Tibidabo is a mountain of 512 metres, the highest point of the city of Barcelona. At the top there is an amusement park and a Catholic church. Nearby, further down the mountain, is a telecommunications tower (Torre de Collserola). All of these can be visited during your stay in Barcelona.
From the family amusement park you can see a sweeping view of the city, it´s beaches and the horizon. Looking the other way you the view is of the green hills towards the very north of the city. The park aims to present attractions for people of all ages, catering for all members of the families that visit. The rides and amusements are situated in a beautiful environment, co-existing with nature. The park is divided into different ´barris´ (or neighbourhoods), each one with it´s own theme.
Barri del Pirata has a pirate theme, Barri de l´Avió incluyes the famous Tibidabo symbol of the aeroplane ride, which transports you over the edge of the hill and gives the impression of flying. In the Barri del Muntanya Russa there is a rollercoaster, and there are plenty of smaller rides for younger children too. Some of the original rides date back to the turn of the 20th century.
The Temple de Sagrat Cor (or Sacred Heart church), stands at the highest point of the area. It is a beautiful structure that can be seen from most places in the city. It was designed by Enric Sagnier and was completed with a sculpture of Jesus Christ by Josep Miret Llopart, similar to the one to be found in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
The Torre de Colloserola was constructed to coincide with the 1992 Summer Olympics, hosted in Barcelona. It was designed by Lord Norman Foster (of ´The Gherkin´ building in London) and is used as a TV and radio transmitter. The top of the futuristic looking pod reaches 152 metres, and the tenth floor is open to the public.
Tibidabo can be reached in three ways: by a funicular railway, by bus and by car/taxi. The railway was built in 1901, and was the first of its kind in Spain