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Summary for Torre Collserola Viewpoint

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"Torre Collserola Viewpoint"

Norman Foster designed Teleco Tower built as a transmission hub for the 1992 Olympic venues. One floor as a spectacular viewpoint open to the public.

Address: Cami de Vallvidrera al Tibidabo, Barcelona. 8035

Summary of prices for Torre Collserola Viewpoint

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information
Adult Zone 1 T-casual 5.60 Euros
Child Free For under 3 Years
Group/Family Ticket: 15+ People - See Website.
Notes: Limited opening hours. best to book online via website.
Free day:

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About Torre Collserola Viewpoint

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Hilltop Telecoms tower with a visitor space on one floor of the unusual pod offering city wide views. Designed by architect Sir Norman Foster and Spanish civil Engineers Julio Martinez Calzon and Manuel Julia Vilardell. The motiviation to build torre collserola was to provide a central point to give barcelona city and surrounding areas full TV coverage with no black spots from any of the small hills. Also it served as a hub to relay the 1992 olympic games to the whole world via satellite uplink.

Unusual about it's design is that on each floor are racks of telecoms equipment for the point to point and cellular systems with the antennas on the outside of the structure. The TV transmissions are generated in the basement level and relayed to the needle like TV antenna at the top of the building

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Sacred Heart Of Jesus Temple Tibidabo

Modern Minor Basilica with Romanesque fortress crypt from 1911 and neo-Gothic Main church from 1951. viewpoint at the base of the Crowning Jesus statue.
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"Parc Atracciones Tibidabo"

Parc Atracciones Tibidabo

Children's theme and amusement park with a range of modern and vintage fairground rides built within a tree filled enclosure at the peak of the collserola hills.
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"Fabra Observatory"

Fabra Observatory

Historic 1904 fully functional observatory by architect Josep Domenech i Estapa. Observatory offers guided visits and summer evening dinner & stargazing.
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"Tram Blau and Funicular Tibidabo"

Tram Blau and Funicular Tibidabo

1901 Tram from Plaza Tibidabo to the lower station of the Funicular de Tibidabo that goes to Tibidabo church and parc de atraciones. Both closed for modernisation.
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"FGC Funicular Vallvidrera and Tibidabo Bus"

FGC Funicular Vallvidrera and Tibidabo Bus

1906 mountain railway from the lower station at Peu del Funicular to Vallvidrera village near Tibidabo which is reachable via short 10min bus ride or 30 minute walk.
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"Vila Joana in Parc Collserola"

Vila Joana in Parc Collserola

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Visiting Torre Collserola Viewpoint

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To book an escorted visit to the glass panneled viewing floor use the link. It is best to book in advance as places are limited. Visits are only on the weekends and there are two guided tours a day. The first is at 12 noon and the second at 12.30 noon.

Note that for the guided visit access is not via the main gate with the security cabin but via a tourist enterance following the cobbled path down behind the structure parallel with the forest.

Getting To Torre Collserola Viewpoint

Currently, the best way to get to Tibidabo is to take the FGC Funicular de Vallvidrera to Vallvidrera superior then the TMB 111 Bus or walk to Tibidabo. All segments of this jourmney are in Zone 1 so a Tcasual ticket can be used.

The 111 Bus is operated by TMB. Peu de Funicular and the Funicular de valvidrera stations are on the FGC Valles lines.

Torre Collserola is temporarily closed to visitors.

Weather for Barcelona

Additionally, I recomend checking Mountain Forcast website Which has more detailed weather information about Tibidabo.

There are 4 PDF files for Torre Collserola Viewpoint

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Connections map Tibidabo PDF: Connections map Tibidabo
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Metro map Tibidabo PDF: Metro map Tibidabo
FGC Funicular Valvidrera Timetable PDF: FGC Funicular Valvidrera Timetable
Walking Map Torre Collserola PDF: Walking Map Torre Collserola
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