The Blue Tramway
The Blue Tramway is the only surviving vintage tramway in Barcelona. It goes along the Tibidabo Avenue, linking the John F. Kennedy square to the funicular station, which in turn leads to the Tibidabo Amusement Park.
The tramline was inaugurated in 1901, but has undergone several renovations.
The journey through which the Blue Tramway passes, the Tibidabo avenue, is a luxurious avenue of Barcelona, where there are numerous mansions and Modernist and Noucentists buildings.
The Blue Tramway price
Since several years ago it is considered a tourist attraction, bringing the ticket price for the Blue Tramway out of the integrated fare system and has its special price. In 2014, the price of the Blue Tramway was 4.20 euros for a single ticket.
Blue Tramway schedule
The Blue Tramway schedule varies depending on the time of year. Its opening hours is always at 10 am, but his last service is between 18:00h and 19:30h. You can find the calendar with the updated timetable, in their official website.
The ride with the Blue Tram
It is a very quiet and romantic route, up the Avenue of the Tibidabo. The path length is approximately 1.3 km. The tramway passes very close to the Cosmocaixa, the Science Museum of Barcelona. Along the route you can see modernist mansions and buildings.
The ride on the tramway is a very good choice if you want to go up to the Tibidabo Amusement Park with children as it adds to the day an emblematic way that they will hardly forget. The combination of Blue Tramway with the Tibidabo Funicular railway becomes a treat for the kids, but you have to keep in mind that the price is not particularly cheap as they are leisure and tourist transports.
As an alternative to the Blue Tramway, you can take the bus line number 196, which also takes you to the feet of the Tibidabo Funicular railway, whose price is integrated into the common transport fares for Barcelona.
How to get to the Blue Tramway
The tramway is part of the historic route to go up to the Tibidabo Amusement Park. It is on the Tibidabo Avenue, next to Passeig de la Bonanova St. in the John F. Kennedy square. In this square, there is a FGC station from line L7 that comes from Plaça de Catalunya, the city center.
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