Tibidabo

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Tibidabo is a mountain overlooking Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It has 512 metres high, and it is considered the tallest mountain in the Serra de Collserola. Rising sharply to the north-west, it has views to the surrounding coastline and over the city.

The Sagrat Cor church and adjacent Tibidabo Amusement Park is situated on the mountain top and the Collserola telecommunications tower is on a short walk away. All of the three are visible from the most of the city. The church took 60 years to construct and on it’s top there’s a sculpture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus by Josep Miret Llopart, lasted from 1902 to 1961 and It was designed by the Enric Sagnier and completed by his son Josep Maria Sagnier i Vidal.

| Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor |

In 1886, a “Board of Catholic Knights” acquire the ownership of the field and give it to Saint John Bosco. Also in In 1886 a neo-Gothic hermitage was built. On 28 December 1902, the first stone was placed in a ceremony presided by the Bishop of Barcelona, Salvador Casañas i Pagès.

The crypt was built between 1903 and 1911 and the main church was built between 1915 and 1951. The church was consecrated by Bishop Gregorio Modrego Casaus during the 35th Eucharistic Congress held in Barcelona in 1952. With work officially ending in 1961, the towers were completed afterward. On 29 October 1961 the church received the title of minor basilica from Pope John XXIII.

The Tibidabo Funicular, which was the first of its kind in Spain, take us to Tidibado or by the Tramvia Blau or road. The Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona minibus service 111 connects it to the upper station of the Vallvidrera funicular and to Vallvidrera village.

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Cumbre del Tibidabo 08035