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Mount Tibidabo Barcelona. Amusement Park & City Panoramas

Visiting guide for Mount Tibidabo in Barcelona. Transport options to the top. The amusement park, mountain viewpoints & more attractions

Updated: Jun 28, 2024 by: Barcelona Travel Hacks Views: 3.1k

About Tibidabo Mountain Summit

El Tibidabo is the highest peak in the Sierra de Collserola mountain range behind Barcelona. It is famous mostly for the Tibidabo parc de atraciones amusement park inaugurated in 1901 but also boasts a Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor with tourist roof access to the viewpoint, the historic Fabra Observatory and the world famous Collserola telecoms tower with a 360 degree panoramic viewing floor.

Tibidabo came into existence as a place for the wealthy citizens of Barcelona to escape the city. The Parc d'atrracciones was built in 1899 by the entrepreneur Salvador Andreu as an extension of Avenida Tibidabo and comprises rides that are some of the oldest in the world that are still functioning. It is Spain's longest running amusement park and Europe's third oldest.

At about the same time in 1902 construction began on the Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor. Construction was completed in 1961 and is today a minor basilica of the catholic church. Construction was delayed due to competition for the summit from Fabra Observatory.

Tibidabo once hosted a Casino Complex called Rabassada Casino with its own rides. This is now a ruin with a dark back story and worth reading about.

Note: Tibidabo resides in Parc Natural de Collserola Which is a large natural, forested and hilly natural space behind barcelona city. On this page you can find interesting walking routes in the park.

For a detailed drill down of each attraction and transport method, where you will find maps, photo galleries, timetables and tips, click on the images below.

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4 Things to do and see in Tibidabo Mountain Summit

Map of Tibidabo Mountain Summit


Latitute: 41.4 Longitude: 2.2 Zoom Level: 11

Tibidabo Mountain Summit Tickets and Tours

Getting to Tibidabo Mountain Summit

Tibidabo can be reached via one of two funicular Railways or on foot

    Cheapest Funicular Railway:

  1. Take the FGC from Plaza Catalunya to Peu de Funicular and change onto the Vallvidrera funicular which terminates in the mountain village of Vallvidrera. From here there is a 10 minute bus ride or 20 minute walk to Tibidabo. All these transport networks are part of the Barcelona TMB integrated fare system so count as one trip on a travel card such as T-casual or Hola BCN card. There is no need to buy a separate ticket for train, metro, or bus.
  2. Expensive Funicular Railway:

  3. Take the FGC line 8 to go to Av.Tibidabo then transfer onto a TMB or TC2 bus to go to Plaza Doctor Andreu. (This bus section used to be covered by Tram Blau but it is currently closed for refurbishment.) From plaza Doctor Andreu the Funicular de Tibidabo (Cuca de Llum) runs to Tibidabo amusement park (Parc d'Atraccions del Tibidabo). The Funicular de Tibidabo is not part of the Barcelona integrated fare system but run privately by the amusement park and a return fare is about 12 euros for adults with the TC2 interconnect bus included. They also sell integrated tickets for the funicular and entry into the amusement park.
  4. Walking through Collserola Natural from Avenida Tibidabo:

  5. Starting from FGC Av.Tibidabo which is a uphill route along forest paths and passing via the Fabra Observatory.
  6. Walking through Collserola Natural from FGC Valvidrera Baixador:

  7. Passing via Vila Joana.
  8. By Car:

  9. Parking can be found at the Parc d'Attraciones parking area. Price per minute: €0,072, All Day: €13. Day rate is charged for loss of ticket.
    Note: This parking has no security, the ticket machine accespts cash and mastercard, Not visa and Maestro. This parking also has a lot of bad reviews for broken windows and theft. The parking also involves a 300 metre walk up a steap hill to Tibidabo summit where you will find the church and Parc d'Attraciones.

Where to Eat Tibidabo Mountain Summit

Tibidabo summit has few options for eating and no restaurants, just burger bars inside the Parc d'Atracciones.

At the Tibidabo funicular (Cuca de Llum) Lower station, there are several restaurants.

At Vallvidrera village mear the Funicular superior station.

Documents for Tibidabo Mountain Summit

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Weather for Barcelona

Mountain Forecast weather for Tibidabo

What to take with you for Tibidabo Mountain Summit

For a Tibidabo day trip I pack a small 10L rucksack with a fleece jersey and if the weather forecast says rain, a waterproof poncho.

Wikiloc Trail for Tibidabo Mountain Summit

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: Metro

Where to stay overnight for Tibidabo Mountain Summit

Tibidabo is Near to Barcelona and has a 4 star hotel beind the Attractions park and there is also an apartment rental in the Nearby hilltop village of Vallvidrera. On the Bookings website more accomodation can be found in Barcelona.

How much does Tibidabo Mountain Summit Day Trip Cost?

Description Adult Adult Discounts Child Child Discounts
Tibidabo church is free entry, charging a small fee to visit the roof terraces for fantastic views € 5.00 € 5.00
Parc d'Atracciones € 19.00 Complex ticket prices. See Parc d'Atracciones blog € 10.50 Complex ticket prices. See Parc d'Atracciones blog
Torre Collserola (Temporarily Closed) € 5.60 Seniors €3.10 € 5.60 Free for under 3 years olds
Fabra Observatory € 3.00 € 3.00 Free for under 14 years olds
FGC Funicular & 111 Bus € 1.14 1 trip on T-casual € 1.14 1 trip on T-casual
Tibidabo Funicular (Cuca de Llum) & TC2 bus € 12.00 Over 12 years. € 6.00 4-12 year olds
€ 45.74 Adult Total € 31.24 Child Total

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