Tibidabo Regulations | Tibidabo Amusement Park
- Tibidabo Regulations
ACCESS TO THE PARK
- Purchased tickets, depending on their type, give access to part or all of the Tibidabo Amusement Park. Tickets need to be valid and used during opening times.
- It is important for customers to consult beforehand the opening and closing times of both the amusement park and its surrounding area. The Customer Assistance Office and the website provide information on activities and special opening times for specific attractions as well as the occurrence of any incidents. Tibidabo Amusement Park reserves the right to change its scheduled programme for technical, organisational, weather-related, operational or safety reasons.
- Admission tickets, promotional coupons and passes are non-refundable and their validity dates may not be changed.
- Admission tickets, promotional coupons and passes may not be re-sold and no photocopied or damaged tickets will be accepted under any circumstances.
- It is essential for customers to keep their purchase receipts throughout their visit to the Park.
- It is important for customers to examine, at the time of purchase, the receipts, change and products or services they have acquired. Checks carried out by customers after they have left restaurants, shops or the ticket office will not be accepted.
- Wristband tickets are personal and non-transferable and must be kept on the wrist. Anyone not wearing a wristband ticket will be denied access to the attractions and shows.
- Customers are responsible for their wristbands on the amusement park’s grounds, as well as their use during the day.
- Sales or exchanges of tickets and wristbands giving access to Tibidabo Amusement Park are strictly forbidden.
- To be eligible for the rate for people with functional diversity, customers will have to show they have a degree of disability of at least 33%, by producing a degree-of-disability certificate or a card confirming their disability.
- Children under the age of 13 may only access the park when accompanied by an adult. Tibidabo’s staff are not responsible for controlling the entry or exit of any minor, whether or not they are accompanied.
- Dogs and other domestic animals are not allowed in the park, with the exception of guide dogs for the blind (Act 3, Art. 1(3), chapter 3).
- The grounds and its attractions are out of bounds to bicycles and to people dressed only in their bathing outfits or who are bare chested or barefoot (except, in the latter case, for trampolines, where footwear is not allowed).
- The Amusement Park reserves the right to expel customers who:
- Fail to comply with its rules
- Carry out acts of vandalism or violence
- Annoy other customers
- Have fraudulently acquired their tickets, wristband tickets and/or receipts
- Show a conflicting attitude of sexist or ethnic nature
- For further information or to make complaints or suggestions you can visit the Customer Assistance Office located at the park’s main entrance.
- The TibiClub is an annual subscription giving subscribers full or partial access to the Tibidabo Amusement Park. Passes can be used throughout the year, provided they are valid and used in accordance with opening times.
- There are three categories of Tibiclub passes: Family, Individual and Single Parent. You can view information on them as well as their advantages and rates on https://www.tibidabo.cat/en/what-is-tibiclub.
- Subscriptions to the club can be processed online through the park’s website or in person, at the TibiClub Office.
- Tibiclub cards are personal and non-transferable and only one pass per person can be held.
- In order to obtain a bracelet for the day and gain entry to the Park as a member, you must bring your membership card, with the photograph properly laminated. In addition, you must prove that you are its holder to any employee who asks.
- Passes may not be resold, and broken, damaged or photocopied cards will not be accepted.
- Subscriptions to TibiClub are non-refundable.
- Tibidabo Amusement Park reserves the right to check the identity of the bearer of the card every time it needs to be used.
- Members are responsible for the use of both their card and their wristband ticket.
- Members must at all times ensure no irregularity is being committed. Members who are responsible for any unauthorised use of their card, such as the re-sale of the wristband ticket or invitations, whether in person or online, or for the delivery of their card or wristband ticket to a third party will have their membership cancelled and will be barred from requesting any refund on their subscription fee. In such cases no new subscription may be taken out by the person involved for a period of two years.
- Should you lose your pass, go over to the TibiClub Office to obtain a duplicate. Each tick costs €3.30. Duplicates are free where applicants produce a police report confirming their card has been stolen.
- If you’ve purchased a ticket for admission to the park and you later decide to join the TibiClub, you can deduct the cost of the ticket/s from the annual membership fee. To do this, you must show the receipt for the purchase of the tickets. No more than thirty calendar days should have passed since the purchase date. The TibiClub membership will run from the date that you purchased the tickets for your visit. Discounts will only be applied for tickets for members included in the TibiClub membership contract.
