Tibidabo is a small mountain in Barcelona, overlooking the whole city and with beautiful views of the Mediterranean. Want to escape all the crowds and noise in Barcelona? This is definitely the place to go! While there are busses that go up to the top of the mountain, where “Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor” is proudly sitting, there was a more touristy way of going up there which I used. Which was the old tram (actually this one wasn’t working, I’m always lucky – so I took a bus that covered the first leg of the mountain instead) followed by a funicular’s steep ride.
Alternatively though, there are hiking trails which I’m sure will have many rewarding mountainous views and clear views of the big city of Barcelona as well.
So whether you decide to climb the mountain on foot, by bus or using the touristy way, in all cases you get up there to see the small amusement park, and the Sacred Heart church.
This church was beautiful on so many levels. And by on so many levels I mean from so many levels. You buy a ticket to use the elevator, and get inside to take the elevator tour. Where you stop a couple of times in the middle at middle floors to see churches, and then get out seeing the view. Followed by a staircase through the centre of the church to the very top of it.
And unless you’re with someone who gets dizzy from heights, you’ll enjoy a couple of minutes in the small terrace at the very top. Notice the word small, because that is what made my sister almost crying when seeing that the terrace could hardly pass two people and someone wanted to walk from behind her 🙂 we had to go inside again and she refused to give it another try 🙂
Here are some other picture I took from the church, hope you enjoy them 🙂
Did you ever visit Tibidabo, Barcelona? How did you go there? I’m sure if I was alone (without my mother who can barely walk through the city) I would’ve hiked up that beautiful mountain. Did/would you?