Tibidabo Barcelona - "What" and "Where" is it?
Located at the top of Collserola mountain
, Tibidabo Barcelona
is home to the Tibidabo Amusement Park
and the magical “Temple de Sagrat Cor
”. Dating back to 1900, work began on the Tibidabo Amusement Park
and the “Blue Tram
” and “Funicular Railway
”. Barcelona Tibidabo
officially opened on the 29th
of October 1901, the “Blue Tram
” was considered to be a highly modern and innovative transport method and ended up being one of the main attractions.
First and foremost, I would like to emphasise that although Barcelona Tibidabo
is advertised as an “amusement/theme park” it really is a whole lot more than that. Barcelona Tibidiabo Amusement Park
is a magical area of Barcelona
with over 30 attractions, rides, ferris wheels, and restaurants and yes, I will say it again....VIEWS!!!!
Certainly not just for the kids, you will find people of all ages at the top of Barcelona’s Collserola mountain. So charming and emblematic, Tibidabo
was used as a filming location for Woody Allens’s Oscar winning film “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”.
With the handsome and imposing church, “Temple de Sagrat cor
”, you can’t help but feel you have stumbled upon a secret that nobody else has discovered!
What is the "Temple de Sagrat Cor"?
The Temple de Sagrat Cor
or The Church of the Sacred Heart,
designed by architect Enric Sagnier, is the illuminated Church which is visible from almost every point of Barcelona. A truly charming and romantic part of Barcelona, it's always one of the first talking points amongst people arriving to the city and asking, "What is that magical and mysterious place on the hill?".
512 metres above sea level, the building The Temple de Sagrat Cor
started in 1902 and took 60 years to complete. Although not as impressive as other Barcelona architecture such as The Sagrada Familia, The Temple de Sagrat Cor
offers so much more in terms of it's location and if I could only visit one, I would struggle to choose a favourite!
How to get to Tibidabo Amusement Park | The Temple de Sagrat Cor | Collserolla Mountain
Believe it or not, I found Tibidabo
by accident when my friend Jason and I were hiking around Collserola. One minute we were surrounded by beautiful trees and nature, and the next we could here screaming kids on roller-coasters. By no means is it a gentle stroll and I dread to think how it would be with kids in tow...so hear are some realistic options!
To get to Tibidabo Barcelona
and the Temple de Sagra Cor church
, jump on the Ferrocarril train on L7
at Plaza Catalunya and head to station Av Tibidado. Remember, this is NOT THE METRO SYSTEM
And now for the fun part, cameras at the ready!!
Look for the" old Tramvia blau
" and take it to the Funicular of Tibidabo train
, which will take you to the church and Tibidabo amusement park at the top of Collserola.
The T2 Tibibus shuttle bus service
also runs all day from Plaza Catalunya with a few stops on the way including Park Guell, but I would suggest the more romantic "Blue Tram" if you really want to experience it properly and don't forget, the T2 Tibibus only operates during the summer months when the Tibidabo park is open!
So..enjoy and let me know what you think!!!
Ben Holbrook - SuiteLifer and Tibidabo-Dib-dabber!