There’s no excuse. It’s been almost 4 months since my last update, the longest period of time I have remained inactive since I started this project back in 2011.
However, I’ve always believed that quality beats quantity, and that means some times I rather wait until something worth it comes up.
For example going up to the Tibidabo Amusement Park, one of my favorite spots when I was a kid. Don’t get me wrong I didn’t actually go into the park and ride the attractions. I just went up the mountain and enjoyed the breathtaking views of Barcelona, completely worth it!
My relationship with Tibidabo started as far back as I can remember. My grandfather used to drive the tramway that connects Barcelona to the funicular that goes on top of the mountain and for that reason we got free entrances. I don’t know how many birthdays I celebrated (or attented to) in Tibidabo, but I never got tired of it!
If you plan to go up the mountain, and you don’t have a car, I recommend to take the bus in Plaça Catalunya, otherwise the price of the combination of metro + tramway + funicular will go higher.
Tibidabo allows you to enter the top floor of the park without a ticket and wander around the most classical attractions: the merry-go-round, the wheel and the watchtower.
From there you can also have a closer look at the Expiatory Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Sagrat Cor), with a combination of different styles ranging from Romanesque to Modernist. But as I said before, the main point of going up the mountain are the excellent views of the city. Don’t miss it out!