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Tibidabo Funicular

The first funicular to operate in Spain

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The Tibidabo funicular connects Plaça del Doctor Andreu, which you can get to with the Tramvia Blau, to the top of the mountain and the Tibidabo Amusement Park. It was the first means of transport of this type to be built in Spain and it was inaugurated in 1901, the same year that the Tramvia Blau started to operate.

Why ride on the Tibidabo funicular?

The Tibidabo funicular connects Plaça del Doctor Andreu to the top of Tibidabo mountain, home of the Amusement Park and the Temple del Sagrat Cor.

The route of the funicular is 1,130 metres long, the top station is at a height of 501 metres and the bottom at a height of 226 metres, with a height difference of 275 metres with a maximum gradient of 25.7%.

 

How do you get to the Tibidabo funicular?

The Tibidabo funicular starts at Plaça del Doctor Andreu, which you can easily get to with the Tramvia Blau. On the Blue Route of Barcelona Bus Turístic hop off at the Tramvia Blau – Tibidabo stop, where you can take the tram and then the funicular.

 

For the most curious of you:

  • Did you know? The Tibidabo funicular was built due to a series of coincidences. On a trip to Switzerland, the poet Celestino Ballart, a friend of the music teacher of the children of Doctor Andreu, kept a brochure for a Swiss funicular, which finally reached the doctor. The doctor, along with Romà Macaya, decided to found the Tibidabo company to develop this means of transport and reach the top of the mountain.
  • Local’s tip: Remember that your Barcelona Bus Turístic ticket entitles you to a discount on your funicular fare.
  • A must: For those who want to reach the top of Tibidabo mountain in the most spectacular and direct way.