Funicular de Tibidabo - Cuca de Llum - train to Tibidabo funfair Featured Popular

Address
Plaça del Doctor Andreu, 08035, Barcelona
City District
Sarrià-Sant Gervasi: Cim del Tibidabo
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Funicular de Tibidabo - Cuca de Llum (The Firefly) - funicular train to Tibidabo funfair. The funicular Tibidabo hill train was the first of its kind in Barcelona and Spain. The train was built to take passengers to the top of Tibidabo hill and Tibidado fairground park. Since its inauguration in June 2021, the newest version - the 'Cuca de Llum' has become the new way to access Tibidabo.

From Plaça Doctor Andreu, and in just 4 minutes, the new funicular allows you to go up in the most sustainable and fastest way and enjoy spectacular views during the journey. The new access gate to the Tibidabo Amusement Park and Panoramic Area brings the magical mountain closer to the city of Barcelona with convenient and quick access.

The new funicular has an advanced and innovative design, inspired by a firefly, which frees up space inside and increases its capacity to 252 passengers per trip. The new vehicle is faster and offers a magical experience during access to the summit through the Serra de Collserola. Through its large windows, visitors can enjoy the landscape and discover the natural environment and the animal and plant species that inhabit it.

The original Tibidabo train line was designed by the engineer Bonaventura Roig and was officially opened on the 29th October 1901 at the same time as the opening of the street Avenida Tibidabo avenue and the Tramvia Blau blue tram that connected to the funicular on Plaça del Doctor Andreu.

The plaza is named after Dr Salvador Andreu i Grau, a succesful industrial pharmacist, who had the idea to build the funicular railway to Tibidabo's top to transport visitors to the fairground which he owned.

Doctor Andreu was the first passenger on the funicular train and took the first journey alone on 3rd July 1901.

The funicular train to Tibidabo base station starts at the 'Plaça del Doctor Andreu' at the top end of Avinguda Tibidabo. The vintage blue tram Tramvia Blau that went to the base station of the Funicular de Tibidabo is also out of service. There will be a replacement bus service to take visitors to the Tibidabo theme park, and the Sagrat Cor church where one can enjoy magnificent views of Barcelona city, its coastline and the valleys beyond the city.

Map base station Tibidabo train
Tramvia Blau Barcelona 

Top station of funicular of Tibidabo train is on Plaça del Tibidabo at entrance to Tibidabo amusement park.

Map top station Tibidabo train 
Tibidabo funfair
Pictures Tibidabo park











Wednesday, 21 February 2024