There is a place in Barcelona where fun is guaranteed not only for children but also for adults. It is the Tibidabo Amusement Park, the oldest in Catalonia, a park with a long history behind it, located in a privileged location, the highest summit of Collserola mountain.
Tibidabo: an amusement park with history
Tibidabo was opened in October 1901, and the attractions that were then were small diversions such as telescopes and binoculars, bowling games, a mirror room and acts of all kinds. But during the first decade much more exciting attractions such as the electric Carrosuel or the Aerial Railway arrive, and this way the Tibidabo of Barcelona takes the form of a true amusement park.
From then on, great attractions began to be installed, and the first was the Talaia, a metal structure with a basket that was 50 meters high. Without a doubt, it was a claim for the public, who considered the park as an essential attraction of Barcelona. Soon the Airplane arrived, that with time has become the emblem of the park. It was a replica of the plane that made the first Barcelona-Madrid flight, and today, with a restored version of the old plane, it is still one of the most famous attractions. Since then, Tibidabo has not stopped growing until it becomes a benchmark in Barcelona.
Attractions of Tibidabo Amusement Park
Over the years, the Amusement Park of Tibidabo has continued to be renewed and improved to offer a fun offer for all audiences. Thus, at the end of the 60s, a roller coaster was installed, which was essential in any amusement park. In the 80's the park made a huge qualitative leap with the modernization of the facilities and the incorporation of many new attractions. But apart from attractions there is also space for other activities such as the Museum of Automaton, shows such as the terrifying Krüeger Hotel, restaurants, areas with attractions designed only for children and spaces to enjoy spectacular views of Barcelona.
In addition, the surroundings of Tibidabo are also of interest to visit. One of the places you can not miss is the Temple of the Sacred Heart, a neo-Gothic monumental building from which you can see the whole city and the amusement park. You can also take a walk through the gardens of Can Borni, some old nurseries with plants from around the world. And if you are in Barcelona for a few days, you can stay at the hotel La Florida, a luxury hotel with privileged views over the city.
Get to Tibidabo in a funny way
Getting to the top of the Tibidabo Amusement Park is not easy, but the best option is to get there by public transport and end up with the mythical Funicular of Tibidabo. It began operating in 1901, and it was considered the first attraction of the park. Since then, when it was still wood and had a capacity of 80 passengers, it has been remodeling to this day, which is already a modern funicular and with much more capacity. The ascent allows you to enjoy good views of Barcelona during a 1130-meter-long.