TOP 3 Parks of Barcelona

Top 3 Parques de Barcelona

When the spring and summer arrive, you want to spend more time outdoors now. During these months, park is the best place to relax and enjoy the sun in the nature.

Barcelona as a Mediterranean city, offers good weather practically all year long, but from March to October, the sun is very necessary, as a pure vitamin.

3 special Parks of Barcelona which cannot be missed

If you want a tour in the green areas of Barcelona and learn about the city in a different way, we propose Top 3 special Parks of Barcelona which cannot be missed: The Parc de la Ciutadella, the Parc del Laberint d’Horta and The Park Güell. Great for walks, talks and the picnic in the sun!

Parc de la Ciutadella

Parque de la Ciutadella

Parc de la Ciutadella is the central park in barcelona and one of the most used for walking, doing sports or sunbathing.

This park is considered as the green lung of the Ciudad Condal, and that’s no surprise, given the amount of green areas – 17 hectares. It is also a social destination, since there are many things to do, such as reading a book under a tree, riding a bike, dancing swing or blowing soap bubbles.

In the park is located Barcelona Zoo, ​​the Parliament of Catalonia, two museums, a school and a church. You will find also the monumental waterfall, with fountain and dragons that will make you feel like in one of the Game of Thrones chapters; Moreover there is a lake, where you can rent a small boat for a ride.

To go to The Parc de la Ciutadella, we propose two metro stops of the L4. If you do not have much time, get off at the Ciutadella / Villa Olimpica stop, cross the street and you are in the green zone. If you have more time, get off at the Arc de Triomf stop and walk along the Paseo de Lluís Companys until you reach the park.

Parc del Laberint d’Horta

Parque del laberinto de Horta

Losing yourself through the Labyrinth of Horta is an great experience for all visitors to the park.

The Park of the Labyrinth of Horta is the oldest of its kind in the city Barcelona. If you’ve never been in a green labyrinth, this is the ideal place to experience it. This garden-museum represents the neoclassical and romantic style, which surprises every visitor, surrounded by vegetation where you can listen water in the marble walls as it falls by the waterfall, which will make you feel like in an oasis.

Open everyday from 10am to 7pm, during the winter; And 8 pm, during the summer. The ticket costs 2.23 euros, there are discounts with a Youth Card and it is free on Wednesdays and Sundays. The nearest metro station is Mundet. Despite being located on the outskirts of the city, it is only 15 minutes from Plaza Cataluña, with the Green Line (L3).

Park Güell

Desde la Casa del Guardia hay excelentes vistas de la escalinata del dragón y del mirador

From Casa del Guarda there are excellent views of the Dragon Stairway, the Hypostyle Room and the Monumental Zone.

Is there anything more instagrammed in Barcelona than the Park Guell? No. Its views, gardens and, of course, its originality have made it an icon of the city.

Designed by the mythical Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí, the Park Guell is located in the upper part of Barcelona, ​​where from the famous Plaza de la Naturaleza with its railings of trencadís, you will have the city at your feet.

The most comfortable way to reach the park, is to take the Green Line metro and get off at Vallcarca or Lesseps stop. The main entrance to the monumental site costs 7 euros, but the rest of the park is free for all visitors. Barcelona is not only associated with the blue sea but also the green thanks to its parks.

Come and rest in Barcelona. Stay in Pere Tarrés Youth Hostel.

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