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Parks and nature in Barcelona

Top parks

Park
“It's a public park with gardens and architectural elements located in the upper part of the city of Barcelona, created by Antoni Gaudí.”
  • 634 locals recommend
Park
“he Parc de la Ciutadella is very idyllic and probably the greenest oasis in the megacity of Barcelona. It invites you to relax, to rebound and to go for long walks, as well as for a picnic. You can also use a rowing boat on the lake. On the grounds of the Parc de la Ciutadella, there are several attractions: the zoo, the Catalan Parliament. The Museu d'Art Modern is situated in the building of the parliament. The Zoological Museum and the Museu de Geologia are placed in the area of the park. ”
  • 746 locals recommend
Park
“Park Güell came out from the imagination of Antoni Gaudi. Located mountains of Barcelona, boasts amazing views. The city iconic picture”
  • 159 locals recommend
Garden
“This is a hidden gem that not that many tourists know about! One of my favorite places in Barcelona :) Good for peace and quiet and free or small fee on Sundays!”
  • 111 locals recommend
Park
“This is a light, music and water extravaganza that just can't be missed. Performances are nightly but times vary depending on the time of year. Magic Fountain Show times 01 - 06 January Thursday, Friday and Saturday 20:00 - 21:00 07 January - 28 February Closed 01- 31 March Thursday, Friday and Saturday 20:00 - 21:00 01 April - 31 May Thu, Fri and Sat 21:00 - 22:00 01 June - 30 September Wed - Sun 21:30 - 22:30 01 October - 31 Oct Thu, Fri and Sat 21:00 - 22:00 01 November - 31 December Thu, Fri and Sat 20:00 - 21:00”
  • 73 locals recommend
Park
“This large park with lots of open space is also known as the Parc l'Escorxador (so named because it stands on the site of the old municipal slaughterhouse: escorxador in Catalan) and is used by visitors and locals from Barcelona's Eixample Esquerra to relax. This great urban "lung", full of possibilities, is located at the south-west end of the neighbourhood and is the perfect appetiser before you begin exploring the monumental Plaça Espanya. An artificial water channel runs parallel to Carrer Tarragona, lending coolness to this side of the Parc de Joan Miró. This is the site of Joan Miró's 22-metre-high monumental sculpture Dona i Ocell (Woman and Bird). Like the park, it was dedicated in 1983, shortly before the artist's death. There is a public library on the other side of the park, which is named after Joan Miró.”
  • 71 locals recommend
Park
“The Collserola Park is the largest green space in the metropolitan area of Barcelona, a territory that is under significant demographic pressure. It is limited by the valleys of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs, to the south and the north respectively, with the plain of Barcelona to the east and Vallès to the west. The Collserola mountain range covers over 8,000 hectares (seventeen kilometres long and six kilometres wide) and its highest peak is the famous Tibidabo (512 metres)”
  • 72 locals recommend
Garden
“Do you like taking a walk in nature? You can walk from my flat to this incredible beautiful garden from where you can also see the sea. I do very often.”
  • 34 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Park
“Lovely park with nice views. Nice to chill. Kids playground, basketball courts and ping pong tables. Picnic friendly ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“large Fountain/kids pool to swim in, and picnic area... Ideal for toddlers as water is only 50cm deep. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Plaza
“ESTE ES EL CENTRO DE SANTS.CAFETERIAS,BARES,TIENDAAS Y LA PARADA DE METRO DE LA LINEA 3 Y 4”
  • 5 locals recommend
Playground
“La construcción del Parque de Nou Barris se erige como la operación central en la renovación de la periferia oriental de Barcelona. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Plaza
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“This park is composed by 3 parts gathered which are urban, historic and forest. It is the most extending space where terraces with trees and shrubs meet waterfalls, greenery area, sources and scultures. You can reach the Park by taking the subway Line 4 and stop to the Station Alfons X.”
  • 1 local recommends
Playground
“Beautiful university garden cafe that used to be a hospital to have some vermouth. Fun Fact: Gaudi died here.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Beaches

Beach
“Barceloneta beach is 422 metres long and is one of the oldest and most traditional in the city. It is a favourite amongst foreign visitors, and also youth groups and schools, who often use it for activities.”
  • 117 locals recommend
Beach
“We highly recommend visiting the beach near our flat! Its a little more calm than barceloneta and you can take a coffee or dinner along the water in one of the beautiful restaurants in the neighborhood.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Beach
“Barcelona's main beach, a place full of people everyday from may till the end of september. It's great to walk and enjoy any of the lively and beaoutiful urban beaches in Barcelona.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Nudist Beach
“"It’s one of the few naturist beaches in Barcelona. Take notice that it’s not exclusively a nudist beach, as people can also keep their swimsuits on if they choose to". ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Beach
“THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Preparations for the 1992 Olympics dramatically reopened the city to the Mediterranean and cleaned up the urban beaches The beaches are lined with palm trees, public sculptures, bars and restaurants, as well as paths for biking, in-line skating, and walking Nova Icaria is the most popular beach THINGS TO DO THERE Relax and enjoy the lovely sun”
  • 13 locals recommend
Beach
“The beach! During off peak craziness the beach is fabulous - especially during a nice sunny fresh winters day.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Beach
“THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Preparations for the 1992 Olympics dramatically reopened the city to the Mediterranean and cleaned up the urban beaches The beaches are lined with palm trees, public sculptures, bars and restaurants, as well as paths for biking, in-line skating, and walking Nova Icaria is the most popular beach THINGS TO DO THERE Relax and enjoy the lovely sun”
  • 12 locals recommend
Beach
“One of the most famous beaches in Barcelona with lots of activities such as Stand-up Paddle, Surf, Beach Volleyball, etc.”
  • 7 locals recommend

Trails

Trail
“Carretera de les aigües is an old almost flat road used for the distribution of water to the city in 1901. It is currently a walk of about 9km at about 300m in the Collserola mountain range with the best views over the city and frequented by the Barcelona people for walking and cycling. One of the accesses with better public transport is with the funicular of Vallvidrera.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Trail
“Eating chocolate with churros or Swiss (chocolate and cream) in the center of Barcelona is going to Petritxol street. But this narrow street is much more than that. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Trail
“Really cool and great place to go running, see the city from up high, or just go for a walk. We usually go there on weekends for cycling or running. Rent a scooter bike and go check it out. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Trail
“This street, really close to the Barcelona Cathedral, is known for its "chocolate con churros" places, considered the best and most typical of the city. During autumn and winter you will see long lines waiting to enter the places that offer them!”
  • 2 locals recommend