Barcelona has several urban parks that offer the opportunity to enjoy nature without having to leave town. However, these areas do not have the quiet, smell, sound and peace conveyed by mountains and wilderness areas. If you’ve decided to travel to Barcelona and you want to discover other parks in the metropolitan area, here there is a list of nature parks near Barcelona:
- Nature park of Montserrat Mountain. Located in the region of Bages, the Montserrat Natural Park is one of the most popular near Barcelona to be part of one of the most important cultural and religious symbols of the province. Montserrat is the patron saint of Catalonia and hence the mountain called by the same name is one of the most emblematic of the whole region.
- National Park in Massís de Pedraforca. This natural park is located in the region of Berguedá and is shared with the province of Lleida. This space offers endless possibilities for hiking and outdoor activities, plus the privilege of visiting another of the most outstanding natural areas near Barcelona, the Natural Park of Serra del Cadi Moixaró since the massif of Pedrafoca it lies within it.
- Montseny Nature Park. Considered one of the best parks of Barcelona for hiking and mountain bike routes lovers, Montseny Nature Park was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1978. The typical landscape of the Mediterranean areas offers to anyone who decides to visit it an unforgettable experience.
- Nature Park in Sierra de Collserola. Finally, you can visit the Collserola Nature Park, one of the most appreciated by the locals. Collserola is in the center of the metropolitan area and, therefore, is the closest to the city. Its biological diversity and viewpoints with views across Barcelona make it a natural area you can not miss