Barcelona has many parks, as havens of peace, in an otherwise fairly loud and sometimes hectic city, always in motion.
The green areas in Barcelona are lovingly maintained and are real attractions. On the squares and parks young and old come together for an interview, a picnic, a chess game or to a common bowls game. Or just to read a good book in peace under a shade tree.
Some parks, such as the Park Güell, are already a "must" for any Barcelona trip.
The Parc Guell is one of the architect Gaudi created fairy-tale forest. You can enchant quiet here. The breakthrough decorated ceramic bank is world famous, Salvador DalÝ saw in it even the precursor of surrealism.
The most prominent and most popular strolling area of Barcelona: Open-air stage for flaneures, theatre friends, artists, tourists and pickpockets - the crumbling charm of a promenade.
The Mercat de la Boqueria (Mercat de Sant Josep) is the most famous, beautiful and largest market hall in Barcelona. The market excites all the senses. No other tourist attraction is so integrated in the local everyday life.
The 4-kilometers-long beach of Barcelona invites from summer to autumn one to swim. There are also several places on the beach.
In the evenings you can attend a special spectacle. The Font MÓgica are a total work of art, music, water, motion and colour.
Pure pleasure and a magnificent view of Barcelona from Tibidabo. Already the route is a pleasure.
A wonderful maze of cypress is the main attraction of the Park del Laberint. Very romantic and located off the tourist masses, the park is THE tip, if you look for rest times in Barcelona.
The Parc de la Ciutadella is one of the largest parks in Barcelona and invites idyllic walks and boat trips in the great lake and a picnic.
In the JardÝ BotÓnic, Barcelona's botanical garden, you can see the typical vegetation of six different zones with Mediterranean climate and of the Canary Islands. The beautiful park between the Castell de MontjŘic and the Olympic stadium comprises typical forests and shrubs from southern Australia, South Africa, Chile, California, the Canary Island and the three Mediterranean zones.
The approximately 13-hectare Parque Zoolˇgico de Barcelona houses about 5,500 animals, featuring over 400 species. The zoo area is part of the Parc de la Ciutadella; to the opening of the zoo in September 1892 the area was used prior for the Universal Exhibition of 1888.
The zoo has several components: in addition to the fauna of mammals, amphibians and reptiles, the exhibition areas also show the flora from the homes of the animals.
The benches and cafes invite you to linger. The place is a stone's throw from the Las Ramblas. The lanterns were designed by the famous architect GaudÝ.
100 meters away from the Plaša Espanya the Parc de Joan Mirˇ with his quite unusual sculpture.
Because of the central location of the Plaša Catalunya, you will not fail know this place.
The Plaša de Sant Jaume is the historical and political centre of the city. Many festivals will find its height here.
On a former factory terrain scaled park near the railway station Sants.
The Cementiri de Montju´c, the cemetery on the hill of Barcelona, is a very special park. This park of about 57 acres lies between the cargo port and the Castell. The very morbid atmosphere has its own charm: here you can experience 150 years of art history, and the cemetery is a unique place of silence in Barcelona.
The parks also offer plenty of green and recreation, here the Park GŘell.
The Ramblas are certainly one of the busiest places in Barcelona.
The Park GŘell, with its curved forms, with its Flows, formed with broken mosaics, is certainly one of the most interesting and most beautiful parks in Barcelona.
A special attractions - and all free - is the Font MÓgica, the magic water fountain when it gets dark.
Magnificent views of Barcelona and the hinterland and a lot of fun with roller coaster and ferris wheel's on the Tibidabo.