Tibidabo

tibidabo

At the back of Barcelona is Tibidabo - another 'mountain' - although this is actually bigger than Montjüic. At the top, looking over the city is the Temple Expiatori del Sagat Cor Church - visible from Las Ramblas, and lit up at night. Next to this Barcelona attraction is a small funfair, but isn't really worth the trip up, unless you have lots of spare time on your hands. The last working tram - Tranvia Blau - also starts its journey at the bottom of Tibidabo at Plaça John F Kennedy, and takes you up ¼ of the way, where you can admire the views and have a coffee or drink in the bar which boasts the best view of the city!

Between the tram stop and the top is the Parc de Collserola, called the lung of Barcelona, and next to that is the famous communications tower (designed by Norman Foster) built in 1992 for the Olympics, with an observatory. Take the glass lift up to the top for some fantastic views. If you don't fancy the walk, then continue up of the Funicular (open the days the Funfair is open - although even the tourist office doesn't have this information, so better to call - 932117942). The Museu de la Ciéncia,(Science Museum) is your reward for trekking so far up Barcelona and is to the left of the tower. Again, great views of the city if it's a clear day.

 

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