- Messages given out by the Park’s general loudspeaker are exclusively for organisational, technical or emergency purposes.
- Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult.
- Customers are strictly prohibited from cooking food, launching fireworks and lighting fires.
- No smoking is allowed inside the park, except in the special zones shown on the map.
- Tibidabo Amusement Park and its employees are not responsible for customers’ personal items, nor are they responsible for any lost or stolen items.
- The park’s services may stay closed or be cancelled or have their timetables changed for maintenance, technical, weather-related or organisational reasons.
ATTRACTIONS AND SHOWS
- For safety reasons, the park’s attractions and shows may have restrictions that exclude their use by customers below or above a certain height. These restrictions are visible at the entrance to the park’s attractions and on the map.
- As for attractions that children between 90 cm and 120 cm tall can use, the person accompanying the minor must be someone wearing the corresponding wristband to access the attractions.
- Some attractions may be out of service or closed during the park’s opening times, whether for technical, weather-related, safety or operational reasons, owing to which it may be necessary to close access to the entire park or surrounding area. This will not entitle customers to a refund on, or a new date for their tickets.
- For educational purposes and out of respect for the park’s visitors, queue places must be respected and may not be jumped or saved for others.
- For operational reasons, access to queues for attractions may be restricted before their closing times.
- Customers may not enter the table area of any of the Park’s restaurants with food or drink they have not purchased from the Park. It is only in the Park’s sign-posted picnic areas that customers may consume food and drink bought outside the Park.
- Glass tumblers or other potentially harmful materials and items are strictly prohibited.
- Tibidabo’s car park has a maximum capacity for 540 vehicles. The rate is €3/hour. The rate for parking longer than 3 hours and 37 minutes is €13 for the whole day.
- Parking places can be booked up to 24 hours in advance on: https://www. tibidabo.cat/en/plan-your-visit/tickets-and-subscriptions
- Tibidabo Amusement Park is not liable for any loss or theft of items left in vehicles or for any repairs for collisions or accidents that vehicles may have with any of the park’s elements or other vehicles.
FILMS, PICTURES AND PHOTOGRAPHS
- Photographs and videos taken at the Park requiring stabilising devices, such as a tripod, or those intended to commercial use with professional equipment (for example, a wedding photography session) will need prior authorisation from Tibidabo Amusement Park. Such photos and videos cannot be taken without this authorisation.
- Tibidabo Amusement Park is not responsible for photographs or recordings made by third parties.
- The Park has a video-surveillance system, with cameras operating at several points in its facilities, to ensure the safety of its workers, customers and users. Any information obtained and stored will be used exclusively for prevention, protection and monitoring purposes. Any data gathered are owned by PATSA (Parc d’Atraccions Tibidabo S.A.), are subject to the General Regulations on Data Protection and may be assigned to third parties under Article 11 of these regulations. For further information go to the Customer Assistance Office.
These rules may be amended without prior notice and it is those on display in the Customer Assistance Office and on Tibidabo’s website that are valid.
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Tibidabo – Barcelona’s Highest Peak – The Ultimate Guide
It is the tallest peak within the limits of Barcelona and thus Tibidabo is offering splendid 360 degree views over the sea, the city and its suburbs and inland towards Montserrat and the peaks of Montseny.
Table Of Contents
- Top of Barcelona
- Tibidabo Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
- Tibidabo Amusement Park
- Skip the line Admission Tickets for Tibidabo Amusement Park
- How to get to Tibidabo?
Top of Barcelona
The top of Tibidabo is crowned by the cathedral del Sagrat Cor. This church has been constructed between 1902 and 1960 in a mixture of modernista and neogothic styles. Admission is free and you are rewarded with picturesque stained windows and beautiful stone work.
For 2 Euros an elevators takes you to the first viewing platform. If you are not afraid of heights, keep on climbing the stairs up to the bronze statue of Jesus Christ on the very top for an unforgettable view of Barcelona and beyond.
On the way up the mountain you have already passed the Tibidabo Amusement Park. Being built in 1889 it still managed to conserve the old-days charme.
