Sarria Sant Gervasi

Sarria Sant Gervasi is one of the largest districts in Barcelona. Although it is situated right in the city, Sarria Barcelona still manages to maintain a small-town feel, with narrow quiet streets and quaint houses with little gardens. Sarria Sant Gervasi is a great place for tourists to spend a quiet day wandering through the old-fashioned neighborhoods, as well as climbing the up to the summit of Tibidabo Barcelona, the tallest mountain in the Collserola range and home to a historic amusement park as well.

Tibidabo Barcelona reaches 1680 feet in height, and it is the tallest mountain in the hilly Collserola mountain range near Sarria Barcelona. At the summit of the mountain there is the Tibidabo amusement park, which is the in Barcelona and dates from 1889. Don't expect too many roller coasters, as many of the original rides are still in operation, but it’s well worth spending a day here all the same. One of the most iconic rides is the Ferris Wheel ride, which allows you to see beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Tourists can pay for a ticket that allows them to use all of the park's facilities, or they may opt to buy tickets for each ride.

The route getting to the amusement park is almost as entertaining as the park itself. Visitors can ride a train from downtown Barcelona to the starting point of the Blue Tram in Sarria Barcelona, a quaint electric tram that will take you from the city up to a viewing platform halfway up the slope of Tibidabo. There are several restaurants and cafes at this point, as well as panoramic views of the city. From there, tourists who wish to continue to the amusement park will take the funicular tram the rest of the way up the mountain. The funicular tram allows visitors to glimpse both the beautiful forest of Tibidabo, as well as views of the city.

Another attraction at the peak of Tibidabo Barcelona is the lovely Temple de Sagrat Cor. Built in the nineteenth century, this church is visible on the top of the mountain from almost anywhere in the city. It is a Neo-Gothic structure that shines like a white pearl in the sunlight. On the very top of the church is a bronze statue of the Sacred Heart. If you have a hankering to get as high as you possibly can, you can take the elevator to the top of the church and look down on Barcelona from about 1886 feet above sea level.

If you enjoyed your trip to the famous La Boqueria market off La Rambla, you may also be tempted to visit the Sant Gervasi Galvany market, the largest market in Sarria Sant Gervasi. This indoor food market carries a wide variety of top quality produce and foodstuffs—this may be the perfect place to pick up that package of jamon iberico, or some Spanish riojas. Several trendy restaurants are located close to Galvany market, so after an afternoon of shopping you can relax and dine on food prepared from fresh ingredients mostly likely sourced from the market itself.

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