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Parc d'Atraccions del Tibidabo

The Tibidabo Amusement Park has stood for more than a century on Barcelona's highest point. It exists in the memories of generations of the people of Barcelona, and continues to be a place for fun, surprises and entertainments, with rides and attractions for young and old, for the wary and most daring.

We can find the Parc del Tibidabo in the Sarrià Sant Gervasi district. This landmark attraction enjoys a prime location which boasts views of the whole of Barcelona from the mountains to the sea. Spectacular vistas which form the backdrop to a modern amusement park which retains its much-loved character. It combines vintage rides from the early days and other high-tech attractions which have been added to cater to the most recent trends. The park's first amusements and rides were designed to make the locals aware of the technological revolutions of the day. Some of the oldest rides in the park include the Talaia, which dates from 1921 and rises up slowly and gently 50 metres above the plaza below, the Avió, or plane, which is the world's first flight simulator. The emblematic roller coaster at Tibidabo Amusement Park becomes an immersive experience thanks to the incorporation of virtual reality in its ride. The Museu d'Autòmats showcases a fascinating collection of mechanical toys and automata that were found throughout Europe in the early 20th century. It is one of the most important collections of its kind in the world. The figures came to life thanks to an elaborate mechanical system and by putting a coin in the slot. Nowadays, all you have to do is press a button to enjoy all their magic. The museum is housed in a former theatre built in 1909, inside the Tibidabo Amusement Park.

The church of the Sagrat Cor stands in the Plaça del Tibidabo. It was designed by the architect Enric Sagnier and is crowned by a gilded statue of Christ, his arms outstretched towards the city spreading beneath.

Is the ideal place to spend an unforgettable day out with the family or friends, in a setting with panoramic views of Barcelona where fun is guaranteed.

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