Torre de Collserola is a uniquely designed tower located on the Tibidabo hill in the Serra de Collserola, in BarcelonaCataloniaSpain.

It was designed by the architect Sir Norman Foster and by the Spanish civil engineers Julio Martínez Calzón and Manuel Julià Vilardell.

This emblematic tower was built in 1991 by the construction company Cubiertas y MZOV S.A. for the 1992 Summer Olympics. It features a pod for floor space like many towers but uses guy wires for lateral support like a mast. Mainly used as a TV and radio transmitter, this futuristic design provides the highest viewpoint over the city.

The top antenna reaches 288.4 m (946 ft) and the top of the pod, which has thirteen floors, reaches 152 m (499 ft). The highest point of this tower is the highest place one could be in the city of Barcelona. The tenth floor of the pod is open to the public.

On the 10th floor, it has a Public Viewpoint located 115 meters above its location in Turó de la Vilana.

El Mirador is located 560 meters above sea level, it is the best observatory in Barcelona and its Metropolitan Area. Under normal weather circumstances the view reaches up to 70 km with magnificent panoramic views over the city, the Collserola Park, Montserrat mountain and even the Cadí-Moixerò mountain range.

The Mirador is accessed from a pedestrian walkway that runs from the outdoor parking lot, with capacity for 70 vehicles, to the entrance of the public area. This 300 m walk is located within the Sierra de Collserola Natural Park, forming part of the surroundings of the Font de la Budallera, a walk that adds interest to the visit.

Access to the Mirador is via the panoramic elevator, a glass platform that runs the 135 m that separate the base of the Tower and the 10th floor, where the Mirador is located, in 2.5 minutes.

Schedule

It varies depending on the dates. Generally, it opens from noon until 5 pm or 8 pm.

Price

Adults: € 5.60 (US$ 5.90).
Students: € 3.90 (US$ 4.10).
Children aged between 4 and 14 years old and seniors over 60 years old: € 3.30 (US$ 3.50).
Children less than 3 years old: free entry.

How to get to?

Funicular + bus 111.
By foot from the Tibidabo

Nearby places

Monastery of Pedralbes (2.4 km)
Park Güell (3.2 km)

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