Parc de Collserola
Torre de Collserola
Sir Norman Foster designed the 288m-high Torre de Collserola telecommunications tower, which was completed in 1992. There is an external...
The reason most barcelonins come up to Tibidabo is for some thrills at this funfair, close to the top funicular station. Here you'll...
Temple del Sagrat Cor
The Church of the Sacred Heart, looming above the top funicular station, is meant to be Barcelona’s answer to Paris’ Sacré-Cœur. The...
Gaze out over the entire city from this privileged balcony restaurant on the way up to Tibidabo. Wander downstairs to join the folk in...
Sopars amb Estrelles
Held at the Observatori Fabra , this astronomical evening includes an outdoor meal, a tour of the observatory, telescope viewing and a...
Carretera de l’Església 92 · interesting places nearby
Parc de Collserola information
Barcelonins needing an escape from the city without heading too far into the countryside seek out this extensive, 80-sq-km park in the hills. It is a great place to hike and bike, and bristles with eateries and snack bars. Pick up a map from one of the information centres (such as the Carretera de l’Església 92 location, a short walk from the Baixador de Vallvidrera train station).
The park has various minor highlights, including a smattering of country chapels (some Romanesque), the ragged ruins of the 14th-century Castellciuro castle in the west, various lookout points and, to the north, the 15th-century Can Coll, a grand farmhouse. It’s used as an environmental education centre where you can see how richer farmers lived around the 17th to 19th centuries. You can also learn about one of Barcelona's great 19th-century writers at the Vil·la Joana .