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Cumbre del Tibidabo

Tourist attraction in Barcelona, Spain

Introduction

History

  • πŸ“… Construction: The Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor was built between 1902 and 1961.
  • πŸ‘· Architect: Designed by Enric Sagnier and completed by his son, Josep Maria Sagnier i Vidal.
  • β›ͺ Initial Chapel: A small neo-Gothic chapel dedicated to John Bosco was built before the main church.
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Motivation: The church was built to prevent the construction of a Protestant temple on the site.
  • πŸ—“οΈ Consecration: The church was consecrated in 1952 during the 35th Eucharistic Congress.

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Architecture

  • 🏰 Style: The church features a mix of neo-Gothic and modernista architectural styles.
  • πŸͺ¨ Materials: The lower part of the church, the crypt, is made of stone from Montjuic hill.
  • πŸ• Structure: The upper church has an octagonal dome supported by eight columns.
  • πŸ–ΌοΈ Windows: The church is adorned with stained glass windows and rose windows.
  • πŸ—Ώ Statues: The church features statues of the Twelve Apostles and a large bronze statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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Attractions

  • 🎒 Amusement Park: Tibidabo Amusement Park offers over 30 attractions, including historic rides.
  • πŸ• Church: The Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor is a major religious and architectural attraction.
  • πŸ–ΌοΈ Crypt: The neo-Byzantine style crypt features Gothic and classical elements.
  • 🌳 Nature: The surrounding forest offers opportunities for hiking and nature walks.
  • πŸ“‘ Torre de Collserola: A nearby telecommunication tower with an observation deck.

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Views

  • πŸŒ„ Panoramic Views: The summit offers 360-degree views of Barcelona, the sea, and surrounding areas.
  • πŸ“Έ Photo Opportunities: Ideal for photography enthusiasts looking to capture stunning landscapes.
  • πŸ™οΈ Cityscape: Provides a unique perspective of Barcelona's skyline.
  • πŸŒ… Sunrise/Sunset: The summit is a popular spot for watching sunrises and sunsets.
  • πŸ”­ Viewing Platforms: Multiple platforms, including the top of the church, offer different vantage points.

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Transportation

  • 🚌 Bus: The T2A and T2B buses provide direct access from PlaΓ§a de Catalunya and San GenΓ­s.
  • πŸš‹ Tram: The Tramvia Blau tramway connects to the Funicular del Tibidabo.
  • 🚠 Funicular: The Funicular del Tibidabo takes visitors to the summit from the tram stop.
  • πŸš† Train: FGC lines L7, S1, and S2 offer connections to the funicular and local buses.
  • πŸš— Private Transport: Visitors can also reach the summit using private vehicles.

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Entry Fees

  • πŸ’Ά Free Entry: Entry to the church and crypt is free of charge.
  • 🎟️ Lift Fee: A fee of €3 is required to use the lift to the top of the church.
  • 🎒 Amusement Park: Separate tickets are required for the Tibidabo Amusement Park.
  • πŸ’³ Payment: Tickets can be purchased online or at the ticket office.
  • 🎫 Discounts: Check for available discounts or combined tickets for multiple attractions.

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Opening Hours

  • πŸ•’ January, February, November, December: 11:00 - 18:00
  • πŸ•’ March, April, May, October: 11:00 - 18:00
  • πŸ•’ June, July, August, September: 11:00 - 20:00
  • πŸ•’ Crypt: 08:00 - 20:15
  • πŸ“… Seasonal Variations: Opening hours vary by season, so check ahead before visiting.

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Travel Information
πŸ“Β Β Β Address: Cumbre del Tibidabo, 08035 Barcelona, Испания, Ctra. de Vallvidrera al Tibidabo, 111, 08035 Barcelona, Spain

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