Barcelona Parks and Gardens
Barcelona has plenty of beautiful parks and gardens where you can relax after a tiring day of visiting or working, play, run, ride your bike or chill out enjoying the fresh air of green areas.
Parc de la Ciutadella
The Parc de la Ciutadella contains a large diversity of features which make it especially valuable and makes it one of the meeting points for Barcelonans on their free time. Another point to add is that Barcelona Zoo and the Parliament of Catalunya stands in the grounds of the Park.
Adress: Pg. Pujades/Pg. Picasso
Activities and Services: Bicycle and tandem hire, Historic park, Boating pond, Children’s play ground, Tennis tables, Picnic area, Parliament of Catalunya, Zoo and Zoological Museum, Geology Museum, Military Chapel, Bar and Toilets.
Parc del Castell de l'Oreneta
This park is immersed in nature. If you want to relax outside the city you will venture into this park alone or with your family. You will discover a wide range of vegetation.
Adress: Montevideo, 45
Acitivites and Services: Botanical route, pony ride, miniature train circuit, running track, children’s play areas, fountains, area for dogs, Bar and toilets.
This famous park is one of the symbols of Barcelona. Gaudí’s fabulous park where you can discover a thousand shapes and colors, a magnificent blend of architecture and nature.
Address: Olot, s/n
Activities and Services: Park interpretation centre, Area where dogs allowed, Children's play area, Picnic area, Parking, Bar and toilets.
Parc del Laberint
This park is an example of the neoclassical gardens of the 18th century, with Italian touch. Its name comes from the labyrinth of cypress bushes that is located at the lower part of the park.
Address: C. Germans Desvalls, s/n
Activities and Services: Children's games and picnic area as well as the famous maze, Fountain, Bar and toilets, Parks and Gardens Library, Centre de Formació del Laberint (Educational centre), Palace, Ticket office and garden museum, Accessible path.
Jardí de Costa i Llobera
One of the world's most important exotic gardens.
Address: Parc de Montjuïc
Parc del Guinardó
This Park mix forest and garden,where water plays a dominant role to be relax.
Address: Mare de Déu de Montserrat/Florència i Garriga
Activities and Services: Escenari, CEIMP Parc del Guinardó, Picnic area, Children's play area, Parking, Fountain.
La Carretera de les Aigües
The start of the route is approximately 1km from Avinguda del Tibidabo. In this garden you can relax and play sports with your friends.
Address: Eight-kilometer path on Tibidabo hill, ideal for walking or cycling. There are drinking fountains along the route.
Getting there: Tramvia Blau (Blue Tramway)
Activities and Services: Picnic area, Pétanque courts, Fronton, Children's play area, Fountain.
Parc de Collserola
This is Barcelona’s biggest park and is located on the Collserola ridge. You can ride bicycles, have a picnic, etc.
Address: Parc de Collserola Information Center Ctra. de l'Església, 92 (Ctra. de Vallvidrera-Sant Cugat, km. 4,7
Getting there: FFCC de la Generalitat (Catalan railways), Baixador de Vallvidrera (Funicular).
Open daily from 9.30am-3pm except Christmas, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and 6th January.
Activities and Services: nature walks for schools and general public, exhibitions, audiovisuals, shop, bar, WC, public telephone.
Parc del Clot
This park combines nature and industry to provide a pleasant space.
Address: Carrer dels Escultors Claperós, 55,
Activities and Services: Fountain, Park warden, Composting area, Area where dogs allowed, Pétanque courts, Basketball baskets, Fronton, Green Point of the Clot neighborhood, Sport circuit, La Nau Municipal Sports Centre of Clot, Lake
Parc Cervantes Roses
The Roserar de Cervantes (named after the prominent author of 'Don Quijote') this park offers a delightful exposition of colors and aromas. In this park you can find a collection of roses, there are 235 varieties with a delicious perfume.
Address: Av Diagonal, 706
Parc de la Creueta del Coll
This park is surrounded by a lake that in summer becomes a swimming pool of 6.000m2. It’s a nice place to rest at the shade of acacia trees.
Address: Av. de la Mare de Déu del Coll and Carrer de Castellterçol
Activities and Services: Fountain, Bar and toilets, Accessible parking, Changing rooms, Children's play area, Pétanque courts, Basketball baskets, Table tennis tables, Picnic area, Swimming pool in summer.
The gardens of the park were made by Jean Claude Nicolas Forestier and Nicolau Rubio Tuduri for the Universal Exhibition of Barcelona in 1929. The gardens are really Mediterranean and surrounded by water. Near the park you can find an ancient Theatre.
Address: Pg. de Santa Madrona, 2
Activities and Services: Bar and toilets, Park warden, Ethnological Museum, Restaurant, Fundació Joan Miró. Open during the International Scenic Arts Grec Festival.
Parc Sant Marti
If you liked the decoration made by Jean Claude Nicolas Forestier and Nicolau Rubio Tuduri in Parc Larbibal, you'll love this quiet park also hosting several activities.
Address: C. de Menorca, 64.
Activities and Services: Fountain, Park warden, Composting area, Area where dogs allowed, Pétanque courts, Basketball baskets, tennis tables, Children's play area, Masia de Can Cadena (horts urbans), Ludoteca municipal Ca l'Arnó, Centre residencial Can Planas, Parròquia de Sant Martí, Camp municipal de futbol, Mercat de Provençals, IES Sant Martí de Provençals, Llar d'infants Joan XIII, Àrea de compostatge.
Palau de les Heures Gardens
Those gardens are a beautiful with precious vegetation and surround the Palau de les Heures an imposing building of the end of the nineteenth century with four round towers crowned by cone-shaped roofs, following the style of the French châteaux.
Address: Pg. Vall d’Hebron, 171
In 1784, a botanical garden connected to the Royal College of Surgery was created, with the aim of facilitating the teaching of Botany. The garden of the old convent was transformed into a botanical garden and destined to the teaching of Science and Pharmacy. You can visit it and discover the different species of plants.
Address: C/ Diputació, 230
Activities and Services: Great botanical interest.
For further information about parks of Barcelona: www.bcn.es/parcsijardins Tel. 934 132 400.