barcelona – day 4 is the day i took my mom to tibidabo.
in the morning, i came across this grey-glazed champagne ice cream. i took a picture but haven’t tasted it though. it looked interesting!
we walked for a while, then took the bus and the funicular all the way to the top of the mountain.
the views of the city and of the sea beyond it are unparalleled.
the 70 ha amusement park looked great and i imagine the rides are all the more interesting due to the view. it is one of the oldest amusement parks in the world still operating – it was opened in 1899. the emblematic red airplane ride was launched in 1928. if the images look familiar, you may have seen the park featured in vicky, cristina, barcelona.
we went up to the neo-gothic sagrat cor church. we visited the interior and decided to get the elevator. from the end of the elevator shaft, we climbed all the steps until we were right beneath the large bronze statue of jesus. the 360 views and the whistling winds made us spend a little while there. do not miss this if you ever get here!
we went back to the hotel on foot, 10 kilometers. we took our time and enjoyed the city on our way down. we stopped for some late lunch at el rincon, a very cool and narrow local restaurant located, you guessed on, on the corner of a building looking on a valley.
it was a day to remember and the wonderful weather made all the difference!
photo credits: little aesthete