Torre Collserola 1992 olimpics TV tower and Viewpoint
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Torre Collserola 1992 olimpics TV tower and Viewpoint

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Updated: Sep 16, 2021

by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

Torre Collserola Viewpoint

Summary: 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:

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information
Adult Zone 1 T-casual € 5.60
Child T-familiar 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:

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

There are 6 Attractions Nearby:

Visiting Torre Collserola Viewpoint:

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.

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There are 4 PDf documents:

Public Transport map Tibidabo

PDF: Public Transport map Tibidabo
Author: Barcelona Travel Hacks

Metro map Tibidabo

PDF: Metro map Tibidabo
Author: www.tmb.cat

FGC Funicular Valvidrera Timetable

PDF: FGC Funicular Valvidrera Timetable
Author: www.fgc.cat

Walking Map Torre Collserola

PDF: Walking Map Torre Collserola
Author: Barcelona Travel Hacks

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BCN02 - Tibidabo

Circular route covering the attractions of Tibidabo - Funiculars Tibidabo and vallvidrera, Torre Collserola, Tibidabo church, Parc de Atracciones and Fabra Observatori.

Distance: 5.39 Km

Difficulty: Easy

Return Travel Fare: T-Casual Zone 1

Transport Network: Barcelona Metro

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