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Tibidabo – Magic Mountain and Amusement Park

Barcelona’s magic mountain

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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 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. Known as the Church of Tibidabo, its interior contains a magnificent crypt whose walls are lined with alabaster and decorated with biblical scenes and mosaics. 
  • 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.

The best of Tibidabo Amusement Park

Some of the attractions you'll find in this theme park are the classic hall of mirrors, better known as Miramiralls, the mythic Automata Mountain and the aeroplane that flies over the park, a simulator that will make it feel like you're actually flying while taking in the spectacular views. 

In addition to reliving your childhood on these nostalgic rides, you can download some pure adrenaline on the park's new attractions such as the recently inaugurated Muntaya Russa roller coaster. You'll feel the giddiness of each drop and the speed of the most zigzagging curves.   

Feel like a dwarf in the Gold Mine as you ride on trunks that go through water or scream in terror in Hotel Krüeger seeing the characters from your favourite horror films. In the Witches and Wizards Den (L'Embruixabruixes), you'll be able to return to the world of sorcery while touring the park in a hanging wagon.   

Passengers!  All aboard the Virtual Express, the park's "high-speed" railway. Don't forget to board the Piratta, get on the Hurakan and take a ride on the Diavolo, the first attractions at Tibidabo. Small children will also love the variety of rides designed for them.  

Tibidabo Viewpoint

If you're interested in the highest views in Barcelona, you need to go up to the Tibidabo Viewpoint, approximately 500-metres above sea level in the centre of the magic mountain.  From there you'll have a perfectly panoramic view of the valley in which the city sits.You'll also have a view of the Mediterranean Sea, El Prat Airport and the port. 

We recommend going to the Tibidabo Viewpoint and admiring  vistas of the city at night.The lights of the city of Barcelona and its surrounding areas will reveal a landscape completely different from the one seen during the day.  

Another good viewpoint on Tibidabo is at the entrance to the Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, situated on a large esplanade with views of the Catalan capital.  

 

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.

 

Tibidabo Amusement Park opening times, prices and tickets

The opening hours of the park vary over the course of the year. You can check the specific times for the day of your visit on the schedule of the official website Tibidabo Amusement Park

Tickets to Tibidabo Amusement Park can be purchased online on the official website or at the park's ticket office. You can choose the type of ticket that suits you best. You also have the option of becoming a TibiClub member to receive a pass and save on the cost of all your visits.  

All the information about tickets and prices, joining the TibiClub, offers and hours is available on the official website of the Tibidabo Amusement Park.

 

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.