If you are visiting Barcelona with kids, don’t miss out the opportunity to climb up to Tibidabo hill. Over 500 meters above sea level, it’s the highest peak in Collserola natural park and it’s known as Muntanya màgica. At the top of Tibidabo you will find a picturesque church and an amusement park that dates back to the early 20th century.
Tibidabo amusement park: history, fun and magical views
Tibidabo theme park is a great opportunity to enjoy a day out with your family and visit a piece of Barcelona´s history at the same time. Among the rides at Tibidabo theme park you will find some vintage funfair equipment. The Aerial Railway (now renamed to L’Embruixabruixes), Talaia lookout tower or l’avió airplane ride date back to the early 20th century.
From the lookout, at the top of the park, you will have incomparable views of the whole city. A 360-degree view of Barcelona and the sea.
Tibidabo is most fun with kids from 2 years to 14 years old. There are plenty of small rides for the younger ones but also a high-speed rollercoaster perched at over 500 meters above sea level and a terrifying Hotel Krüeger experience. Check out the suitable rides for your family at Tibidabo’s official website, where rides are divided by height from birds (<90 cm) to boars (>130 cm).
Full park entrance or Sky Walk visit
Depending on the time you plan to spend on the park you have two ticket options. The full ticked will grant you access to all the rides and fun of the park, but if you are visiting only with little kids or planning to spend only a few hours in the park, then go for the Sky Walk area entrance, less than half the price. Also, depending on the season only the Sky Walk may be open.
This ticket will give you access to the top area rides. You can hop on to the old carousel, take a ride on the avió (and old model airplane) or the Ferris wheel, among other fairground rides and carousels designed for the younger generation. The Sky Walk ticket also grants access to the Automaton museum, where you will see a collection of 40 antique pieces and mechanical toys that date back to the 19th century.
If you are feeling hungry, no worries, there are several snack bars at the park. It also has a picnic area, so feel free to bring your own food if you like. If visiting during the summer I also recommend bringing some water and sunscreen. You can get both at the park itself but it will be a bit pricier.
Tibidabo practical information
Opening times: depending on season. During summer months, the park is opened daily from 11 am (closing time will depend on weekday and month). During some months only the Sky Walk is open. For more detailed information check out the official calendar at Tibidabo’s website.
Prices: Main entrance to the park is 28,50 euros. Skywalk only ticket 12,70 euros
Discounts: < 120 cm general ticket 10,30 euros. Skywalk only ticket 7,80 euros. There are also discounts for seniors and people with special needs.
Free admission: < 90 cm.
How to get to Tibidabo Amusement park
Address: Plaza de Tibidabo 3-4, Barcelona.
There’s a direct bus from Plaça Catalunya to Tibidabo amusement park with a stop in front of Desigual shop. The bus runs every 20 minutes when the amusement park is open.
There’s also a scenic alternative route that will make your trip worth remembering. Take the train (Renfe) from Plaça Catalunya to Av. Tibidabo. There you can hop on to the old-fashioned blue tram and finally transfer to the funicular that goes up to the top of Tibidabo.