Running in Barcelona (Tibidabo Edition) was one of the most extensive running experiences I had in the past. While I’ll release a “city running guide” in just a few weeks, now it’s time to focus on one of the most amazing parts of Barcelona, at least for running and the views of the city. Sadly, the latter argument didn’t really kick in due to the fog.
Running in Barcelona is always something special to me. There are so many amazing areas to go running, be it on one of the mountains around the city, in the city center or just along the coastal line.
In the running in Barcelona (Tibidabo Edition) guide, it’s all about altitude! Located several hundred meters above the city, Gran Hotel La Florida usually offers stunning views.
Sadly, when leaving the property I instantly recognized that I won’t be lucky this time as it was too foggy to see the city.
Nevertheless, there’s always something else amazing to see!
My first destination when running on Tibidabo was the Torre de Collserola.
While I was in the Tibidabo amusement park several times, I never made it to the large television tower which is called Torre de Collserola.
The tower itself is quite impressive, but more amazing are usually the views.
As mentioned, these were rather average in this case, but nice enough nevertheless.
The Tibidabo Edition of running in Barcelona is not only special because there are actually not many sights to see, but also because the run was one of the most difficult ones I did in the last years.
Even though the nature is adorable and you can also spot interesting ruins from time to time, every step up and down in the hills is challenging.
That’s especially true for the way back as this one is definitely the hardest when running down for more than 100 meters beforehand.
When running on the “nature” side of Tibidabo (the one where you can’t enjoy views of Barcelona), you have a great view of the Temple of Sacred Heart of Jesus from time to time.
The church is one of the most impressive ones, especially as it is not located in the city center like most other impressive sacral buildings.
As I was interested in seeing the church with the sun in the background, I decided to run back to Gran Hotel La Florida along the amusement park which was still closed at this time of the day.
On this way back, I was able to snap some beautiful pictures of the park as well as the church and so had a nice ending to the run.
One which is definitely recommendable if you like nature and are in a good condition (which is essential for this run!).