A couple of days ago, I was on my way from Cadaqués (nice little village in the North of Catalunya - highly recommended) to Barcelona at night. Getting closer and closer to the city, one of the first things I saw, was the beautifully illuminated church of the Tibidabo - one of the main sights of Barcelona. And I made up my mind that my last time up there was way too long ago, so "Hello Tibidabo - I am coming over next weekend!" :) Tibidabo is a 512 meters high mountain, which overlooks the entire city of Barcelona and offers its visitors breath-taking views over.. goes without saying.. Barcelona!! But also over the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. The “Temple de Sagrat Cor”, a church on the top of Tibidabo, was designed by Enric Sagnier and its construction started 1902. In 1962 the church with its statue, which was designed by Josep Miret Llopart, was finished. At night the illuminated church looks magical up on the mountain and can be seen from some places in the city, such as Rambla de Raval and also looking up Rambla de Catalunya - or you decide for a higher spot: the stairs of the Museum of National Art of Catalunya on Montjuic – maybe while watching the Magic Fountain. But there is not just a church on the Tibidabo - there is also an old Amusement Park, which is not just great for children, but also for adults. Get out of the hassle of the city and have a good time with its 30 attractions and restaurants. You can even find some rides which are still the original ones from the turn of the 20th century. When the Park opened in 1901, there were just a few small attractions, but from year to year, more and more attractions were set up – a Free Fall Ride and a huge Rollercoaster are the latest ones. How to get there: L7 (brown line) at “Catalunya” to “Av Tibidabo”, after that the Tramvia (the nicer option - 4,70 € return ticket) or the Bus 196 to “Pl. del Doctor Andreu s/n”, where the Funicular (4 € return ticket) starts to get up the Tibidabo Website Tibidabo Apartments in Barcelona What to do in Barcelona Credits Pics Tibidabo Flickr Gallery stvcr Tibidabo Flickr Gallery Kevin Lawver Tibidabo 040 Flickr Gallery Roller Coaster Philosophy
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