(GMT)07 JUL 2017 EDO_RE:
Barcelona through the eyes of woody allen
Once one of Barcelona’s lesser-known attractions, film director Woody Allen brought the Tibidabo Amusement Park to the public’s attention by featuring it in his film titled Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
‘i want to write a love letter to barcelona and from barcelona to the world’ woody allen
there is, perhaps, no better way of presenting a city full of art than through the eyes and voice of an artist. love him or hate him, woody allen has the talent of bringing a city’s best to light, making it a veritable character in his films. after new york and london, in 2007 it was barcelona’s turn to shine in vicky cristina barcelona.
watching the film before visiting the city is like a travel guide. it is full of references to barcelona, all its attractions bathed in a wonderful golden summer light, places that remind you of some photos you have seen somewhere, music that you have heard before but never knew who plays it. it is an open invitation to visit a fascinating city.
Aside from a brief allusion to it in an episode of Friends, mentions of Tibidabo rarely appear in US travel media.