To continue with different options for a pre or post cruise stay in Barcelona I want to talk about Tibidabo. Tibidabo is one of my favorite places to visit in Barcelona. High on a hill overlooking the entire city there is a one of the most beautiful Basilicas and a small amusement park. It's a great way to spend the day if you have kids.
Though it can be a challenge to get to Tibidabo offers incredible views of the city below. It's a fun to see what ships are in port and find the city's landmarks like the Sagrada Familia far below. The amusement park offers a selection of rides for younger children as well as a roller coaster and panoramic rides which are both scary and amazing.
In addition to the amusement park the church is lovely. It's peace, quiet and calm is a contrast to the bubbling excitement of the attractions outside. I highly recommend a trip to the top for the most amazing views.