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Tibidabo mountain 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
Tibidabo Amusement Park
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. There’s an iconic hotel in Tibidabo offering priceless views of Barcelona.
GREAT FOR KIDS: Tibidabo Amusement Park Admission Ticket 1 Day
Expiatory Church of the Sacred Heart
This catholic church of neo-gothic style is the most visible structure in Barcelona at night. Constructed in 1961, it features amazing views of the city from its vantage point. On top of that, you can reach the rooftop through a lift for even better views of Barcelona.
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 pedestrian path to reach the bottom of the tower. Opening hours and prices.
RECCOMMENDED: Collserola Hike and Norman Foster Tower Visit with Transportation
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.
Furthermore, 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). This bestseller, written by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, sold over 15 million copies worldwide.
View of Barcelona from Tibidabo. © grzegorz_pakula/stock.adobe.com
How to get to Tibidabo
Tibibus (T2A) is the cheapest and fastest way of getting to Tibidabo. This express bus departs from Plaza Cataluña and end in the Tibidabo Amusent Park (no stops in between). The price per person is 2,95€ (single ride).
Find the location of the Tibibus stop in the map below.
Alternative ways to get to Tibidabo
- Take the buses number H4, V13, V15 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 the 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).