Tibidabo, Barcelona

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    night shot over Plaza Espana
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  • Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor
    Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor
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    view from Tibidabo
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    Sagrat Cor

    by seamandrew Written Jun 20, 2004

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    Sagrat Cor atop Tibidabo

    I was a little reluctant to visit this church way atop Tibidabo because my guidebook said it had little charm and wasn't much to look at. I stronly disagree with it. This church has lots of charm and it has tons of crowds flocking to it. In fact, it is also a must see because any skyline view of Barcelona has this church in it, and one is hard pressed not to be intrigued by it. We found it quite beautiful and the view just as stunning. Actually, you can pay 2 Euros and take the elevator up to the statue for a greater view.

    At night, the church is floodlit, and in this state, forms a dramatic part of the Barcelona skyline. It must look awesome when it's wrapped in swirling mists.

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    Climb the Tibidabo mountain

    by kerouacsdog Written Dec 26, 2004

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    Climbing the Tibidabo

    'Sure, you can get the mountain train to the top, but believe me, it's more fun walking up it' -that's what I told my mates as we stood outside the Mirablau bar, halfway up the Tibidabo. I won't write what they said to me, when, two hours later we eventually reached the top!

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    Parc d'Attracions

    by seamandrew Written Jun 20, 2004

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    The famous airplane ride at Parc d'Attraciones

    The Parc d'Attracions funfair has a wonderful retro air and is not exhaustingly large or terrifying. In fact, a guy who is used to Amusement parks like Six Flags Great Adventure or Hershey Park, it can be a bit boring. Some of the attractions though date back to 1901 when the funicular first reached the top, and some from rennovations that took place in 1986. This is certainly a place enjoyed by mostly children, or a couple so in love with each other (honeymooners!) that anything silly would be romantic. You bet Liz and I loved it! :)

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    The Foster Tower / Collserola Tower

    by nancyread Written May 18, 2004

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    Foster / Collserola tower

    You can see the Foster Tower (the British architect, Norman Foster designed it) from virtually everywhere in Barcelona. Simply look inland (which is usually uphill) and raise your eyes to the left of Tibidabo and there it is - an elegant telecommunications tower soaring skyward. If you are going to visit Tibidabo you might as well visit the tower (there is a 360 degree enclosed viewing deck about one third of the way up). Just walk down the slip road next to the funicular down to the main road and strike off towards the tower. There is a lift [price to be inserted] up to the viewing platform. Worth a half-hour visit, perhaps combined with a trot along one of the woodland tracks (see my "Collserola Park" tip).

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    lets go up there...

    by mindcrime Written Mar 31, 2009

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    Not the highest mount on the world but I was curious to go up there to this hill and check the church and that antenna that we were looking from distance so many days.

    Tibidabo is standing at 517 meters and on its slope is situated the huge Parc de Collserola (65.000sq meters). At this parc is situated the telecommunication tower (Tore de Collserola) which is 560 meters over the sea lever. There is a lift that will take you to the top. I guess it will be nice up there but we didn’t try it.

    First we stopped for some panoramic photos (pic 1) over the city at a platform where many couples go during the sunset. Then we went up to visit the church Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor (church of Sacred Heart) (pic 2) with the huge of Jesus Christ on the top of it (pic 3). The church was built in 1902 by Enric Sagnier and I loved the psychedelic colorful front door. The church is open 10.00-19.30 daily. By the way the name Tibidabo comes from the Devil’s temptation of Christ when he offered Jesus the world at his feet from a high mountain: ”Haec omnia tibi dabo si cadens aderaveris me” (all of this I shall give to you if you worship me)

    It was quite chilly up there, we strolled around for a while. There were many families visiting the Parc d’Atraccions del Tibidabo, an amusement park that is opened from 1908 and reminded me of my childhood at the beginning of the 80’s, especially with the old vintage games like the wheel or the horses. Of course there are modern rollercoasters rides etc The entrance fee is 25euros (9 for children)There you can also find the Museu dels Automates, a colorful place with old games from amusement parks but unfortunately we didn’t have time for that.

    We took some last photos of the view just about when the city started to lit (pic 4) and we returned back in the center over Plaza Espana. When we entered park Montjuic to take a night shot of the square I realized the beautiful lights over Tibidabo. It was a great last memory from Barcelona…

    We went there by car but you can go by train (L7) to Plaza del Doctor Andreu and then take the funicular.

