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Tibidabo – Magic Mountain and Amusement Park

Barcelona’s magic mountain

At a height of 512 metres, Tibidabo is the highest point of the Collserola sierra. It is popular because of its views of the city of Barcelona and its cultural and leisure facilities, which include Spain’s oldest amusement park, a neo-Gothic church, a modern communications tower, an astronomical observatory and, above all, magic!

Why visit Tibidabo?

Tibidabo Mountain is known locally as the Muntanya Màgica (Magic Mountain). In addition to being a major green space, it offers a curious mix of old and modern buildings and of calm and action, and it has one of the best views of Barcelona. Some of its outstanding features are:

  • The Tibidabo Amusement Park: It is Spain’s oldest and one of the first in Europe. It was inaugurated in 1899 and still conserves some of its original attractions.
  • The Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor: This monumental neo-Gothic Expiatory Church of the Holy Heart of Jesus is crowned by a bronze statue of the Sacred Heart and has a lift to access the top, from where you can see all of Barcelona.
  • Torre de Collserola: This tower, which was built for the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, was designed by the architect Norman Foster. It is 288 metres tall and the tenth floor, which is 115 metres high, has a lookout point with the best panoramic views of the city.
  • The Fabra Observatory: Inaugurated in 1904, it is owned by the Barcelona Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts. It is the world’s fourth oldest active observatory. Its activity currently focuses on astronomical research in addition to collecting meteorological and seismic data.


How do you get to the Tibidabo Amusement Park?

Hop off at the Tramvia Blau – Tibidabo stop on the Blue Route and then take Tramvia Blau to the Tibidabo funicular, which takes you up to the amusement park and the Temple del Sagrat Cor.


For the most curious of you

  • Did you know? On the right of the Temple del Sagrat Cor you can still see the primitive chapel that was built in 1886, when there was nothing else in the area.
  • Local’s tip: If you want to go to Tibidabo, remember that your Barcelona Bus Turístic ticket gives you a discount for both the Tibidabo funicular and the amusement park.
  • A must: For families with children who need a good shot of adrenalin.