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Torre de Collserola

Norman's Needle

Torre de Collserola at night

Just south of Tibidabo's Parc d’Attracciones, a summit of the Collserola is occupied by Norman Foster’s slender and dynamic 800ft Torre de Collserola, a high-tech telecommunications tower built for the Olympics, as well as a work of ‘pure sculpture’, as Sir Norman himself describes it.

A glass lift shoots up to the 10th-floor observation deck, 1837 ft above sea level for giddily vertiginous views down on Tibidabo itself as well as all across Barcelona; they say you can see up to 70km on a clear day.

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Carretera de Vallivedrera al Tibidabo

Getting There: Take the FGC (S2 Line) to the Peu del Funicular station, then catch the Vallvidrera funicular to the Vallvidrera Superiore Station, and for there bus no. 111 which passes every half hour; or go to Tibidabo and take tourist train in summer up from Parc d’Attracciones.

Hours Irregular opening days and times. Generally open weekends and in summer; see calendar on the website

Adm €5.60, €3.30 ages 4-14 and over 60. Combined ticket with the Skywalk in the Parc d'Attracciones €16


+34 93 211 79 42

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: atomicjeep, Ramon Llorensi