Tibidabo is the best place in the city for spectacular views of Barcelona from top to bottom. Standing  at 512 meters (1680 ft), this mountain it’s the highest point in Barcelona and a very popular sightseeing spot.

What to do at Tibidabo

1. Tibidabo Amusement Park

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The only amusement park in Barcelona, this attraction has over 100 years of history. More than 25 exciting rides will let you discover the city and have fun with amazing views. Get tickets here.

2. Expiatory Church of the Sacred Heart

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If you were wondering what was that illuminated building overlooking Barcelona every night, you guessed it right. The most visible structure in Barcelona at night is this catholic church of neo-gothic style that crowns over the city since it was built in 1961.

3. The Collserola Park & Tower


Built for the 1992 Summer Olympics, the futuristic looking structure was designed to unite all the communication requirements for the city in anticipation for the games.

A visit to the observation platform on the 10th floor is a must. It takes just 2,5 minutes to ascend on the panoramic lift at 560 meters above sea level to witness an impressive 360 degree view of Barcelona.

There is a 500 meters pedestrian path to reach the bottom of the tower. Opening hours and prices.

Fun stuff about Tibidabo

The amusement park was used as a set for a scene in the Woody Allen Oscar winning film Vicky Christina Barcelona. The director has predilection for shooting scenes of his movies in amusement parks and Barcelona was no exception.

On the other hand, the building at number 32 in Tibidabo avenue is one of the settings of the book “La sombra del viento” (The shadow of the wind).

You can see it if you ride the Tramvia Blau (Blue Tram). This bestseller, written by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, has sold over 15 million copies worldwide.

How to get there

  • Take the buses number H4, V13, V15 or the Barcelona Touristic Bus, to Av. Tibidabo (point A in the map below)
  • Another option is taking the FGR Railway L7 until Av. Tibidabo Station (point A in the map below), then walk 50 mts and take bus #196 with your regular Metro or Bus ticket. This bus takes you to Tibidabo funicular.
  • Take the funicular (point B in the map below) in order to get to the amusement park and viewpoint. The funicular works with a separate rate: 4,10€ (if you buy the entrance to the amusement park) and 7,70€ (without buying the entrance to the park).
  • Blue tram (Tranvía Blau): This historic tram from 1901 is an alternate way to get to the funicular. Single ticket costs 4.20€. Connects with FGC Railway Station at Av. Tibidabo and the Barcelona Hop on Hop off Bus (Blue Route).

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Map of Tibidabo attractions

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