Top Ten Things to Do in Tibidabo, Barcelona

Up high on the hill behind behind Barcelona...

Making a visit to the picturesque, historic village of Sarria, discovering art in the Pedralbes Monastery, watching Barça at the Nou Camp Football Stadium, and enjoying the green spaces of Collserola are just some of the top ten things to do in Tibidabo Barcelona.

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Take the Funicular to Mount Tibidabo

Sagrat Cor
jason gessner / Flickr / CC BY 2.0
Plaça del Doctor Andreu, s/n, 08035 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 11 79 42

Take the funicular to the top of Mount Tibidabo and you'll find a children's amusement park and the Sagrat Cor, Barcelona's most widely visible landmark, which has spectacular murals. The biggest draw though is the views over the city.

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Cosmo Caixa Science Museum

Carrer d'Isaac Newton, 26, 08022 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 12 60 50

A recreation of the Amazon rainforest in a greenhouse and an exhibition on the history of geology are the stars of this excellent, environmentally-focused museum in Sant Gervasi.

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Nou Camp Soccer Stadium

C. d'Arístides Maillol, 12, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
+34 902 18 99 00

Built in 1957, FC Barcelona's football stadium is one of the most emblematic in the world. You can catch a game (the ultimate being Barça against Madrid) or take a tour around the stadium, including the pitch, locker rooms, and museum.

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Collserola Park

Ctra. de l'Església, 92, 08017 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 80 35 52

Tired of the city and fancy some greenery? Collserola is Barcelona's main lung, with miles of forest and walking trails. Here, you might just spot a a jabali- a wild boar, whose numbers are increasing all the time.

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A Night Out On Avenida Tibidabo

Plaça del Doctor Andreu, s/n, 08035 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 18 58 79

One spot along the Avinguida Tibidabo worth checking out if you're a night owl is the Mirablau bar, where you can take a romantic table for two looking down over the glittering lights of the city.

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Pedralbes Palau Reial

Royal Palace of Pedralbes
Josep Bracons / Flickr / CC BY 2.0
Avinguda Diagonal, 686, 08034 Barcelona, Spain

The Royal Palace of Pedralbes is a must for art lovers. Its Ceramics Museum has everything from early Moorish tiles to work by Picasso and Miró. Also housed here is the interesting Decorative Arts Museum.

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Plaça Sant Vicenç

Plaça Sant Vicenç
Sarrià-Sant Gervasi Barcelona / Flickr / CC BY 2.0
Plaça Sant Vicenç de Sarrià, 08017 Barcelona, Spain

This Sarria square is full of character. There's an oyster and wine-tasting bar, some pretty old townhouses and Can Pau, an atmospheric cafe where the exiled South American writers Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mario Vargas Llosa were known to enjoy a tipple-inspired scribble.

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Plaça Sarria

Plaça de Sarrià
Jorge Franganillo / Flickr / CC BY 2.0
Plaça de Sarrià, 08017 Barcelona, Spain

This is Sarria's main square and hub and hosts Sardana dances on Sunday mornings, as well as an antique market on Fridays and a book market on Saturdays.

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Tapas at Bar Tomás

Carrer Major de Sarrià, 49, 08017 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 03 10 77

On Sarria's high street, this locale's patatas bravas (potatoes in hot sauce) are so good, they're rumored to be the King of Spain's favorite tapa. There's also a delicious pastry shop above it.

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Collserola Tower

Torre de Collserola
Pleuntje / Flickr / CC BY 2.0
Ctra. de Vallvidrera al Tibidabo, S/N, 08017 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 06 93 54

Norman Foster's 850-metre high communications tower went up just in time for the 1992 Olympic Games. Although many complained it was an eyesore at the time, now it's a major attraction, with a state-of-the-art observation deck and restaurant.

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Top 10Things to Do in Tibidabo, Barcelona