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Local Experts: Barcelona, Toni Garcia

By Local Expert Toni Garcia

Best Parks in Barcelona

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Parc de la Ciutadella

Parc de la Ciutadella

This is probably the best-loved park for local joggers, so head here if you’re the sort of traveler who brings your running shoes with you. It’s set in the middle of El Born (the youngest neighborhood in town), and is both gorgeous and huge. Go there in the morning or early in the afternoon, because at night it’s very dark (safe, but still dark).

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Parc Güell

Parc Güell

This is one of the most popular parks in the country. Created by the renowned architect Antoni Gaudí between 1900 and 1914, it has been a protected UNESCO World Heritage site since 1984. The grounds contain many dramatic architectural elements; together they comprise one of the largest works of architecture in the south of Europe. The colors, shapes, and materials used in their construction still amazes today.

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Laberint d’Horta

Laberint d’Horta

One of my favorite parks in the city is this one; it has both a beautiful maze and Barcelona’s oldest (18th-century) planned garden. The park is a sort of museum, and is so quiet that you can hear your own steps chasing you. It’s a nice place for reading, walking, or just relaxing before going back to the noise and hubbub of the city.

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Turó Park

Turó Park

I strongly recommend a visit to this park, which was founded at the beginning of the 20th century and has the widest collection of plants and flowers in the city. At the entrance is a statue remembering Pau Casals, the legendary Catalan musician, and somehow the park evokes the quietness of Casal's music. If you want a peaceful stroll among beautiful gardens, this is the right place to come.

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Jardins de Pedralbes

Jardins de Pedralbes

This gorgeous natural space is located in one of the city's most genteel neighborhoods: Pedralbes. This is the “noble” part of Barcelona and you can tell from the quality of the materials used to build this park. My favorite sections are the areas surrounding the graceful stone palace and the pond.


Visit the Best Parks in Barcelona

Jardins de Pedralbes
Av. Diagonal, 686, 08028 Barcelona Catalonia, Spain
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Turó Park
Avinguda de Pau Casals, 19 (Bori i Fontestà), 08021 Barcelona Catalonia, Spain
8.9/10

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Laberint d’Horta
Pg. Castanyers, 1, 08035 Barcelona Catalonia, Spain
8.6/10

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Parc Güell
C. Olot, s/n, 08024 Barcelona Catalonia, Spain
9.2/10

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Parc de la Ciutadella
Parc de la Ciutadella, 08005 Barcelona Catalonia, Spain
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