Despite appearances, there are verdant natural areas in the heart of Barcelona that have yet to be explored. At an elevation of around 500 meters, the Sierra de Collserola’s woodlands not only provide breathtaking panoramas of the city against the backdrop of the sea but are also easily reached by public transportation.
This trip, ideal for a morning or afternoon of fresh air, makes the most of the nearby forest while still benefiting from the advantages of the nearby city. The majority of the track where is located among woodland areas, providing a peaceful break from the bustling sounds of the city below.
Located in the highlands of Collserola National Park to the north of Barcelona is the mountain known as Tibidabo. Tibidabo is a fantastic spot for road riding, mountain biking, trail jogging, and hiking just outside of Barcelona. Tibidabo is the highest peak in the national park, rising to a height of 512 meters.
You may even be able to see the distant peaks of Montserrat, Mola, and Montseny National Park On a clear day from the summit, which offers expansive views across Barcelona and the Mediterranean.
Hiking up Mount Tibidabo is not impossible; however, it’s not the most common option. Remember that the Funicular station is down at the base of the mountain. You could, then, walk there if you’re very eager.
If you follow the Funicular for a bit, you’ll be able to spot the trailhead with ease. Once you get off the Funicular, the route is well-marked, so you can’t go wrong. Climbing up is not very challenging but should still be taken seriously.
The weather in Barcelona is usually hot and humid. Just like any other path, this one requires lots of water. It will likely take you at least an hour to make it to the peak. Only experienced hikers who thrive in extreme temperatures should attempt this trail.
How long to stay at Tibidabo?
Tibidabo is worth at least to take half a day of your time if you’re in Barcelona. It’s important to factor in the time it will take to get there and back to the city center, as well as the time you’ll want to spend taking in the sights and checking out the amusement park, the church, and the rest of the area.
Can you go to Tibidabo for free?
Going to the peak of the mountain and exploring the area is completely free. You won’t have to shell out any cash to take in the scenery. Of course, you also need to consider the expense of traveling there, but thankfully, that is rather low. The amusement park of Tibidabo is not free. However, the church atop the hill is stunning and has no admission fee.