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Mirador - Collserola Tower

Mirador - Torre de Collserola

Like a needle pointing towards the sky, the Collserola tower has been an iconic part of the Barcelona skyline since the year of the Olympics, 1992. It has become a major landmark which combines modernity with the most spectacular views of Barcelona and its surrounding area, from its observation deck, which is the highest in the city.

No other Olympic infrastructure better defines the new Barcelona skyline than the Collserola communications Tower designed by the British architect Norman Foster. The complex comprises a service and maintenance building and the 445-metre-high tower, which has stood since 1992 on the hill known as Turó de la Vilana located in the Sarrià Sant Gervasi district. A steel-framed structure, comprising 13 platforms, was hoisted up a concrete shaft and a 38-metre-long tubular steel mast.

The public observation deck, 560 metres above sea level, is located on the tenth platform which is reached from inside the tower by means of a lift taking the public to the deck in under two and a half minutes. An impressive observation deck boasting superb views of Barcelona and its metropolitan area, where you can sometimes see as far as 70 kilometres. You'll need to use private transport or the Tibidabo Funicular to get there, but the journey has its final reward. A ride to the skies above Barcelona.

General details


Address: Carretera de Vallvidrera al Tibidabo, s/n (08017). Barcelona
Phone: 934 069 354
How to get there: Train FGC stop Peu de Funicular + Funicular de Vallvidriera + bus 111.
Web site: www.torredecollserola.com
E-mail: tibidabo@tibidabo.cat
Opening time: May-December: Saturday and Sunday, from 12 noon to 2pm.
Guided tour: 12 noon and 12.30pm.
Free visit: 1pm to 2pm.


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Accessibility details


The way up to the viewing platform, from the tower entrance, is accessible for people with reduced mobility.
It must be borne in mind that the location of the Collserola Tower may present some accessibility issues. There is a 300-metre-long irregular sloping path from the car park to the tower but wheelchair users or visitors with mobility problems can bring their car right to the entrance on request.

Disabled visitors are entitled to reduced admission and their companions can enter free.

For enquiries about accessibility and bookings: tel. 932 117 942, or e-mail comercial@tibidabo.cat

Motor impairment: accessible with assistance
How to get there
Although you can get to the tower on public transport (111 bus from the Vallvidrera Funicular), we recommend you use a private means of transport. If you give prior notice, people with reduced mobility can bring their vehicle to the entrance.

Entrance
The entrance to the lift inside the tower has level access.

Lift
The lift up to the viewing platform is spacious and has automatic doors. It can hold 15 people. There are staff on hand at all times to help any visitors who require assistance.

Toilets
There are adapted toilets on the ground floor.
The cubicle door is 90 cm wide.
The toilet has a fixed grab bar on the right and a fold-down bar on the left.
There is space under the washbasin to provide wheelchair users with frontal access.

Last update: 30/09/2019

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