One of my favourite places in Barcelona is Tibidabo, the mountain on the top of the city.
In my opinion, the best views in Barcelona can be enjoyed from Tibidabo,
amazing panoramic views all over Barcelona.
But Tibidabo is more than just brilliant views! At the top of the mountain there is an old amusement park. The oldest in Spain actually. It’s so old, and oh so charming.
And strange as it might seem, at the back of the amusement park, there is an incredibly beautiful basilica.
When you climb up to the basilica, at your back you have Carretera de leg aigües and Sierra de Collserola, said to be the biggest metropolitan park in the world, (to give a comparison- it is 22 times bigger than Central Park in NYC), perfect for walking, running, biking. The air is pure, and the views breathtaking.
And well, the views give you a great perspective of the city. The towers of La Sagrada Familia, The Mediterranean, the green hills of Montjüic, Torre Agbar, Barca’s football stadium – you name it.
It’s really wonderful to see the whole city in one panoramic,
place every little park and tourist attraction in one phrame.
How to get there?
Get the FGC (Ferrocarils Catalans) from Plaza Catalunya to Av. Tibidabo. It's L7.
Then get a bus or the tramblau (the old blue tram), or walk up to where the funicular is.
It's a steep but beautiful walk, among the big villas of Barcelona.
At the top of Avinguda Tibidabo, you get the funicular up to the top...
|Great views from the funicular already.|
...and you are ready to enjoy the views, the rides or the tranquility of the basilica!