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Fun for all family at the Amusement Park of Tibidabo

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.

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Attractions of Tibidabo Amusement Park

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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

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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.

 

Barcelona from another perspective: best views of skyline

Barcelona is a city full of interesting places that are worth discovering walking its streets or doing e-bike tours. But from within it you can’t get a complete idea of how great and spectacular it is, so this post will tell you some viewpoints to see the best views of Barcelona.

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Turó de la Rovira: views of Barcelona with history

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More known as the bunkers, the Turó de la Rovira is located in the Carmel district, a neighborhood that is already quite high that offers views of Barcelona that include the city and the sea. The remains of an anti-aircraft battery of the Civil War built to defend the city of fascist aviation remain in this hill. It is a very busy place, both for locals and tourists, and can be reached by bus or metro. Then you have to walk about 10 minutes to the top, but despite the sharp slope that has to be risen to reach it, the reward of the views of Barcelona and the historical legacy is worth it.

Highest views from Tibidabo

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In the mountain of Collserola is the highest peak in Barcelona, the Tibidabo. From above you can see the geometry of Barcelona, the industrial port and the sea in the background. An unbeatable city skyline. The only negative point is that getting there is not easy because you have to catch the Generalitat Railways and then the traditional blue tram. From above, you can not only enjoy spectacular views of Barcelona, but also visit the Amusement Park, the Sacred Heart Temple or the Collserola Tower (which, in fact, is a telecommunications antenna) which also has a viewpoint above all.

Shopping and enjoying the views

At the top of the Arenas shopping center, there is a circular lookout point overlooking the interior of Barcelona. Located in Plaça Espanya, it is much easier to access if you visit the mall, but because it is not as tall as the previous ones, from this viewpoint the sea is not seen. But, nevertheless, the views are not negligible, since all the majesty of Avinguda Maria Cristina can be seen to the Montjuïc fountain and the Palau of the National Art Museum of Catalonia. A whole show if it goes away at night, moment in which the nocturnal illumination offers a unique view of the city.

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Skyline and gardens in Turó del Putxet

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In the district of Sarrià-Sant Gervasi there is a hill that, despite not being the highest in the city, its rise offers a good panoramic view of Barcelona, from the Montjuïc mountain to the Agbar tower and also a bit of sea and already at the top of the lookout, we can enjoy a 360° view of the city. Also, if you like urban gardens, you will find gardens with Mediterranean vegetation in this hill to enjoy a pleasant walk.

Luxury views: W Hotel

If you want to enjoy the best views of Barcelona with glamor you can visit the W Hotel, a luxury hotel located at the end of the beach of San Sebastià. On the 26th floor of this hotel there is the Eclipsi bar, where you can have a cocktail while enjoying views of the city, the beach and the sea. Of course, it is not cheap, but the experience and the views make up for it.

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