Sunday, August 27, 2006


Today’s activities include climbing the 512 meter high Tibidabo Mountain, being the highest peak of the Collserola mountain range, delimiting the organic growth of the city of Barcelona inwards the Catalan country. The area delivers a well needed portion of green to the city, making the air a bit more fresh and breathable. The name Tibidabo origins from Latin’s

“… ET dixit illi haec tibi omnia dabo if cadens adoraveris me”,


"… And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me",

being said by the devil to Jesus from a high peak (not this very one that is) looking upon the beautiful land below. The view from the mountain is truly nice, giving you an impression of the plan of the city of Barcelona (or rather the lack thereof ;)

The mountain is crowned by a monastery, with an amusement park being placed just beside. You can reach the peak by metro and funicular, but some choose to ride their mountain bike, walk or run upwards. I will do the latter and discover how sweaty and tired a man can get.

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