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A Day in Barcelona’s Oldest Theme Park – Tibidabo Amusement Park

Located on Tibidabo in the Collserola Ridge in Barcelona, Tibidabo Amusement Park is one of the oldest functioning amusement parks in the world! The park gets its name from Tibidabo, which happens to be the tallest mountain in the Collserola mountain range. The amusement park was built in 1899 and amazingly most of the rides from its century long existence are still functioning. This, and the fact that the park offers a breathtaking view of the Barcelona skyline make it a must visit when you’re in Barcelona. One highlight, which you must experience when visiting the park, is the Tramvia Blau ride which allows you to visit the amusement park in an unusual way; via a tram!

Planning on visiting Tibidabo Amusement Park soon? You’re at the right place. Our in-depth guide will give you all the information you need to make your experience memorable. Let’s begin.

Tibidabo Amusement Park in a Nutshell

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There’s more to Barcelona than churches and historic landmarks. Tibidabo Amusement Park is one such attraction which can be enjoyed with the whole family! Located at the top of a mountain, this is an amusement park unlike any other you’ve seen. A stunning view of Barcelona, over 30 attractions suited for kids, teenagers, and adults alike, and the experience of going on rides that were designed a century back, are just some of the reasons that make Tibidabo Amusement Park a delight to behold. Apart from the rides and other attractions, the park also houses restaurants and cafes with incredible views, indoor dining, and picnic areas.

Think of Tibidabo Amusement Park as a giant balcony coupled with thrilling rides, which offers you, what has been described by many as, the best view of Barcelona. Some popular attractions include the Automaton Museum and Avió airplane ride. Speaking of attractions, here are some Tibidabo Amusement Park rides you should definitely not miss.

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Plaza del Tibidabo, 3-4, 08035 Barcelona, Spain
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Price - €28.50

Quick Jumplinks to Navigate the Guide

  • Avoiding the Crowd at Tibidabo Amusement Park
  • Tibidabo Amusement Park Tickets
  • Top 6 Experiences at Tibidabo Amusement Park
  • Tibidabo Amusement Park Reviews
  • Where to Eat at Tibidabo Amusement Park
  • Things to do around Tibidabo Amusement Park
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Avoiding the Crowd at Tibidabo Amusement Park


  • To avoid crowds and enjoy a peaceful experience, book your tickets for a weekday instead of a weekend.
  • You can avoid waiting in line to buy your tickets if you book them online. Headout, an online concierge for amazing experiences across the globe offers great deals on Tibidabo Amusement Park tickets.

Tibidabo Amusement Park Tickets


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  • Enjoy the rides and attractions that Tibidabo, the oldest amusement park in Spain, has to offer.
  • View the city of Barcelona in all its splendor from the massive Ferris wheel, Giradabo, which takes you 500 meters above the city.
  • Over 30 different rides and attractions are present and are guaranteed to leave you occupied throughout the day.
  • The confluence of old and new technology gives the park a very distinctive atmosphere.
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Top 6 Experiences at Tibidabo Amusement Park


L'Embruixabruixes

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A flying train overlooking the majestic Barcelona skyline? You read that right! A copy of the Wuppertal railway, L'Embruixabruixes opened in 1915 according to the designs of engineer Marià Rubió. The route cleverly combines great views with amazing stage sets.

Talaia

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A gigantic 50-metre high metal structure that takes visitors up to a height of 551m above sea level, Talalia is a very popular ride that many people attributed with having healing properties!

L'Avió Airplane Ride

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The Avió airplane ride, a single-car carousel giving the impression of flight above the city, is one of the most visited attractions of the park. The plane is a replica of the first aircraft to fly from Barcelona to Madrid.

Automata Museum

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The Museum of Automatons, which is the oldest automaton, was built in 1880. Currently, the oldest piece is "The Mandolin Clown" dating from 1880. However, others of note include the popular "Tightrope Walkers", "The Prodigious Orchestra", “The Poet Goes to Sleep" and "La Monyos".

Miramiralls Hall of Mirrors

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In 1905, Spain’s first concave-convex mirrors were installed at Tibidabo funicular railway stations. The warped and deforming images they produced attracted thousands of visitors, which is why they remained there so long.

Muntanya Russa

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Tibidabo’s Muntanya Russa roller coaster takes visitors more than 500m above sea-level to see one of the best views over Barcelona while experiencing an intrepid journey through the woods at more than 80 kph.


Tibidabo Amusement Park Reviews


Tibidabo amusement park is by far one of my favorites. I spent my husband's birthay there and we had such a good day! I think the price is ok for what you receive - for 28 euros you can ride as many atractions as you want. I personally recoment The pirata and Mine d'oro. We also had lunch at Telepizza and it was nice. The view of Barcelona is amazing!

Nia K, TripAdvisor, April 2018

Awesome panoramic view of Barcelona and the sea. Interesting amusement park at the base of the church. Lots of families with small children and teens hanging out at amusement park.

Porrasac, TripAdvisor, November 2017

Read what others have to say about Tibidabo Amusement Park on TripAdvisor.


