Tibidabo is the highest mountain in the Collserola mountain range and shields the city from the weather of the hinterland. The view from the Tibidabo is breathtaking and on a clear day you can see to Montserrat. Tibidabo has the only amusement park in Barcelona. It was built in 1889 and a lot of the rides date back to this time, giving the park a whimsical feel.
Don’t expect any bare-knuckle rides, but the views and friendly atmosphere, with people in fancy dress parading through the park and interacting with the visitors, make for an enjoyable day out.
If theme parks aren’t your cup of tea there is also a beautiful church to visit – the Temple de Sagrat Cor. Built in 1806 and renovated in 1902, it is a Neo-Gothic structure with a bronze statue of the Sacred Heart at the top.