Views of Barcelona from the Turó de Magarola
This tour of about two and a half hours will take us through the highest of the Collserola mountain range, crossing the city of Barcelona almost completely and enjoying several bird's-eye views of the city.
From the interpretation center of the Collserola Park in Vallvidriera we will follow the designated paths passing through Tibidabo and reaching its northernmost axis in Torre Baró. It is a total height difference of only about 400 meters high when both starting points are found in an area of a certain height and we will continue for a good part of the route the cornice of the mountain so we will enjoy phenomenal views.
This itinerary it can be done perfectly in the reverse beginning with the slope that gives to the mouth of the Besós river. We chose to do it from west to east and for this we got on the railroads to park in the Baixador de Vallvidriera stop. As we left the train we headed back and in a few meters we reached Vil.la Joana and the Park Interpretation Center. If you find it open it is the ideal place to stock up on a map of the park and ask anything you need to know before starting the march. Anyway, I advise you to always carry the map of the Alpina publishing house dedicated to the Sierra de Collserola by hand.
The lush forests of Collserola
Tibidabo Mountain It is a few kilometers away and the great communications tower will be our best compass to guide us through the different paths that emerge in the forest. We chose to follow the path that leads to Sant Cugat passing through Turó dels Mussols (378 meters), Coll del Gravat and Turó de Miralluny (477 meters). Instead of ascending to Tibidabo we chose to follow the profile of the mountain range that in some situations forces us to make some meters of road until reaching Turó de la Magarola (429 meters).
In this point, the turó de la Magarola, we will get one of the best views of Collserola park. It is used to being very little crowded and this enclave is used as an observatory during the passage of migratory birds. From its height, if the weather accompanies something that we did not have on this particular day, we can enjoy views from the Maresme to the mountain of Montjuic, the nearby Tibidabo, the massif of Montserrat on one side and that of the Montseny on the other and even if I hurry the long silhouette of the Pyrenees in the background. A viewpoint that fortunately is usually away from the most common in the city of Barcelona, due to the fact that cars do not arrive, and where you can make a stop on your walk and enjoy the views alone.
Views of the northernmost area of Barcelona