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Mount Tibidabo Barcelona. Amusement Park & City Panoramas

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

Views: 1.8k Updated: Mar 3, 2023 by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

Description of Tibidabo Mountain attractions

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.

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