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1904 Fabra Observatory for study of asteroids and comets

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

Updated: Sep 17, 2021

by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

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About 1904 Fabra Observatory for study of asteroids and comets

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 1904 Fabra Observatory for study of asteroids and comets

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.

Accessibility, mobility & Clothing for Fabra Observatory

While no specific entry requirements, I only recommend taking a small rucksack or bag because the observatory staff will probably ask you to leave large bags, pushchairs and other bulky items on the ground floor while they take you on the guided tour.

Access between floors and to the roof terrace is only via stairs. The Telescope is on the second second floor inside the dome.

No bicycle anchorage outside or near to Fabra Observatory.

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Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult Zone 1 T-casual € 3.00 Child T-familiar FREE For under 14 YearsGroup/Family Ticket? No.Notes Visits only available 11h and 12:30h on Sunday. No reservation. required

Getting to 1904 Fabra Observatory for study of asteroids and comets

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

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.

Documents for 1904 Fabra Observatory for study of asteroids and comets

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Public Transport map Tibidabo

Author: Barcelona Travel Hacks

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Metro map Tibidabo

Author: www.tmb.cat

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FGC Funicular Valvidrera Timetable

Author: www.fgc.cat

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Walking Map Fabra Observatory

Author: Barcelona Travel Hacks

Wikiloc Trail for 1904 Fabra Observatory for study of asteroids and comets

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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