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Pray and play from high above the city on Barcelona's Mount Tibidabo

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Tibidabo is worth the somewhat complicated trip to the top even if just to enjoy sweeping panoramas of Barcelona.

Apart from the amazing views, there's Sagrat Cor a beautiful neo-gothic church where the faithful can pray, and photographers can take an elevator to the top for still higher-up perspectives of Barcelona.

Another attraction at the top is the kitsch and charming Tibidabo Amusement Park, built in 1889. Take a spin on the ferris wheel, or the park's emblematic plane ride.

Getting there: Grab the L7 train from Plaza Catalunya and get off at Avenida Tibidabo. From there take the Tram Blau in Plaza John Kennedy to the end of the line, where you can then hop the funicular train to the top.

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