josep Miret Llopart.

The complex consists of a crypt and church with a central sole with a dome on eight columns. The whole style is based on a Romanesque line.
The building is square, from which arise three apses, and presents a large central tower and four low, defining the four corners of the square, in which were placed statues of the Twelve Apostles, of Josep Miret. The main facade has three bodies, the central wider, chaired by the figure of the Archangel Michael in the arch of the main entrance, and John Bosco in the above pediment. Above the left door is the statue of Teresa of Ávila and on the right, Marguerite Marie Alacoque.

Tibidabo can be reached by a funicular railway, by bus, and by car. The railway, built in 1901, was the first of its kind in Spain.

- Train: Brown Line, L7(not a metro but a train, follow Renfe). Get out at Avenida Tibidabo.

- Tram
Single Journey: €2.80
Return Journey: €4.00 (if you have a ticket for the Barcelona Bus Turistic tourist bus the return journey is free)
Twenty Journey Travelcard: €23.00
During the Summer Months the trams run every day.
Ascent- 10:00 – 20:05
Descent- 10:00 – 20:05

- Tibidabo Tram
Tramvia Blau – Linea 194 TMB (Plaza de John Kennedy)
Avenida Tibidabo, 2 to Plaça Doctor Andreu 08022