Making a visit to the picturesque, historic village of Sarria, discovering art in the Pedralbes Monastery, watching Barça at the Nou Camp Football Stadium, and enjoying the green spaces of Collserola. Just some of our top ten things to do in Tibidabo Barcelona.
This article is part of our 100 Things to Do in Barcelona
1. Take the Funicular to Mount Tibidabo
Take the funicular to the top of Mount Tibidabo and you'll find a children's amusement park and the Sagrada Cor, Barcelona's most widely visible landmark, which has spectacular murals. The biggest draw though, is the views over the city.
2. Cosmo Caixa Science Museum
A recreation of the Amazon rainforest in a greenhouse and an exhibition on the history of geology are the star turns of this excellent, environmentally-focused museum in Sant Gervasi.
3. Nou Camp Soccer Stadium
Built in 1957, FC Barcelona's football stadium is one of the most emblematic in the world. You can catch a game - the ultimate being Barça against Madrid - or take a tour around the stadium, including the pitch, locker rooms and museum.
4. Collserola Park
Tired of the city and fancy some greenery? Collserola is Barcelona's main lung, with miles of forest and walking trails. Here, you might just spot a a jabali- a wild boar, whose numbers are increasing all the time.
You can book an organized cycling tour of the area here: Barcelona Sunset Bike Tour
5. A Night Out On Avenida Tibidabo
There are two spots along the Avinguida Tibidabo worth checking out if you're a night owl. One is Danzatoria, a Miami Vice-style four-storey mansion-cum-nightclub. Then, higher up the street on Plaça Doctor Andreu is the Mirablau bar, where you can take a romantic table for two looking down over the glittering lights of the city.
6. Pedralbes Palau Reial
The Royal Palace of Pedralbes is a must for art lovers. Its Ceramics Museum has everything from early Moorish tiles to work by Picasso and Miró. Also housed here is the interesting Decorative Arts Museum.
7. Plaça Sant Vicenç
This Sarria square is full of character. There's an oyster and wine-tasting bar, some pretty old townhouses and Can Pau, an atmospheric cafe where the exiled South American writers Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mario Vargas Llosa were known to enjoy a tipple-inspired scribble.
8. Plaça Sarria
Sarria's main square and hub hosts Sardana dances on sunday mornings, as well as an antique market on fridays and a book market on Saturdays.
9. Tapas at Bar Tomás
On Sarria's high street, this locale's patatas bravas (potatoes in hot sauce) are so good, they're rumoured to be the King of Spain's favourite tapa. There's also a delicious pastry shop above it.
10. Collserola Tower
Norman Foster's 850-metre high communications tower went up just in time for the 1992 Olympic Games. Although many complained it was an eyesore at the time, now it's a major attraction, with a state-of-the-art observation deck and restaurant.