Tibidabo is a little far from the city center but it’s not to be missed. It could be interesting to spend a day there. There are many things to do and to see!

The view of Barcelona is incredible because it is the tallest mountain close to the city!

The Expiatory Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus  is the church that you can see when you look at the mountain.  And it is even more beautiful and impressive when you are there!

The Torre de Collserola, the tenth floor of the tower is open to the public. It is a great viewpoint of the city.

Tibidabo amusement park ,the park is among the oldest in the world still functioning, it is Spain’s longest running amusement park and Europe’s third-oldest. It was build in 1899. But don’t worry it has been renovated by the city of Barcelona!

It is 1 hour from Plaza Catalunya, so to get there you can take the S1 train and stop at Peu el Funicular, then take the Funicular FV until Vallvidera Superior and the 111 bus  until Pl Tibidabo.

Another option is to take the S1 train until Baixador de Vallvidera, then the 118 bus until Pl de Vallvidera and the 111 bus until Pl Tibidabo.

Another option is to go by taxi (about 25-30 euros).


Gaudí’s buildings

In this Article you will find a short description of 3 important monuments in Barcelona, the 3 most beautiful Gaudí’s buildings. You can visit the 3 in one afternoon thanks to their localisation which is close to each other. You can begin your tour to the metro Passeig de Gracia and walk! (each visit is approximately 1 hour to 1 hour and a half. We advise you to buy the ticket on internet for the waiting time, or you can also only see it to outside).
  • Casa Batlló 2min walk from metro Passeig de Gracia
The building was order by Josep Batlló i Casanovas, for a textile industry. The most famous parts is the facade, considarate like one of the most original of Gaudí. Then you can only walk and see it to outside and take some wonderful pictures or go inside and do a tour (click on the name for go to the official website). Nowadays it is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List with more than a million visit a year.
  • La Pedrera (La Casa Milà) 7min from Casa Batllo
La Casa Milà, was build like an hotel, generally classified a monumental work of arts of Catalan modernism of the first decade of the xxe siècle. This was the penultimate project led by the architect. During the construction the municipal Council was against it, there had a lots of the mockeries of the inhabitants for the style. But nowadays it is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
  • Casa Vicens 17min from la Pedrera
Casa Vicens is the first total architectural work of Antoni Gaudí. was ordered by a stockbroker. The house was private and did not receive visitors until its purchase on March 27, 2014 by MoraBanc for renovations and a museum where exhibitions will be held.

The Sagrada Familia

The unfinished work of Gaudi is for Barcelona what the Eiffel Tower is for Paris. The Sagrada Familia is the symbol of the city. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005, you can not leave Barcelona without visiting it. You can see it from outside and admire this work that was the most important of the Catalan artist and architect Gaudi or enter this place full of history and let them count. (click to go to the official website)
The Sagrada Familia, whose construction began in 1882 is the end of life work of Gaudi, he will participate for more than 20 years but will see only the beginning of construction since the expected date of completion of the work and for 2026 is 100 years after his death. The Basillica is with these 4.5 million visitors in 2016 the most visited monuments of Spain.
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Time needed: Exterior 30min, Interior 3-4h (if you bought the tiquets before) How go to the place: Metro : L2 or L5 until Sagrada Familia Bus : 19, 33, 34, 43, 44, 50, 51, B20 or B24
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The Ramblas, Boqueria marcket y plaza Reial

This article talk about the center of Barcelona, it’s a place very touristic but you need to see it during a trip in Barcelona. Our advices is to walk from one of the ends of the Ramblas to the other and stop to see the two others places.
  • The Ramblas or Ramblas is an emblematic avenue of Barcelona that connects the Plaza de Catalunya, the nerve center of the city, Port Vell where stands the column of Christopher Columbus. Port Cell is also one of the ports of Barcelona and which is very close to the Barceloneta beach!
  • We will find if you walk next to the Ramblas close to the Plaza de Catalunya the market of Boqueria, where you will find a wide variety of fresh produce like fruits, juice, fish, meat or cooked dishes. It is very pleasant to walk in this market, smell the perfume of the different meal in addition to consumed products.
  • Plaça Reial or Plaza Royale is a square next to La Rambla close to the Port Vell, in Barcelona’s old town. It is the only arcaded square in the city, which gives it its exceptional character. On the square is installed a central iron fountain named the three Graces. The two luminaries that surround it are signed by Antoni Gaudí and are among the first works of the architect. Besides the historical part the plaza Reial is also very pleasant for a drink or for eat in one of the surrounding restaurants.


Time needed: Half a day to visit Montjuic.

How go to the place:Metro : Line Red and Green : Stop plaza Espagńa Bus : for go to the top 150

You will need minimum a half day for visit the mountain of Montjuic but we advice you to take a complete day for visit everything. You will find on the mountain :

The Palau Nacionalit’s the museum which have the most important collection of catalan art in the world.

The Famous Fontain of Montjuic.It’s already wonderful in the day but some night there are a spectacles of Song and light beautiful. The duration of this spectacles is 30min and you can see it :

  1. April 30 to September 30, Thursday to Sunday, 9 pm to 11.30 pm
  2. from October 1st to April 30th, Fridays and Saturdays, from 7pm to 9pm.
  3. Weeks of Christmas and Easter, from Thursday to Sunday, from 7pm to 9pm.

The Castel of Montjuicis up the mountain. You will find there a beautiful view of Barcelona, walk on the ramparts of the castle, visit the military museum. You also can eat there for do a break of your visit.

The Fondation Joan Mirópresents paintings and sculptures including an open-air part of the works of the contemporary artist Miró.

In the Montjuic Botanical Garden, you can stroll among more than 2000 species of plants from all over the world and enjoy an aerial view of Barcelona in the background. Magnificent ! A real tour of the botanical world! The current Barcelona Olympic Stadium was built for the 1992 Olympic Games (different of the Camp Nou, the stadium of Barcelona)


The Park Güell

The Park Güell is a public park system composed of gardens and architectonic elements located on Carmel Hill, in Barcelona. With urbanization in mind, the park was designed by Gaudi on the demand of Eusebi Güel. The park was built between 1900 and 1914 and was officially opened as a public park in 1926. In 1984, UNESCO declared the park a World Heritage Site.

This park is also a symbol of city for go there you can use the Metro, line green(L3), stations Lesseps or Vallcarca or the Bus urban, line H6, D40, 24 et 92.

The duration of the visit is around an hour for the free parts (the most important), a little parts is around 8euros for see a beautiful view of Barcelona and some arts of Gaudi. You also can go and see the Casa del Guarda which is one or two hours.