Although there are some fairly thrilling rides as well, the main attraction is the setting of the park itself just above Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea. This fame was still increased by being used as a filming spot in international movies like Vicky Christina Barcelona.
The third notable landmark on the top of Tibidabo is probably the most disputed. 288 meter Torre Collserola Television Tower was built for the transmission of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
Torre Collserola by Norman Foster
Although designed by Sir Norman Foster its beauty is outchallenged by its counterpart on Montjuic, Torre Telefonica. For those who would like to see Tibidabo from a different angle, the tenth floor of the pod at about 140 meters is open to the public.
Tibidabo Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
The Tibidabo Cathedral del Sagrat Cor looks down on Barcelona from the city’s tallest peak, Mount Tibidabo.
In this spectacular location, it can be seen from all over the city. Especially when you are walking up Rambla Catalunya or Passeig de Gracia, you will always find Tibidabo Cathedral on the horizon.
Tibidabo cathedral has been designed by architect Enric Sagnier i Villavecchia. Construction started in 1902 and was finally completed by the architect’s son Josep Maria Sagnier i Vidal in 1961.
The architectural style of Tibidabo Cathedral can be described as a mixture of modernista and neogothic. To many people it shows similarity to the basilica de Sacre-Coeur in Paris or the Sacro Cuore di Gesu in Rome.
When you are approaching the cathedral from the Tibidabo funicular station, you are entering at the level of the crypt. Admission is free and you are rewarded with picturesque stained windows and beautiful stone work.
For 2 Euros an elevators takes you to the first viewing platform. The Jesus Christ bronze statue above your head resembles of Rio de Janeiro’s Christ statue of Corcovado.
If you are not afraid of heights, keep on climbing the stairs to the top of Tibidabo cathedral at 548 meters above sea for an unforgettable view of Barcelona and beyond.
Tibidabo Cathedral – Facts (Frequently Asked Questions)
Admission: the cathedral itself is free, the elevator to the top is 2. 00 Euros.
Opening times: 07.00 to 22.00hrs for the cathedral, the elevator to the top and the funicular to the mountain close earlier, so make sure to be here before 19.00hrs.
Tibidabo Amusement Park
The Tibidabo Amusement Park stands on Mount Tibidabo, the highest point on the Collserola Ridge and Barcelona’s natural green “lung”. Its prime position means you’ll enjoy exceptional views of the city throughout your visit.
Tibidabo Theme Park
Tibidabo is Spain’s oldest amusement park, the second oldest in Europe and one of the first ever built in the world.
Since it opened in 1901, its rides and attractions have been renewed and extended along with its amenities, including cafés, panoramic restaurants, play areas and lively entertainments which you’ll find among the attractions.
Come up to the Tibidabo Amusement Park and enjoy its iconic attractions as well as its most recent additions.
The red rollercoaster on Tibidabo
More than 25 rides and attractions for all ages: the Plane; the new roller coaster; the Plaça dels Somnis, or Plaza of Dreams; the gold mine; the Sky Walk; the Miramirall hall of mirrors; and, of course, the Giradabo, the large ferris wheel, 20 metres in diameter and 500m above the city, which is already part of the new Barcelona skyline.
Skip the line Admission Tickets for Tibidabo Amusement Park
How to get to Tibidabo?
By metro take the brown line L7 from Placa Catalunya to Avenida Tibidabo. Change to the historic Tramvia Blau to Plaça Dr Andreu from where the Tibidabo funicular leaves.
Alternatively use the Barcelona Bus Turistic, which stops next to the splendid La Rotonda building at Avenida Tibidabo.
Insider tip: For your way up to Tibidabo you can also use the Vallvidrera Funicular. From Placa Catalunya take S1 or S2 to Peu del Funicular, change to Vallvidrera Funicular and afterwards continue on Bus 111. This scenic ride is also the cheapest way up the mountain since you just need one normal metro ticket!
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How to get to Mount Tibidabo in Barcelona
Mount Tibidabo is the highest point in Barcelona (512 meters above sea level).
