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The Best Parks in Barcelona

By | 12 December, 2018 | 0 comments

Barcelona is home to a large number of great parks and gardens that together make up the green lung of the city. They provide a natural oasis in the heart of this bustling big city. But beyond their ecological benefits, these open green spaces are the perfect setting for escaping the hustle and bustle of Barcelona and enjoying some beautiful, relaxed walks. They also allow you to enjoy some quality time with family and friends as you enjoy your leisure time surrounded by wonderfully green nature.

Parque Ciutadella Barcelona

Here, we’ll introduce you to all the best parks in Barcelona. Natural spaces full of culture and symbolism in the heart of the city:

Parque Güell

Designed by Antonio Gaudí, this park is one of the main tourist attractions in the city. The famous Catalan architect knew how to expertly combine more than 17-hectares of forest with architectural elements reminiscent of all kinds of stunning nature. Visiting Parque Güell is child’s play, where you can discover hidden treasures and allow yourself to be carried away by the multitude of Gaudí’s wonderful shapes and colours.

Best Parks in Barcelona: Parque de Montjüic

One of the main lasting symbols of the Barcelona Olympic Games, the footprint of the ‘92 Games can still be seen with all the great sports facilities here, such as the Lluís Companys Stadium and the Sant Jordi Palace. In a space that’s adapted to everyone’s tastes, here you’ll find an enormous variety of different species of trees and plants from all over the world at the Botanical Gardents, you can take in some art at the biggest museums – including the Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña, Fundación Miró and the CaixaForum –, look back over important historical events at Montjüic Castle, or even just delight in all the colours of the Magical Fountain of Montjüic.

Parque de la Ciudadela

Found in Ciutat Vella and very close to the Arc de Triomf, the Olympic Village and Barcelona Zoo, a visit to this part of the city is a fantastic way of combining leisure activities, culture and nature. The pond on the old parade ground is the perfect place to start a relaxing afternoon.  The artistic jewels of Ciudadela turn the park into an open-air museum, with a variety of immense sculptures, such as the mammoth and the monument to the Catalan volunteers, as well as historical buildings, including the Castle of the Three Dragons designed by Domènech i Montaner, the Hibernacle by Josep Armargós, and the Umbráculo by Josep Fontserè. The large wooded areas are the perfect spot for a little relaxation in the shade, while all you sun worshippers can make the most of the large green areas for sunbathing.

Parque del Laberinto

You’ll find the oldest garden in all of Barcelona here at the foot of the Collserola mountains. The park takes visitors on a delightful journey through a cypress maze, but this labyrinth is far from the only attraction in the park. There’s also a garden with enormous trees, fountains and the Sovereign Tower, which all combine to create one of the most playful green spaces in all of Barcelona.

Parque de Cervantes

Found in the Pedralbes quarter, this particular spot has become a famous paradise for rose lovers. Some 10,000 rose bushes from around 2,000 different species and five different continents make up the Cervantes Rose Garden, a space full of vibrant colours and wonderful aromas. Time your visit well when the flowers come into bloom and you could be witness to thousands of roses opening up right before your very eyes, a very special experience indeed and one not to be missed.

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