When I first went to Barcelona in 2006, I wanted to go to Parc Wall / Tibidabo. Sadly, that did not materialize – I only made it to Tramvia Blau – and no further – as the funicular (cable car) was not running due to vandalism. This time – it was.
It is a photographer’s paradise. Beyond having a large, historical Catholic Church – there is an amusement park and the best vistas in the entire region. (Tibidabo is the absolute highest point one can get in Barcelona.) It also provides for some interesting super-zoom shots, such as the switchback roadways below – provided that one has the right lens (of which my 100-400mm works great).
Enjoy the cornucopia of shots at: http://flickr.com/photos/rdonovan/sets/72157611594460101/.