The holidays have been and gone and what better way to kick-start the year than reconnecting with nature.
If you’re anything like us, your New Year’s resolutions will be to stay in shape, get fit and spend more time in the great outdoors. Yet it’s often hard to take time out of our busy schedules to get out of the city and head to the mountains or the beach.
Lucky for you, we’ve put together a list of six parks in the heart of Barcelona where you can reconnect with yourself and nature without leaving the city.
When it comes to parks and Barcelona, many of us immediately think of Parc Güell, however, Barcelona has much more to offer. From secret mazes to charming parks with sea views, keeping your New Year’s resolutions has never been so easy!
This historical garden is perfect for young and old alike. Get lost in its enchanting cypress-tree maze or wander its romantic gardens with hidden ponds, pavilions and sculptures. The oldest park in Barcelona can be visited at any time of year, but is especially magical in the autumn.
Passeig dels Castanyers, 1
Parc de la Creueta del Coll
This expansive park offers three hectares of green space, flora and fauna to explore. Located in Gràcia, it is particularly popular in the summer thanks to its large family-friendly outdoor swimming pool. What’s more, with picnic areas, play parks, toilets and locker rooms, it makes for the perfect family day out.
Passeig de la Mare de Déu del Coll, 77
One of Barcelona’s most emblematic parks, discover art, architecture and nature all in one place. Unwind and relax on a Sunday afternoon with a book under one of its shady trees or go for a stroll around its many peaceful trails and paths.
Avinguda de Pau Casals, 19
Jardins de Joan Brossa
Named after the renowned Catalan Poet, Joan Brossa, this park was once home to the Montjüic theme park. This now expansive green area boasts beautiful gardens that bloom in spring and summer and three play areas for children. Don’t miss the fantastic views over Barcelona and its coastline.
Plaça Dante – Avinguda Miramar
Parc de la Ciutadella
Another of Barcelona’s most popular green spaces, the Ciutadella park is located in the old quarter of the city. To get there, take a walk through the magnificent Arc de Triomf and inside the park discover its cascading waterfall, artificial lake with rowing boats, the “Three-dragon” Castle, the city zoo and much more.
Passeig de Picasso 21
Parc de Cervantes
If you’re looking to escape the crowds and discover a side of Barcelona that even many locals don’t know about, head to Parc de Cervantes. You’ll fall in love with its over 2,000 kinds of roses scattered around the park and adorning trellises. It makes for the perfect plan on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Avinguda Diagonal, 706
What better way to welcome the New Year than with a breath of fresh air. Unwind, stroll, relax or play in the heart of the city.
What’s your favourite park in Barcelona to relax and reconnect with nature? Let us know!