The “Blue Tram” is the oldest tram in Europe and the only one of those, that formerly were circulating in Barcelona and is still running. It was built in 1901, inspired by the promoter of the Tibidabo amusement park, Dr. Andreu i Grau, to connect the city with the park. Time ago the route was extended, connecting also Vallvidrera, but it was removed leaving the section that exists today.
THE BLUE TRAM OF BARCELONA
The station to catch the “Blue Tram” is Tibidabo Avenue, next to the Kennedy Square. Its route until the beginings of the funicular is 1,276 meters. During the trip you can see many modern houses of great beauty and on the left you can see the depots.
For children ride the “Blue Tram” is a different attraction. The old blue cars, the rails … and the friendliness of the drivers makes the trip very funny. Aaa! they leave you get in with the stroller … it is clear that at that era there was nothing adapted …. 🙂
When you arrive up we recommend you to have a drink on the terrace of Mirablau. From there you can enjoy some of the best views of Barcelona.
Then you can take the funicular up to Tibidabo Amusement Park or return to Kennedy Square strolling through the park of Font del Raco, a lovely park with dense vegatation and with different walking paths. It also has a fountain surrounded by benches where you can relax under the shade.
Start Line: Av. Tibidabo 2
Schedule: depends from the time of the year. It is recommended to check their web
Price: 4.-€/journey, kids younger than 4 years old – free.