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    Tibidabo Mountain

    by HORSCHECK Written Jul 1, 2003

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    View from Tibidabo

    Tibidabo mountain (532 m) is located on the northwestern edge of Barcelona. It offers panoramic views of the town. On top of the mountain is an Amusement Park, dating from 1901, and the church Sagrat Cor (Sacred Heart).
    The mountain can be reached from Placa Doctor Andreu by the longest and steepest of Barcelona's three funiculars.

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    Tibidabo Hill

    by DPando Written Jul 25, 2005

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    Natural Park in the highest hill of Barcelona (600meters) offers such a things like a recreation area for kids a impressive church on the top, telecomunication tower open in 1992 .
    Town of Vallvidrera in in the midst of forest and its a link of roads coming from BCN and run to smaller town in Vallvidrera forest

    A lot of paths offers the chance to treeking or mountain bike trip for a morning ....springs , wild animals.. all this closer to BCN city

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    Parc the Collserola!!

    by crazyguitar Written Feb 25, 2003

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    This Parc covers a large area. I'm going to suggest you a half-day/day trip (depending on your stops):
    Take the "Ferrocarrils Catalans" (train) from Barcelona to "Baixador de Vallvidrera" stop and get off.
    Near the station there is a Information Center of the Park, find it and pick up some map.
    You can choose one of the paths going to "El Tibidabo", from less than 1 hour to 2 hours depending on the path...
    There are beautiful views from el Valles, Montserrat, Barcelona...
    Paths are well signed and maintained!
    And all is for free!!

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    Tibidabo - getting up there

    by FinnFrode Written Mar 28, 2010

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    Take metro L7 to it's final station 'Av. Tibidabo'. Right across the street in Avinguda del Tibidabo you'll find the stop of the blue vintage tram 'Tramvia Blau'.
    Ride the tram uphill to the station at 'Plaça Dr. Andreu', and from there go on a scenic funicular ride all the way up to the top of the Tibidabo mountain.
    In case the tram doesn't run there will be a replacement bus service to where the funicular starts.

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  • Great area for walking around

    by vivaBarca Written Jun 25, 2005

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    my summer house...in a dream

    I'm referring to the area of Tibidabo just north of Gracia, the residential area (not the amusement park). It's a really beautiful place to walk around on a nice day. Some of the most expensive houses in the city are located up here, and you can get a glimpse of them if you start at the base of the Tibidabao funicular and walk your way down the winding road. Eventually you end up in Gracia, which is also a beautiful, upscale area that is a bit off the tourist radar. It's also more commerical than Tibidabo, and has alot of really nice local shops.

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  • Tibidabo mountain. Take a...

    by Boka Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Tibidabo mountain. Take a trilling ride with a mountain train to the top. There you will find an amusement park, cathedral and television tower (Torre de collserola). Views above the clouds (500m above sea level) are amazing!

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    for the best views

    by geordieontour Updated Mar 17, 2012
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    the quickest way to get to Tibidabo is on the T2 from Catelunya square drops you off at the door and costs only 2.5 euros,
    Great place for the kids and adults

    Tibidabo Amusement Park is a magical place and a true Barcelona landmark. Located on top of Mount Tibidabo, 512 m above sea level, it is the highest point on the Collserola Ridge, a magnificent natural park with ten million trees. And all this with the city of Barcelona as an exceptional backdrop.

    Spent a great day here and its not just for the Young stunning views as well, used the public bus
    Bus to the amusement park from Plaça Catalunya: Tibibús T2A.

    Tibibús2A: •Departs from: Plaça Catalunya (stop located on the corner of Plaça de Catalunya and Rambla Catalunya, in front of Caja Madrid). See map
    •Times: from 10.15am on days when the amusement park is open.
    •Frequency: every 25 minutes.

    Read more: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/tt/be951/#ixzz1pOjh1s5h

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  • Great area for walking around

    by vivaBarca Written Jun 25, 2005
    my summer house, someday

    I'm referring to the area of Tibidabo just north of Gracia, the residential area (not the amusement park). It's a really beautiful place to walk around on a nice day. Some of the most expensive houses in the city are located up here, and you can get a glimpse of them if you start at the base of the Tibidabao funicular and walk your way down the winding road. Eventually you end up in Gracia, which is also a beautiful, upscale area that is a bit off the tourist radar. It's also more commerical than Tibidabo, and has alot of really nice local shops.

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