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Summary for Fabra Observatory

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"Fabra Observatory"

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

Address: Cami de l'Observatori S/N, Barcelona. 08035, Barcelona. 8035

Summary of prices for Fabra Observatory

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information
Adult Zone 1 T-casual 3
Child Free For under 14 Years
Group/Family Ticket: No.
Notes: Visits only available 11h and 12:30h on Sunday. No reservation. required
Free day:

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About Fabra Observatory

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Built by architect was Josep Domenech i Estapa, it was established in 1904 and belongs to the Royal Academy of Science and Arts of Barcelona. Its main activity is the study of asteroids, comets and earthquakes. It is the fourth oldest observatory in the world that is still fully functioning.

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Visiting Fabra Observatory

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The visiting times and types of visit vary and it is best to consult the website to book.

At the time of writing this I attended on a Sunday morning and paid 3 euros for a guided tour from the on shift astrologer. Also available are evening star gazing visits. The Observatory also hosts evening Dinners and telescope viewing of the planets.

Getting To Fabra Observatory

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 T casual 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.

Weather for Barcelona

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

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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 Fabra Observatory PDF: Walking Map Fabra Observatory
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