Where to Eat at Tibidabo Amusement Park


Telepizza

Xurreria De L’estacio

Cafeteria Somnis

Bar Estació

Adventurers Club

Enrique Tomás


Things to do around Tibidabo Amusement Park


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If you’re short on time and need to experience everything Barcelona has to offer, we’ve got you covered. Here are some fantastic attractions you can experience after you’re done with Tibidabo Amusement Park.

  • Temple of Tibidabo
  • Perched on top of the Tibidabo Hill stands the Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor (Church of the Sacred Heart). Its imposing silhouette looking down from the city's tallest peak makes it visible from all over Barcelona. This monumental neo-Gothic Expiatory Church of the Holy Heart of Jesus is crowned by a bronze statue of the Sacred Heart and has a lift to access the top, from where you can see all of Barcelona. It is said to have a striking similarity to the Basilica de Sacre-Coeur in Paris or the Sacro Cuore di Gesu in Rome making it definite must visit while you're on the Tibidabo.

  • Torre de Collserola
  • Built for the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, Torre de Collserola was designed by the architect Norman Foster. The tower is 288 metres tall and the tenth floor, which is 115 metres high, has a lookout point with the best panoramic views of the city. If you are set up, you should wait until weather is clear, if it's not hazy and the view is really terrific. Try also the sunset once the Tibidabo experience.

  • The Fabra Observatory
  • Inaugurated in 1904, the Fabra Observatory is owned by the Barcelona Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts. It is the world’s fourth oldest active observatory. Presently, the activity focuses on astronomical research in addition to collecting meteorological and seismic data.

Tibidabo Amusement Park - Know Before You Go


Tibidabo Amusement Park Ticket Categorisation

The ticket categorisation at Tibidabo amusement park is a little tricky, so here’s a detailed picture of how the tickets are bifurcated to give you better clarity.

  • General entrance ticket - 28.50 €
  • Includes all the rides, attractions and shows within the Amusement Park, including those within the Panoramic Area

  • Children’s entrance ticket (under 1.2m in height) - 10.30 €
  • Entry for children up to 1.2m in height for the rides, attractions and shows within the Amusement Park, including those within the Panoramic Area.

  • Children’s entrance ticket (under 90cm in height) - Free
  • Entry for children up to 90cm in height for the rides, attractions and shows within the Amusement Park, including those within the Panoramic Area.

  • Senior entrance ticket (aged over 60) - 9.00 €
  • Includes all the rides, attractions and shows within the Amusement Park as well as the Panoramic Area

Getting To Tibidabo Amusement Park

  • By Subway & Tram
  • Take the subway line with the L7 to the terminus Avinguda del Tibidabo. Then change into the Tramvia Blau, the blue tram. The Tramvia Blau has been the only tram in Barcelona for long time and is still absolutely unique. From the terminus of the Tramvia Blau change for the last piece into the cable car up the Tibidabo (€4.60 return ticket). During the winter months, the Tramvia Blau only drives on Friday through Sunday, but only a few meters above the valley stop is a bus station (bus 196). From the mountain station of the Tramvia Blau must be involved in the cable car (Funicular) (return: 3.00 €).

  • By Bus
  • Alternatively, use the Barcelona Bus Turistic, which stops next to the La Rotonda building at Avenida Tibidabo. From here, the amusement park is a short walk away.

Facilities Available

  • Changing rooms for babies are located next to the Avió airplane ride and Hotel Krüeger.
  • A breastfeeding room is available between the Golden Mine and Tibi City attractions
  • After going on the Gold Mine ride you can quickly dry yourself off in a cabin suitable for six people (€2)
  • Leave your belongings and walk unencumbered through the Park. The lockers have a money-back system and are located next to the Crash Cars and Zoochock rides.
  • Medical services are located next to the attraction Avió Airplane.
  • Toilets adapted for people with disabilities are located next to the Creatibi space.
  • Inside the dining room of the Bar Estacion catering center, you can connect to our wifi network.

Practical Information & Insider Tips

  • The park opens at 11 am and closes for the day at 9:00 pm. Plan your trip accordingly.
  • The ticket counter opens at 10:30 am. If you haven’t gotten your tickets online beforehand, reach the venue on time since there could be a waiting line depending on when you visit
  • If you’re coming by private transport, reserve your parking space
  • The amusement park has a changing schedule of events and activities that are organised. Check the official site to know what’s going on the day you’ll be visiting.
  • Make sure you’re aware in advance of safety rules for rides and shows
  • Some of the rides have a height restriction. Check children’s heights in advance before going to the attractions
  • If you’re visiting Barcelona during the summers, plan your trip to Tibidabo Amusement Park a little later in the day to avoid being under direct sunlight.
  • People aged over 60 who don’t wish to go on the rides, attractions or shows but wish to walk through the Amusement Park are entitled to a free entry ticket.
  • Children under 90cm in height can go on some rides and attractions unaccompanied. The person accompanying a child under 90cm in height will need to purchase the appropriate entrance ticket to be able to access the attractions.

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