Monday, 27 December 2010

Visit to L'Escala in Spain - Tibidabo - Wednesday November 10th

We decided to take a trip to Barcelona which is about one and a half hours from L'Escala. I visited Barcelona 12 years ago and had not managed to visit Mount Tibidabo or the Palace of Music.


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Mount Tibidabo is 512 metres high and provides extensive views of Barcelona. It can be reached by cable car or train but we decided to drive. The drive is a bit hairy, up steep and narrow roads.

One of the first things you see is a huge telecommunications tower (Torre de Collserola)






and then the Catholic Church, Temple de Sagrat Cor.

 


I espied this garden when walking from the car park to the Church.




Dave and Mandi are in the picture on the left, and that is me in the other one.



Views from the amusement park.









Amusement park entrance and exit.



Entrance to the Church

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The Church had 3 floors. The second floor was reached via a lift - the first time I have been in a lift in a church. Mandi and I took the lift. The wind at that height was really strong. The third floor is reached via stairs but due to the wind we found it impossible to walk up the stairs. Some people had made it up to the top, to the feet of Christ.


Various statues.





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