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    Teleferic is the name
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    Blue Tram to Tibidabo

    by gale.blog.pl Written Oct 13, 2004

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    Blue Tram

    I'm not a specialist on Barcelona but as far as I know this blue tram only goes to Tibidabo. By the way "Tibidabo" sounds nice and funny, doesn't it :)

    The hill of Tibidabo offers an impressive view of Barcelona.

    Back to the the topic: this old styled tram constitutes a strong contrast point for hi-tech elements of Tibidabo Amusement Park attractions.

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    The Funicular of Montserrat

    by hokomoko Updated Jun 29, 2004

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    Monterrat Funicular/Barcelona/Spain

    The best way to climb to the monestary "Montserrat" is the funicular.The site of Montserrat is also famous for its two funiculars: Sant Joan and Santa Cova. The two inclines were operated by the FMGP (Ferrocarriles de Montaña a Grandes Pendientes) and since 1986 by the FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalita de Catalunya) which also operates most of the Catalonia railways.
    The funicular Sant Joan, first use in 1918, was built to link the Monastery to the top of the Santa Magdalena mountain where a footpath lead to the hermitage of Sant Jeroni.
    The track is absolutely straight with a maximum gradient of 66%.
    In 1997, two new cabins succeeded to those which were used since 1926

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    Tramvia Blau (Blue Tram)

    by seamandrew Written Jun 20, 2004

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    The Blue Tram (Tramvia Blau) to Tibidabo

    This open-sided blue wooden tram has been making it's way up the route to Tibidabo's funicular since 1901. You can either take the Bus Turístic to Plaça John Kenndey or take the FGC train Plaça de Catalunya to Avinguda Tibidabo station. Then just walk across the Plaça John Kennedy to catch the Blue Tram. It´s certainly the most traditional way to get to the funicular but the route is also serviced by a bus.

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    Tram around the north of the city

    by timtregenza Written May 9, 2004
    The Tram

    The new tram system (3 lines, still under construction) that is operating from Diagonal is a very 21st century, pushchair friendly was of getting around. It is particularly useful to get to the Nou Camp, and the Royal Palace

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    Funicular de Montjuïc

    by seamandrew Updated Nov 30, 2003

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    Cable cars ascend Montju��c

    The easiest way to accend Montjuïc is to take the Funicular de Montjuïc up to the top. The fare here is also reasonable and the funicular station is located just a short walk from the Paral-lel train station (Note the hyphen between the two "L"s signifies that the double "L" is pronounced as an "L" sound rather than the "Y" sound that is typical in Spanish).

    Our suggestion is to walk up to where the actual funicular trip ends and it switches over to the cable car. You can then walk down. Makes for an easy and non-strenuous visit of Montjuïc. If you choose to do this, walk up by the Palace and walk down the Avinguda de l'Estadi. If you plan on taking the funicular up from the bottom, then take the train to Paral-lel.

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    The funicular at Tibidabo

    by seamandrew Written Nov 23, 2003

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    The colorful Funicular at Tibidabo

    The best way to get to the top of Tibidabo is to take the funicular. This vehicle takes you up to the summit where the Sagrat Cor (church) and Parc d'Attraccions (theme park) can be found. The fare was reasonable.

    Oh, there is a blue tram that takes you from the trainstation at Avinguda Tibidabo up to the Plaça del Funicular where you board the funicular. We had to take a bus, I never did see the so called Tram.

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    Tibidabo Funicular

    by SirRichard Written Sep 17, 2003

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    The entrance of the funicular

    That day I had the intention to go up the hill to see the Tibidabo Theme Park. BUT it was raining cats and dogs as I woke up...
    Anyway I tried: I took the metro to "Avinguda del Tibidabo", then took the "Blue Tram" up the middle of the hill... but when I was up there, about to enter the funicular that takes you to the park, it started raining sooooo hard that I changed plans and went down again, as there is no point in going there in a rainy grey day...
    But anyway, that's the way to go, and I will try in my next visit to BCN :-)

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    Blue Tram

    by SirRichard Written Sep 10, 2003

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    The tram

    This lovely old style wooden tram goes up the Tibidabo Hill from "Avinguda del Tibidabo" FGC stop to the funicular that goes to the top.
    As the tram goes at snail pace up the hill, you can admire some of the beautiful houses built in both sides of the street.
    2,90 euros return ticket. 10 minutes.

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    Funicular of Montjuic

    by HORSCHECK Updated Jul 4, 2003

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    Funicular of Montjuic

    The Funicular of Montjuic is the most comfortable possibility to reach the top of the Montjuic. It operates since 1928 from the Paral-lel metro. It is integrated in the metro network and can be used with a normal metro ticket. The trip takes about 2 mins for the distance of 760 m up the hill.

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    Funicular of Tibidabo

    by HORSCHECK Written Jul 4, 2003

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    Funicular of Tibidabo

    The funicular of Tibidabo is the longest and steepest funicular of Barcelona. It starts at Placa Doctor Andreu northwest of the city centre and arrives at the top of the Tibidabo Mountain (532 m). A return ticket costs 3 EURO (2003).

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    Tram on Tibidabo

    by kerouacsdog Written Dec 26, 2004

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    This Tram will take you from just above Avenue Tibidabo station to the Funincular next to the Mirablau bar on the Tibidabo

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    STREETCARS IN BARCELONA

    by Hosell Written Jun 27, 2004

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    This is a new tramway system in the city.It was open for Barcelona Forum,and takes you to this area of the city.Also there is a Funicular that you can take to reach el Tibidabo Mountain.

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