Tibidabo amusement park in Barcelona is a magical place, not only for children but also for adults like me who grew up going to Tibidabo often. It is a 100 years old amusement park and one of the oldest in the world. Tibidabo mountain has amazing views of the city and it is a good place to spend the day between exploring the mountain and going to the theme park to have fun.

Do not expect the latest fast attractions as you might have tried in Port Aventura or other theme parks in Spain, as the special thing about Tibidabo is precisely its uniqueness and that it has been standing for so long.

Enjoy the rides and attractions of the old favorites, children and adults will find their favorites, there are 25 rides to explore, street theatre and shows planned. As any other park of this kind, has facilities such as restaturants, picnic areas etc...

In the park there is a path called the Tibidabo Sky Walk, an area that is 500 metres above sea level that has the best views of Barcelona. Here is where you will find the Automaton Museum as well as other rides of the park. 

Most famous attractions in Tibidabo

What I love about Tibidabo amusement park is that it seems time hasn't gone by in the park, you still have the old classic attractions that bring up memories with some new attractions. It is a party for children and adults, you can go back to your childhood easily and this is a park like no other.

Plane: Young and old will enjoy this ride and history's first flight simulator. I s powered by its own propeller and has been flying since 1928.

Talaia: this was one of my favorites when I was little, is an emblematic right, opened in 1921 and has amazing views of the city and is 550 metres above sea level.

Giradabo: this one is a newly opened big wheel located on the top of the mountain an you can have great views of the city too from there.

How to get to Tibidabo

You can easily go up to Tibidabo in public transport or private transportation, below you have the options explained in how to get there. I always recommend to everyone to take the Tibidabo Funicular as it is an experience on itself.

Tibidabo-Vall d'Hebron car park

If you come up with your own transport you can park in the vall Hebron car park and there is a shuttle bus to come up from your parking spot. You can also get into the place to the same place from the metro L3 or L5 Vall d'Hebron station. The shuttle runs every 30 minutes and is only available for those who purchase their ticket with park admission included from the car park office. The daily parking fee is 4,20 euros.

Direct bus itinerary

The touristic bus T2A from Plaça Catalunya (bus stop located on the corner of Pl. Catalunya and Rbla. Catalunya, in front of Caja Madrid bank). The bus runs from 10.15 am every day the Amusement Park is open. Every 20 minutes, approximately. A single ticket costs 2,95 euros.

Tibidabo Funicular Itinerary - tourist

If this is your first time in Tibidabo I would choose this option with no hesitation as you will travel in one of the cable cars in Barcelona called el Funicular. FGC (line L7) to "Av. Tibidabo" + Tramvia Blau or Bus 196 + Tibidabo Funicular. The Funicular runs on the weekends in February and every day from March to December, except for 25, 26 and 31 December, from 15 min before open Sky Walk to 15 min after Sky Walk and/or Amusement Park closing time.

Tramvia Blau single ticket is €5,50

Bus 196 ticket: the bus fare is completely integrated in the ATM transport ticket system, check the option of tickets in our metro summary.

Funicular ticket (purchasing Park admission): €4,10 / Funicular ticket (without purchasing Park admission): €7,70

Vallvidrera Itinerary

FGC (line S1 or S2) to "Peu del Funicular" + Vallvidrera Funicular to "Vallvidrera Superior" + Micro Bus 111 (low passenger capacity and runs every 30 min). This combination is completely integrated in the ATM transport ticket system. Methods of transport included in the ATM integrated system will not be refunded.

Disclaimer: Tibidabo image by Robino