Set in the sierra Collserola, the mountain of Tibidabo can be found to the west of Barcelona, and it is here on its top where we can find the amusement park and the Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor (Expiatory Church of the Sacred Heart).
Tibidabo amusement park (one of the oldest in the world) was built by entrepreneur Salvador Andreu and opened to the public in 1899. Today, there are over 30 attractions for fairground fans of all ages, stunning shows and entertainers that make moving from one attraction to the next part of the show. Among the park’s historical attractions are the Automaton Museum and its symbolic airplane, which dates back to 1928 and which is a replica of the first airplane to fly between Barcelona and Madrid. There is also a viewpoint offering spectacular panoramic views over Barcelona, and the Herta Frankel Puppet Collection. The park also boasts a range of restaurants where you can enjoy breath-taking views from their terraces, or interior dining rooms as well as a picnic area.
A walk along the Panoramic Area offers the finest views of the city of Barcelona at an altitude of 500 metres above sea level; an authentic balcony looking out over the city, where you can freely stroll and enjoy the sights.
The park can be reached by shuttle bus (T2B) from the Car Park B:SM Sant Genís, by bus (T2A) from Plaça Catalunya or by funicular railway which you can take from Plaça Doctor Andreu.
For more information about the Park, visit the official website: www.tibidabo.cat