The Tramvia Blau is temporarily closed for modernization works on its infrastructure. Sorry for the inconveniences.
From the Tramvia Blau – Tibidabo stop you can walk through a residential area full of Modernista and Noucentista buildings or start the climb to the top of Tibidabo and its amusement park by taking two historic means of transport: Tramvia Blau and the funicular.
A period journey to the bottom of the funicular
The Tramvia Blau – Tibidabo stop on the Blue Route of Barcelona Bus Turístic is located on Passeig de Sant Gervasi at the very start of Avinguda del Tibidabo, where the Tramvia Blau tram route begins (temporarily out of service).
Tramvia Blau is a tram that started to operate in 1901 and runs up Avinguda del Tibidabo, a street flanked with Modernista mansions that ends at the bottom of the funicular, which you can take to Tibidabo Amusement Park. While the Tramvia Blau is out of service, you can take the equivalent journey up Avinguda del Tibidabo as far as Plaça del Doctor Andreu using the 196 bus route which runs every day between 07:30 and 22:00.
In addition to exploring the Collserola sierra, fun is assured at the Tibidabo Amusement Park, and if you climb Norman Foster’s Torre Collserola, you can see Barcelona from a lookout point some 560 metres tall.
You can also discover that the figure on the summit of the mountain that is visible from the entire city is standing atop the Temple del Sagrat Cor, a neo-Gothic church from the mid-20th century dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus built by Enric Sagnier.
Additionally, if you climb up Avinguda del Tibidabo to the bottom of the mountain, you can also visit an interactive science museum, CosmoCaixa, and the Torre Bellesguard, a house in the form of a castle designed by Gaudí over a tower from the 15th century that belonged to the last King of Aragon to be from the House of Barcelona.