Tibidabo, with its 512 meters high, is the top of the Collserola Mountain. Its name comes from a passage in the Bible in Latin: "tibi dabo - I shall give you", where the Devil, from a hill, shows Jesus all the land he will give him. On the top you can find the oldest amusement park in Spain, built more than a hundred years ago, and very popular among the Barcelonese.
But there are more reasons to go up the Tibidabo. One of them is the Expiatory Temple of the Sacred Heart, which offers spectacular views. By elevator you can go up to the upper area, 575 meters above sea level. The church was designed in a neogothic style, and crowned with a bronze statue of the Sacred Heart, a work by the prestigious architect Sagnier. Both the name and the architecture of this temple remind the Sacre Cour basilica in Montmartre in Paris.
Quite nearby you can find the famous Collserola Tower, a telecommunications dish inaugurated in 1992 by the famous British architect Norman Foster, which includes a viewpoint at the top. From there you can see the entire city and even beyond if the weather conditions allow it.
In order to make the trip to the top part of the journey, it is advisable to take the Blue Tramway, a historic wooden tramway installed in 1901, and then the cable car up to the gate of the amusement park.
Plaza del Tibidabo, 3