At the top of Mount Tibidabo are: the Temple of the Sacred Heart (Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor), the Tibidabo amusement park (Parque de Atracciones Tibidabo), the Collserola TV tower (Torre de Collserola) and several observation platforms, which offer the best views of the city Barcelona, the sea and surroundings.
Details about Mount Tibidabo and its sights can be found and photographed in article Tibidabo Mountain in Barcelona…
In this article we will tell you about all the ways to get from the center of Barcelona to the Tibidabo mountain.
Excursions to Mount Tibidabo
You can visit Tibidabo with one of the excursions in Barcelona
Bus to Mount Tibidabo
The Tibibus T2A bus from Plaça Catalunya will take you to the amusement park Tibidabo. Stop at Plaça Catalunya near the Desigual store. The only thing is that this bus is tied to the park and runs only on the days of the Tibidabo amusement park.
Bus Hours: 10:00 am to 30 minutes after the amusement park closes. Frequency: every 20 minutes.
Price: 3 euros per person. Free for Tibiclub members. Tibidabo amusement park official website.
Bus stop at Plaça Catalunya
Tibidabo Funicular (Funicular del Tibidabo) will take you from Plaça del Doctor Andreu to the top of the funicular, located near the park and temple.
The funicular operates from 10:30 am until 15 minutes after the Panoramic Area or Amusement Park closes.
Ticket price for the Tibidabo funicular: with a ticket to the park – € 4.10; without purchasing a ticket to the amusement park – € 7.70; for Tibiclub members – free of charge.
The schedule of the funicular can be found on the official website of the Tibidabo amusement park.
The bottom station of the funicular (Dr. Andreu Square), from the Avinguda del Tibidabo stop, can be reached by the historic retro tram Tramvia Blau or 196 bus, which runs daily from 07:30 to 22:00 hours. The blue tram timetable can be found here.
The Avinguda del Tibidabo stop can be reached by train on the L7 line – the final stop, or by buses from different points in Barcelona V13, V15, 22, 75, 131, etc.
Bypassing the retro tram and bus 196, you can get to the lower funicular station: to the stop Josep Garí – Collserola on buses 22 and 60, to the stop Pl. Alfonso Comín – Isaac Newton on 131 buses; to the stop Collserola – Josep Garí on the 124 bus. The distance from these stops to the bottom station of the funicular is 700 – 900 meters.
In general, there are a lot of options on how to get to the funicular. In order to find the perfect option for you, you can use the Barcelona public transport website.
Photo of the upper station of the Tibidabo funicular
Metro + funicular + bus or on foot
Take the S1 and S2 metro lines to the Peu del Funicular stop. Leaving the subway car, without leaving the station, take the stairs or the elevator up to the Valvidrera Inferior funicular. The funicular will take you to the top station of Vallvidrera Superior. The route and stops of the metro and funicular lines can be found here.
We exit the funicular, turn right, here, just 5 meters away, there is a bus stop 111. This bus will take you to the amusement park and the Tibidabo temple.
Photo of the funicular
Photo of the bus stop near the funicular and bus 111
077 Metro tickets + funicular + bus . All three modes of transport are covered by a T10 ticket.
A T10 ticket costs 10.20 Euro and entitles you to 10 trips on public transport in Barcelona Zone 1. The time allotted for each trip is 1 hour 15 minutes, and during this time you can make up to three transfers, that is, it is possible to use up to four modes of transport (you just need to keep track of time) and this will be counted as part of one trip. Also, several people (up to ten) can use the ticket at the same time, passing the card to each other.
In addition to the T10 ticket, you can buy a one-time ticket at the metro station machine and use it for 2.20 Euro to get on the metro + funicular (counts as one trip). On bus 111, this ticket is not valid, on the bus you will have to pay again the fare of 2.20 euros.
Alternatively, you can walk from the top station of the funicular to the temple and the amusement park. The distance is about 2 kilometers.
Opposite the upper funicular station there is a small cafe where you can have a cup of coffee and a snack.
The walking path from the upper station of the funicular to the temple and the park passes along a convenient road. Views of Barcelona open up along the way. We pass the Collserola TV tower.
By car to Tibidabo
The temple has convenient parking. The amusement park has its own parking lot.
