We’ve put together a list of 6 parks in 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, you can visit them all, it’s worth it!
Parks in Barcelona that you will love
1. Laberint d’Horta
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.
Note: It’s a very good plan for a romantic date or also for a photo shooting day.
Labertin d’Horta: Passeig dels Castanyers, 1
2. 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.
Parc de la Creueta del Coll: Passeig de la Mare de Déu del Coll, 77
3. Turó Park
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.
Turó Park: Avinguda de Pau Casals, 19
4. 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.
Jardins de Joan Brossa: Plaça Dante – Avinguda Miramar
5. 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.
Due to its location very close to the center of Barcelona, robberies are common in Parc de la Ciutadella. Pay close attention and also check our article 10 Barcelona safety tips to avoid pickpockets.
Parc de la Ciutadella: Passeig de Picasso 21
6. 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.
Parc de Cervantes: Avinguda Diagonal, 706
Theses are our 6 favorite parks in Barcelona, but there are 90! Check here the official website from the Barcelona City Council to locate all the parks in Barcelona and the closest to you.
What better way to welcome the end of lockdown than with a breath of fresh air. Unwind, stroll, relax or play in the heart of the city.
We hope this list of 6 parks in Barcelona has helped you to build your route through the city. If you need more ideas you can check here our Top 10 places to visit in Barcelona article.
What’s your favourite park in Barcelona to relax and reconnect with nature? Let us know!