The amusement park concept is taken to a new level, very literally, at Tibidabo Amusement Park. That’s because it is situated at Barcelona’s highest point, on Mt. Tibidabo. From there, you can ogle nearly 360-degree views as you soak up the charm and adventure that the vintage amusement park has to offer.
Vintage, indeed, as the mountaintop destination was opened back in 1889, and to this day still features some of its older, classic rides alongside more modern, adrenalin-driving attractions. Meanwhile, part of the thrill of this whole experience is that of getting there, which includes the Tramvia Blau, a old-fashioned tram that opened in 1901. While up top, also take the chance to visit the Temple de Sagrat Cor, a Neo-Gothic church located at the summit.
The Tramvia Blau can be reached by the L7 train from Plaça de Catalunya (stop: Plaza de John Kennedy) or the hop-on hop-off bus tour. The Funicular de Tibidabo must then be taken the remainder of the way up. Alternatively, visitors can take the Tibibus, which travels from Plaça de Catalunya to the park. You can either buy an all-access pass, or pay for some of the rides individually. Note that the park closes during several weeks in winter, and has varying hours all year round, so consult the schedule in advance.