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Funicular de Tibidabo

Besides the Montjuïc Hill, the other emblematic mountain of Barcelona is the Tibidabo; which dominates the city from a height of 512 meters. This is great place to reach and breathe some fresh air! Enjoy a temperature of 3/4 degrees lower than in the center city by taking the Funicular de Tibidabo. From Dr. Andreu square (line 7 of the Ferrocarril FGC, stop Av. Tibidabo), will take you to the top! You will travel on a little piece of history: this old funicular has more than 100 years on its shoulders and was the first of its kind to be put into service in Spain on October 1901.

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Tibidabo Park is a fun and exciting attraction park for all the family, and moreover the journey to get there can also be a bit of an adventure. After either taking the tram or the bus number 196, you can then take the Funicular de Tibidabo up to the top of the mountain. The funicular de Tibidabo links the Tramvia Blau to the park and runs every 30 minutes. It is one of Spain’s oldest funiculars, which opened at the same time as the blue tram, and provides an easy and quick way to get to the park.

The history of the Funicular de Tibidabo

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In 1898, the Sociedad Anónima del Tibidabo was created with the aim of developing the summit of Tibidabo and making it easily accessible. On the other hand, the amusement park was inaugurated in 1899 and it also was decided to install an efficient means of transport to enable people to access the summit of Tibidabo from the city of Barcelona. This installation, whose construction was entrusted to the engineer Bonaventura Roig, consisted of two successive means of transport: a tramway and a funicular.

After a few months of work, the Tramvia Blau and the funicular were both inaugurated on October 29, 1901. In fact, the Tibidabo Funicular was the first funicular and the first mechanical lift to be built in the whole country of Spain!

The funicular’s opening schedules

The funicular de Tibidabo is open 15 minutes before the Skywalk opens and it closes 15 minutes after the Skywalk does. In February, the funicular is open on weekends; and from March to December it runs every day. Throughout the year, the funicular carriages are decorated in fun and exciting designs; so be sure to catch the brightest one!

This all adds to the excitement of visiting Tibidabo as the park awaits you at the top. Certainly, the park is not the only thing to see but spectacular views of the whole city, some of the best to see! There is also a church where you can get an even higher vantage point and admire the incredible city from afar.

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Practical information

How to get to the Funicular de Tibidabo

It is very easy to get to the funicular and it is possible to reach it by either Tramvia Blau, the line 7 of FGC or bus no. 196. On the other hand, if you choose to walk all the way up it would take you about 30 minutes.

  • Address: Plaça del Doctor Andreu, s/n, 08035 Barcelona


  • Full fare round trip: 7,70 €
  • Discounted return ticket (if you have purchased a ticket for the Tibidabo amusement park): 4,10 €
  • Combined ticket (funicular + access to Camí del Cel + tickets for 2 attractions): 11,90 €

A return journey costs €7.70, however, if you are visiting the park as well you can get a discount when you buy tickets for the park.

Opening hours

April, May, June and October:

  • Monday through Friday from 10:30 to 18:15
  • Saturday and Sunday until 21:15


  • Monday through Friday from 10:30 to 16:15
  • Saturday until 19:15
  • Sunday until 18:15


  • Monday through Friday from 10:30 to 16:15
  • Saturday and Sunday until 18:15
  • December 24 and 31 until 17:15
  • 25th and 26th until 14:00


  • 2nd through 5th from 10:30 to 18:15
  • 1st and 6th from 11:00 to 14:00
  • Closed the rest of the month


  • Open only on weekends from 10:30 to 18:15


  • Monday through Friday from 10:30 to 16:15
  • Saturday and Sunday until 18:15
  • From 28 to 31 until 21:15


  • Monday through Friday from 10:30 to 21:15
  • Saturday until 23:15
  • Sunday until 22:15


  • Every day from 10:30 to 23:15


  • Monday to Friday from 10:30 to 18:15
  • Weekends and holidays until 22:15

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Written by: xavi


Hello there! I love to travel, and Barcelona is a great city to live, thats why I decided to write about it and share my experiences!

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