Vallvidrera

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Vallvidrera-Superior, the top station of the Vallvidriera funicular, was constructed in 1905 by the architects Bonaventura Conill i Montobbio and Arnald Calvet i Peyronill.

Vallvidrera is a neighborhood of Vallvidrera, Tibidabo i les Planes of the Sarrià-Sant Gervasi district of Barcelona, Catalonia, in one of the sides of the Collserola hills. There are excellent views over the city and the Mediterranean from Vallvidrera and on a clear day it is possible to see the peaks of Mallorca on the horizon. To the north, the snow-capped Pyrenees can often be seen. Near to Valvidrera is the Tibidabo hill, where the Torre de Collserola (a communications tower designed by architect Norman Foster), the Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor (a church), and the Tibidabo Amusement Park can be found.

Vallvidrera used to be a cool summer retreat where wealthy people from Barcelona had their summer houses, now the wealthy live there all year round.[citation needed]

Vallvidrera can be reached by the Funicular de Vallvidrera, which connects at its lower station with the Metro del Vallès suburban railway with its frequent services to central Barcelona. The neighborhood is also served by minibus line 111, which connects to the upper station of the Valvidrera funicular and the top of the Tibidabo hill.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Funicular Vallvidriera" (in Catalan). trenscat.com. Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  2. ^ "Number 111 - Tibidabo". Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona. Retrieved 2014-11-26. 


Coordinates: 41°24′54″N 2°06′31″E / 41.41500°N 2.10861°E / 41.41500; 2.10861