Barcelona is a city with a number of beautiful parks. The city has more to offer than just the world famous Park Güell which is known for its colorful mosaics, unique Gaudí architecture and the panoramic view of the city. On this page you will find an overview of the most visited, beautiful and famous parks in Barcelona, such as the Parc de la Ciutadella located in the center of Barcelona Spain, the Parc de Montjuïc and the magnificent viewpoint Bunkers del Carmel.
The best one by far is the famous Park Güell. It's Gaudí's park with the salamander and the mosaic benches. This park definitely has to be part of your city break. Do book your Park Güell tickets in advance, as this part of the park is no longer free and during high season it's likely to be sold out.
The largest park in the city centre of Barcelona dates back to the 1888 World Fair with the Font de Cascada, the Arc de Triomf, and the Barcelona Zoo. The park offers many activities, such as rowing in the lake, picnicking, and relaxing in the shade of beautiful trees.
Montjuïc hill has many green parks as well as the sights from the Olympics and the World Fair. Both the castle and the Palau Nacional (next to the Font Magica) offers you a fantastic view over the city.
Barcelona's zoo is located in the Parc de la Ciutadella. The Barcelona Zoo opened its doors in 1892 during the Barcelona World Exhibition. The many different animal species offer fun for young and old.
The Montjuic has the 'Jardi Botanic'; Barcelona's botanical gardens. The gardens cover more than 1.5 hectares with thousands of plant species. It is divided into different zones, including Mediterranean plants, tropical plants and desert plants.
Take the funicular to the top of the Tibidabo mountain to enjoy a wonderful panoramic view from its 512-meter peak. In addition, there is a small amusement park for children at the top of Tibidabo.
On the outskirts of the city you will find the romantic 'Parc del Laberint d'Horta' or a beautiful green park with a challenging maze in the middle for the children and various fountains and sculptures.
Not a park, but it is an area open to the public consisting of a four-kilometre stretch of coastline, divided over five beaches. The mile-long promenade along the coast is ideal for walking or running.
The Turó de la Rovira, the best 360-degree viewpoint over Barcelona Spain at the Bunkers del Carmel. The uphill climb is more than worth the effort and is easy to combine with a visit to the famous Park Güell.
Parc de Miro
Behind shopping centre 'Las Arenas' at Placa d'Espanya, you will find the Miro park, dedicated to the famous artist Joan Miro. In the park is, among other things, the sculpture 'Woman and Bird' made by him.
Parc d'Espanya Industrial
While riding the Hop-on-hop-off bus, you will see this park's unusual lighthouses. If you skip it, you won't miss much about this park.