Green hearts in the city: best parks of Barcelona

A really important characteristic of every city is the existence of green areas where we can forget crowded streets, noisy traffic jams and the stress related to day-to-day routine and an accelerated way of life.

This is why parks are an essential element in every city. In fact, there are some of them that are famous and well-known all around the globe: Central Park in New York, Parc Güell in Barcelona, Hyde Park in London, Tiergarten in Dublin, Vondelpark in Amsterdam or Suzhou’s Park (located in the Chinese city with the same name) are some examples of beautiful parks we strongly recommend visiting.

Today, we talk about best parks of Barcelona. Collserola Park, Ciutadella Park, Parc del Laberint de l’Horta… Where can we find them? What will we discover there? Just keep reading…

Ciutadella Park

This park is a beautiful and charming space placed in Ciutat Vella district. You can easily reach this green heart of the city walking 2 minutes from this chic bohemian apartment in El Born.

Ciutadella park has an area of 17,42 hectares and is full of green spaces where people play sports, juggle, play music or just chill and relax.

Furthermore, in the middle of the park we find a lake where we can sail a little boat and contemplate the beauty of the swans that swim in those waters.

Parc Güell

Here we find one of the most famous works designed by the well-known Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, who is also the father of other great constructions in Barcelona such as Sagrada Familia Temple, Casa Battló or Casa Milà.

Parc Güell is a precious park decorated with different buildings and sculptures inspired by nature and geometry. Visiting this beautiful space make you feel you are in a fairy enchanted forest.

Parc del Laberint d’Horta

This space is located in Horta-Guinardó neighbourhood and it is formed by a 18th Century neoclassical garden and a 19th Century romantic garden.

In this park, we find an original element that makes it one of the best parks of Barcelona: a hedge maze made up of 750 metres of trimmed cypress trees.

Collserola Park

Collserola park is a natural park formed by a group of mountains located between two rivers: Besós and Llobregat. It has an area over 11.000 hectares and there, we can find many routes and paths to walk and discover all the astonishing landscapes that are waiting for us.

In Collserola park we find Tibidabo mountain, where we can enjoy the best panoramic views of Barcelona. Indeed, watching the sunset there is an unforgettable experience.

Montjuïc Hills

Montjuïc park if full of vegetation and green areas to stroll by and have a relaxed time far from the crowd and noise of the city.

One of its sides is located just next to the sea, while the other one is next to Plaza España, a beautiful square where you can find a shopping centre built in an old bull-fighting square, a great classic fountain and two big towers inspired by St. Marco’s Tower in Venice.

In Montjuïc we also find two great attraction such as Barcelona Historical Botanic Garden and National Art Museum of Catalonia. Additionally, at the top of the mountain there’s a magnificent fortress built in 1751.

Those are best parks of Barcelona, but they are not the only one. Walk through this amazing city and discover all of them!

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Green hearts in the city: best parks of Barcelona
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