Barcelona's parks are magical places. You can breathe beauty, calm, and peace. In them we grow, play, socialise and disconnect from everything around us.
These are the 3 most beautiful parks in Barcelona
During your stay in Barcelona, it is essential that you visit some of its most emblematic and beautiful parks, whether with your family, as a couple, with friends or individually.
Parc Güell: Barcelona’s most famous park
The Parc Güell is perhaps one of the most boastful, spectacular parks with the most personality, not only in Barcelona, but in the world. This work by Antoni Gaudí, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984, adds to his great collection of modernist creations, including the Sagrada Familia and La Pedrera. In this masterpiece, the Catalan architect captures an unprecedented symbiosis between nature and architectural elements, capable of leaving no one indifferent.
Location: Entrance at Calle Olot, 3
How to arrive: If you are staying at the Grand Hotel Central you can get there in just 20 minutes by car or taxi or in half an hour by taking line 4 of the Barcelona metro plus bus 116.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 9:30 to 19:30
Price: General admission 10€ (discounts available)
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Parc de la Ciutadella: the Catalan capital’s first public park
The Parc de la Ciutadella is a very special place for the people of Barcelona. Built at the end of the 19th century, it was the first to be designed as a public park. It is the ideal park for children, families and even couples, as it is the perfect place for a wide range of activities. In addition to the rich vegetation, there is a monumental waterfall, museums, a lake for paddleboats and even a zoo! Moreover, thanks to its numerous paths and its extension, this natural park is the ideal place to go for a walk in Barcelona. All that remains is to encourage you to venture out and discover the surprises it has in store for you.
Location: Passeig de Picasso, 21
How to arrive: If you are staying at the Grand Hotel Central you can get there in 9 minutes on foot, in 5 minutes by car or taxi or in just 10 minutes by taking bus 120 of the Barcelona bus line.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 22:30
Price: Free of charge
Labyrinth Park: the oldest garden in Barcelona
Romantic is how we could begin to describe this curious corner of the city. This garden museum, perfect for excursions with your partner, is characterised, as its name suggests, by a labyrinth designed with cypress trees. Once in it, you will have to make a series of decisions that will take you to the centre of the labyrinth, where you will find a statue of Eros, the Greek god of love. Inspired by the labyrinth of Crete, erected to imprison the Minotaur, this park manages to teleport you to a different world full of mythology, romanticism, and heroism.
Location: Paseo de los Castaños, 1
How to arrive: If you are staying at the Grand Hotel Central you can get there in less than 15 minutes by car or taxi or in 30 minutes by taking line 1 of the Barcelona metro.
Opening hours: From April to October every day from 10:00 to 20:00. From November to March every day from 10:00 to 18:00.
Price: Free entrance to the park. Entrance to the labyrinth 2,23€. Wednesdays and Sundays free.
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