It is convenient to choose and rent a car in advance. The cost of car rental in Barcelona starts from 14 Euros per day. You can choose and rent a car here…
Taxi to Mount Tibidabo
Taxi is perhaps the fastest and most convenient way to get to Mount Tibidabo. You can order a taxi on this website.
Hike to Mount Tibidabo
Also an option! You can also walk along the trails on the slopes of the mountain. Climbing up can get a little tiring, but going down is very comfortable and uncomplicated.
We walked from the Tibidabo temple to the Park Güell. We reached in 40 minutes. There are many paths, you should choose the one that suits your route.
Behind the amusement park, we darted into the passage along a narrow path, then, going down, we reached a wide path, more like a road, and then along the alleys, between residential buildings, we went out to Carrer de Josep Maria Sert street, which is 500 meters from bottom station of the Tibidabo funicular. photo of the walking route
Mount Tibidabo – the famous landmark of Barcelona: history, interesting facts
Mount Tibidabo rises to more than 500 meters and is the highest point in Barcelona, and on its top is one of the most beautiful temples in Spain – the Sacred Heart, famous for the towering statue of Jesus Christ, embracing the whole world. This attraction attracts numerous crowds of travelers every year. A visit to the mountain and the park located around it is included in most excursion tours. It is worth noting that the picturesque panorama that opens on Barcelona often leads tourists into dumb shock, it is so beautiful and unique.
History of the landmark
The very name Tibidabo is translated from Latin as “I give you” and is a word taken from the Gospel. According to legend, the devil wanted to seduce Jesus by climbing to the top and demonstrating the beauty surrounding the mountain and his unlimited power. All the temptations that the devil subjected Jesus to, including visiting the famous mountain, are set out in the Holy Scriptures.
However, the idea of creating a temple on the top appeared much later than the biblical events described. In 1886, a small chapel was erected there, to which, over time, several pavilions and an observation deck were attached. In addition, it was planned to build a hotel, a casino and even an observatory on this site, which, by the way, was nevertheless built, but on the neighboring hills. And the first stone of the Temple of the Sacred Heart was laid in 1902 year. For more than 100 years of history, the building has been reconstructed more than once, and acquired the official status of the temple after the consecration in 1961. Today, all buildings are open to the public at any time of the year; art exhibitions, holidays and various festivals are held here.
Information for tourists
Visiting the temple and the park complex is paid separately. You can go up to a special viewing platform of the statue of Christ or look around the area one floor below, which will cost much less.
In addition to the temple, the Tibidabo complex is home to the Romantic Gardens, the first amusement park in Spain, a television tower, and the Mechanical Toy Museum, which exhibits units made during the discovery of electricity. In addition to the Ferris wheel and old-fashioned carousels, the park is famous for its Kru’eger Hotel El Terror, an abandoned hotel that allegedly contains ghosts and has an instructive model of hell, which depicts sinners tormented by demons in fiery hell. Also, tourists will be able to get acquainted with the most interesting exposition of the museum of robots, which stores the most modern robotics.
A ten-minute walk from the temple is one of the highest television towers 268 meters high, built by the talented English architect Foster in 1992, just before the opening of the Olympic Games. The tower is equipped with a comfortable observation deck, from which you can also enjoy magnificent views of Barcelona and the coast of Catalonia.
How to get there
If you decide to visit Barcelona by purchasing an excursion tour, then, most likely, a comfortable bus will deliver you to Mount Tibidabo. And for those who travel on their own, a wide range of different options come off: Montjuic mountain from a traditional taxi and a special bus to the metro or tram.
One of the most convenient ways to move around major cities is, of course, the metro. It is also in Barcelona. To get to
Tibidabo, take the orange line and get off at Avinguda del Tibidabo station. When exiting the metro, tourists will immediately see a tram stop and the line of the so-called “Blue Tram”, which has been operating in the city since 1911. A ride on such an old transport will cost 4 euros per person. Of course, this is not cheap, but such a trip allows you to fully enjoy the atmosphere of the historical part of Barcelona. If you don’t feel like driving, you can go for a walk. In this case, the road will take about 15 minutes and will lead you to the funicular, which takes tourists to the mountain.
Would you like to get to Tibidabo directly, avoiding exotic modes of transport? Take a special bus route called Tibibas or T2.