Collserola is the mountainous formation that marks the western border of Barcelona, with Tibidabo as its highest peak and an omnipresent symbol of the city. The Serra de Collserola was declared a National Park and provides visitors with a city park filled with green spaces and streams, as well as viewpoints such as the Amusement Park and the Collserola Tower.
The figure of the Sagrat Cor (Sacred Heart) church, built by Enric Sagnier between 1902 and 1961, and of the Collserola Tower from 1992, are silhouetted against the Barcelona sky. You can get there on the Tramvia blau (Blue Tramway), a line that dates from 1901 and ends at the foot of the Funicular, which was built to reach the Amusement Park.
Without a doubt, the most spectacular views are from the communications tower designed by the British architect, Norman Foster. From there you can take in the view of the city laid out at your feet, as well as the Vallès plain on the opposite side. Between the two slopes lies an especially rich expanse, the often-unknown Serra de Collserola, which can be crossed on foot or by bicycle on the lovely road, Carretera de les Aigües.
An Elevated Viewpoint
The Collserola Tower has silhouetted the Barcelona sky since 1992. It has been one of the symbols of Barcelona since the Olympic games, and apart from giving the city an air of modernity, it also offers the highest viewpoint on the Barcelona plain.
Norman Foster conceived a complex made of a tubular structure emerging from Turó de la Vilana, and containing a total of 13 platforms. The public viewpoint is located on platform number 10, at a height of 560 meters above sea level, a slope that is overcome thanks to a panoramic elevator that takes only two seconds to reach this level.
Address: Ctra. de Vallvidrera al Tibidabo, (no number)
Phone: 934 069 354
Guided visits: 932 117 942
FGC: Peu de Funicular + Vallvidrera Funicular + Bus 111.
Site: Torre de Collserola
[note color=”#F5F4BA”]Image Author: Lorkan.
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