The Catalan capital is home to some great restaurants, tourist attractions, and cultural attractions. But this amazing city is more than just an urban jungle. Let’s explore the great outdoors with the best parks in Barcelona.
There are a number of wonderful green spaces to explore, oftentimes completely free of charge. So what are you waiting for? Let’s check out the best parks in Barcelona!
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The best parks in Barcelona
First on our list is the awesome one Ciutadella Park In the heart of the city. This park is the largest in the entire city and as such is the perfect location to engage in some long and beautiful hikes. Ciutadella Park is, for many, somewhat of an oasis of calm amidst the hustle and bustle of the city.
The lush green lawn, wonderful fountain, beautiful lake, and interesting attractions are just some of the factors that make a visit here so attractive.
Not only is the park itself a wonder worth exploring, but you’ll also find the Barcelona Zoo and the Assembly Hall of the Parliament of Catalonia on site. What a treat!
Be sure to visit the park lake. Here you will be able to take a ride on some rowing boats and enjoy the scenery from the water. There is a lot of wildlife to watch here, such as the many adorable ducks that inhabit the area.
Next on our list is definitely the most famous Tourist attractions in Barcelona. Park Güell is, as of 1984, an official UNESCO World Heritage Site, and no wonder! This magical garden was designed by the world-famous Antoni Gaudi: the architect of none other than the Sagrada Familia. Here, you will surely be amazed by the winding lanes and vibrant mosaic tiles as you stroll through this wonderful green space.
Park Guell is home to some of the best panoramic views of the city: from the mountains to the sea beyond. This garden is very unique, with Gaudi’s influence subtly left to be discovered as you make your way through. This park is absolutely not to be missed on your travels!
Takes into account: This park is not as free as Ciutadella Park, for example. However, a visit to Park Güell is well worth the entrance fee, as you could easily spend hours here checking out hidden gems or following secret paths. Alternatively, why not visit on a Sunday or Wednesday when admission is free? You can’t love him!
Find Park Güell tickets here.
Parc del Labrent d’Orta
Parc del Laberint d’Horta is located on the outskirts of town, in the quiet area of Horta. The main attraction of the park is the famous labyrinth, which was designed by the Italian architect Domenico Bagotti in 1891. This labyrinth is rather large, in the center of which there is a beautiful pond and a statue of the Greek god Eros.
Why not take the family with you for a fun day out? Get lost and find your way to your heart’s content!
Besides the maze, the park is home to some pretty ponds, flowing streams, and towering trees for you to take in. It’s easy to spend a few hours here, checking out all the beautiful surroundings.
Best so far: Admission is inexpensive at only €2.23 a ticket or free on Sunday or Wednesday, just like in Park Güell!
Parc de Cervantes (Cervantes Garden)
Last but not least on our list of recommendations is the wonderful Cervantes Garden. This wonderful green space is located in Les Corts, which is less popular and therefore a great place to really relax if you are looking for a more peaceful setting away from all the tourists. Enjoy a picnic on the grounds or catch up with friends somewhere on the expansive grounds.
Pro tip: The best time to visit this garden is in the spring when the 10,000 rose bushes are in full bloom. While it not only looks great, take it from us, it smells even better!
So, there you go! The best parks in Barcelona. We hope you enjoyed this blog and keep an eye out for some of these amazing green spaces on your travels. They are sure to blow your socks off!
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