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What is Tibidabo?
Have you ever visited the city of Barcelona? And did you know that there’s an amusement park close to the city? I’m not talking about PortAventura World (that’s actually a 90-minute drive from Barcelona), but I’d like to take you to Parc d’Atraccions Tibidabo. This small amusement park can be found at the top of Mount Tibidabo, within a short distance from the city centre. Thanks to its unique location, Tibidabo Park offers some amazing views of Barcelona, its architecture and the Mediterranean Sea. Most of the park’s rides even benefit greatly from these stunning views. The ferris wheel, for example, is rather small but you just can’t beat those vistas. Another attraction with a view is the Flying Carpet ride. This may seem like a lame family ride, but the location makes it very special.
Do they have roller coasters?
Don’t expect any enormous thrill rides at Tibidabo; you’ll have to take a train to PortAventura for that. Even the park’s signature rollercoaster Muntanya Russa is a family-friendly experience. The ride is fun and surprisingly fast, though. Tibidabo’s other coaster, a powered coaster built by Zamperla, is a lot less interesting than its neighbour. The ride is simple, slow and boring, but those Spanish tourists seem to love it. Strange people…
Tibidabo’s best attraction is probably the view of Barcelona. The second-best attraction is without a doubt Hotel Krüger, the park’s walk-through horror maze. I usually don’t like this type of scary entertainment, but I had heard some very good reviews about this haunted house. That’s why I gave it a try and that was obviously the best decision of the day. The theming is elaborate and most actors play their roles with great success. I’m still not a fan of Halloween and horror mazes, but Hotel Krüeger was definitely worth some anxious moments. Don’t miss this!
What are your thoughts on Tibidabo?
Have you ever visited Tibidabo? Do you think that Vekoma did a great job designing Muntanya Russa? And would you like to visit the park’s well-known haunted house? Share your opinion in the comments section below!