Barcelona has many parks that serve as oases of calm in an otherwise fairly and sometimes hectic city that is always in motion. At the beginning of the 80s the city administration decided to give preference smaller projects such as parks instead to large commercial projects.
The green areas in Barcelona are lovingly cared for. In the squares and parks that are real attractions, young and old meet there for a chat, a catch, a game of chess or petanque. Or just to read a good book under a shady tree.
Some parks, such as the Parc Güell, are a "must see" for every Barcelona travel. You should also see places like the Mercat de La Boqueria, the largest covered market in Barcelona or enjoy the view from Tibidabo.