Tibidabo – From the latin Tibi (To you) and Dabo (I shall give)

June 30, 2006 at 7:34 pm 3 comments

Alex and I took the city bus up to the top of Tibidabo, the top of a mountain here in Barcelona. We hadn’t been up there yet so we dicided to give it a try. It was above 30 C and we though it might be cooler up there. It was. A nice cool and steady breeze kept the body temperature down but you really had to be careful with the sun. The Bus took us part of the way. We had to transfer to a streetcar to bring us up to the base.

Once you arrived at the base, you had to take a funicular to the top. Of course there was always the option of walking all the way to the top from where the city bus let you off. We chose the lazy way. The funicular was the easy way up.

Once up there, we found the church and went inside to explore. It was small compared to the cathedrals we had been visiting but it was also very ornate………..

and very colorful……..

Also up there were carnival rides. We didn’t go on any of them but they were pretty spctacular in the sense of the view.

One of the rides was a real aircraft from 1930. I don’t know if it was really the prop that moved the aircraft but it was definitely pushing some serious air. They even had to reverse the prop when going with the wind. I think it seated about 12 people.

All in all in was a pretty interesting day. We ended up walking all the way home since it was downhill and the area on the way home looked interesting.

Entry filed under: Barcelona, Blog, Churches, Parks, Weekend.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. guerson  |  June 30, 2006 at 8:05 pm

    It was indeed amazing. The view was really cool. It was very hot that day – thus the smog you see.

    The past few days have been hotter than usual and I end up complaining more than Alan. People tell me “you must be used to the heat – after all, you come from Brazil!”. Guess what? I’M NOT!! I never was even when I lived in Brazil. And all that nonsense that you “get used to it”. bs. You either like the heat or you don’t. I like it to a certain point, and that point is reached when the temperature hits anything above 25 C.

    PS: ppl, post coments!! alan is getting depressed that NO ONE comes to his site anymore… I can’t bear his sad face!

  • 2. HD  |  July 2, 2006 at 3:31 pm

    Hi Alan! I had not read your blog for a while, but did an update today. Great stories and great pics. Sounds like you have sunny weather all the time!? Here in Holland we are lucky with beautiful sunny warm days too and we are enjoying dinners in the garden and I particularly enjoy all the cycling. One more week in NL and then back to TO. Will contact you both later. Adios! HD

  • 3. wing-yee  |  July 3, 2006 at 7:06 pm

    Love the pictures of the cathedral. Did you get a history on how long it took them to build it?


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