Torre Collserola: Norman Foster

Completed by Norman Foster in 1992 as the main broadcasting facility for the Olympics, Torre Collserola is the tallest structure in Barcelona at 946′.  About halfway up the tower is a viewing deck which is the highest vantage point in the city.

Transit info (1.5 hours): Take the yellow line to Urquinaona and walk to Plaza Cataluña. Take the S7 line from the station near the top of the Ramblas to Av Tibidabo station (end of the line). From there, walk or take the San Francisco style trolley to the base of the Tibidabo Funicular and ride to the top station.  From the upper station, exit the Tibidabo theme park and walk down the hill towards the tower.  Not far from the tower, a cobblestone path branches off on the right.  Though it looks abandoned, this path leads to the entrance of the tower.

Price: 6 Euros

Time: Expect to be at the top of the tower for at least 40 min. as the elevator is only run by staff.


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