Friday, September 28, 2012

Tibidabo

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. 



To me, Tibidabo is a bit magical. Just lovely! 

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!

8 comments:

  1. Det er virkelig strålende vakkert! Uten å være veldig religiøs elsker jeg vakre kirker som denne, de føles så mektige!

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    1. Jeg er helt enig! Det er en spesiell stemning inne i de voldsomt flotte kirkene! Vi har jo liksom ikke helt så mange slike i Norge :)

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  2. That park is so charming! I bet it's a slice of nature in the midst of such a large city. Is that amusement park still in operation?

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    1. I agree, it's just very charming. So old. I even heard there is a night club furnished with old rides from this park, but I haven't quite figured out if it's true and how/where it is! And yes, the amusement park is still in operation.

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  3. Oh wow, this looks like a magical place! I love it! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful pictures! The carousel looks so fantastic! I hope I can go there and visit someday!

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    1. I love it too :) I fell in love with the carousel a little!

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  4. Slutter meg til de andre... Jeg har ikke vært i/på Tibidabo. Var veldig interessert i den gamle fornøyelsesparken og sånt... Har skrevet et manus til ungdomsbok som foregår i et gammelt tivoli... Så jeg burde jo dratt dit på "research"!! Jeg syns også det er veldig spennende med de gamle villaene. Kronglete, spesielle gamle hus, jeg elsker det!

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    1. Ja vet du hva, da du fortalte om 'Frøken Skjebnes Tivoli' tenkte jeg faktisk på Tibidabo :) Du skulle tatt turen, det er litt magisk der oppe!

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