The tram, a survivor of the old Barcelona tram system, is the icon of the city's historical transport. lt was built at the start of the 20th century to provide easier access to Tibidabo and climbing aboard lets you experience a bygone era.
A centennial means of transport
The famous Tramvia Blau went into service in 1901, at the same time as the Tibidabo funicular opened. This historical tramline runs all the way up Avinguda del Tibidabo, a distance of one and a half kilometres, linking Plaça J.F. Kennedy at the bottom with Plaça del Doctor Andreu at the top. The line passes between the characteristic Modernista and Noucentista mansions of this elegant avenue and takes you to the funicular station for the train that climbs Tibidabo.
Service suspended from February 2018 to modernize the infraestructure.
A landscaped avenue
The Tramvia Blau was the idea of Dr Andreu, a pharmacist and very influential member of the Catalan bourgeoisie at the start of the 20th century, who wanted to turn this area into a big landscaped avenue. He was also behind the Tibidabo Amusement Park. This is the only surviving tram of this period in Barcelona that you can still use and it invites you to climb the hill and enjoy the natural surroundings as the Barcelona folk of old did, at the pace of a none-too-distant past.
- Avinguda Tibidabo, 2
- 932 987 000