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    Plaça del Doctor Andreu i el and the Tibidabo Funicular Look at the map    
   
This Square is located about half way up one of two mountains that surround Barcelona: Tibidabo.

It can be reached by the tramvia Blau which is taken at the end of Calle Balmes in Plaça John Fitzgerald Kennedy. There are three night-time venues in Plaça del Doctor Andreu which are also good viewpoints: the Mirablau, the Venta and the Merbeyé. Also, on the upper part of the Square, on the mountain side, it is possible to see the Tibidabo funicular which goes from Plaça del Doctor Andreu to the top of the mountain, where the funfair is located. This was the first transport of these characteristics to operate in the Spanish state (inaugurated on 29 October 1901) and the journey covers 1,152 m

Tibidabo Funfair

It is the oldest of Barcelona (it dates from 1899) and currently occupies a surface area of 70,000 ms with around 30 rides. The Automaton Museum, the pioneer of the Park, remains from the former installation (with a collection of 35 wonderful mechanical puppets). There is also the renewed Aeromàgic, designed in 1935, and the aeroplane, which dates from 1928.

Alongside these older attractions, the Park also has the most modern rides, such as the Tibidabo Express and the Viking. Next to the park is the Sagrat Cor (Sacred Heart) church, a modernist temple of neogothic inspiration begun in 1902 by Enric Sagnier and which took 60 years to complete. Josep Miret Llopart was responsible for the monumental sculpture of the Sacred Heart on top of the church

Other places of interest located on Tibidabo are:

Collserola Tower: a telecommunications tower 288m high, inaugurated on the occasion of the Barcelona Olympic games and designed by the American architect Norman Foster.

The Science Museum is at Carrer Roviralta no. 55 and is undoubtedly the most visited museum of the city, as the exhibition is based on visitor participation, which makes it a very pleasant visit.

There is also the Planetarium, where the spectator can see the constellations by means of impressive visual effects.

   
   
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