see + do
Carretera de Vallvidrera a Sant Cugat
Tel: 34 93 280 3552
Concierge.com's insider take:
It's a mere 20 minutes on the FCG train line from Plaça Catalunya, yet most visitors admire these nearly 20,000 acres of open space, Holm Oak forest, and farmland only from the plane. What everyone's missing is innumerable hiking and biking trails, a masia (Catalan farmhouse) lunch of hearty country fare—think barbecue chops and sausages, pa amb tomaquet (bread with tomato), and roasted vegetables—and a glass elevator ride and 360-degree views from the top of Norman Foster's 944-foot Torre de Collserola (Carretera de Vallvidrera al Tibidabo s/n; 34-93-406-93-54; www.torredecollserola.com).