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Parks and squares

Barcelona's parks and squares are places worth visiting

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.

Parc G├╝ell, this generous park was designed by Gaud├ş

Park G├╝ell - a tribute to nature

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 Dal├ş saw in it even the precursor of surrealism.

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Address: Carrer d'Olot
Metro: Lesseps (L3)+10min. Fu├čweg  
Bus Tur├şstic: Park G├╝ell

La Rambla, the famous boulevard in Barcelona

Ramblas

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.

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Address: Pl. Catalunya bis Pl. Colom
Metro: Pla├ža Catalunya (L1, L3), Liceu (L3), Drassanes (L3)  
Bus Tur├şstic: Pla├ža Catalunya / Colom - Museu Mar├ştim

Mercat de la Boquer├Ča (Mercat de Sant Josep)

Mercat de la Boquer├Ča (Mercat de Sant Josep)

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.

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Address: Rambla St. Josep
Metro: Liceu (L3)  


Sandy beach of Barcelona

Beach

The 4-kilometers-long beach of Barcelona invites from summer to autumn one to swim. There are also several places on the beach.

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Metro: Barceloneta (L4), Ciutadella (L4), Pople Nou (L4), Selva de Mar (L4), El Maresme/F├▓rum, Bes├▓s Mar (L4)  
Bus Tur├şstic: Port Ol├şmpic / Platja de Bogatell / Poblenou / Parc Diagonal Mar

Font M├ágica and Pla├ža d'Espanya

Font M├ágica and Pla├ža d'Espanya

In the evenings you can attend a special spectacle. The Font Màgica are a total work of art, music, water, motion and colour.

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Address: Pla├ža Espanya, Pla├ža de Carles Bu├»gas
Metro: Espanya (L3, L1)  
Bus Tur├şstic: Pla├ža Espanya / CaixaForum - Pavell├│ Mies van der Rohe

Tibidabo, pleasure and magnificent view

Tibidabo

Pure pleasure and a magnificent view of Barcelona from Tibidabo. Already the route is a pleasure.

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Address: Parc d┬┤Atraccions Tibidabo
Phone: +34 932 117 942  
Metro: Av. del Tibidabo (FGC L7)  
Bus: 196 bis/to Funicular  Bus Tur├şstic: Tramvia Blau - Tibidabo

Parc del Laberint

Parc del Laberint

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.

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Address: Pg. dels Castanyers, 1
Metro: Mundet (L3)  


Parc de la Ciutadella

Parc de la Ciutadella

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.

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Address: Parc de la Ciutadella
Metro: Arc de Triomf (L1, C1)  
Bus Tur├şstic: Parc de la Ciutadella - Zoo

Jard├ş Bot├ánic ÔÇô the botanical garden

Jard├ş Bot├ánic - the botanical garden

In the Jard├ş Bot├ánic, 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 Montj├╝ic and the Olympic stadium comprises typical forests and shrubs from southern Australia, South Africa, Chile, California, the Canary Island and the three Mediterranean zones.

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Phone: +34 932 564 160  
Metro: Espanya (L1, L3)  
Bus: PM, 50, 50, 61, Parc de Montju├»c  Bus Tur├şstic: Fundacio Joan Mir├│ (dann 400 Meter zu Fu├č)

Zoo - Parc Zool├▓gic

Zoo - Parc Zool├▓gic

The approximately 13-hectare Parque Zool├│gico 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.

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Address: Parc de la Ciutadella
Metro: Barceloneta & Ciutadella-Vila Ol├şmpica (L4), Marina & Arc de Triomf (L1)  
Bus Tur├şstic: Parc de la Ciutadella - Zoo

Pla├ža Reial

Pla├ža Reial

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 Gaud├ş.

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Address: Rambla dels Caputxins
Metro: Liceu (L3)  
Bus Tur├şstic: Colom - Museu Mar├ştim

Parc de Joan Mir├│

Parc de Joan Mir├│

100 meters away from the Pla├ža Espanya the Parc de Joan Mir├│ with his quite unusual sculpture.

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Address: Arag├│, 2
Metro: Espanya (L1, L3), Tarragona (L3)  
Bus Tur├şstic: Creu Coberta

Pla├ža Catalunya

Pla├ža Catalunya

Because of the central location of the Pla├ža Catalunya, you will not fail know this place.

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Metro: Pla├ža Catalunya (L1, L3, C1, L7, S1, S55, L6)  
Bus Tur├şstic: Pla├ža Catalunya

Via Sepulcral Romana - Roman cemetery

Via Sepulcral Romana - Roman cemetery of the 1st - 3rd century

The Via Sepulcral Romana is a cemetery from the Roman Age. The Roman law forbad funerals inside of the city walls from the 1st until the 3rd century. That's why the necropole was established outside of the city walls of Barcino, the former name of Barcelona.

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Address: Pla├ža Vila de Madrid
Phone: +34 932 562 100  
Metro: Catalunya (L1, L3, C1, L7, S1, S55, L6)  
Bus Tur├şstic: Pla├ža Catalunya

Pla├ža de Sant Jaume

Pla├ža de Sant Jaume

The Pla├ža de Sant Jaume is the historical and political centre of the city. Many festivals will find its height here.

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Address: Pla├ža Sant Jaume
Metro: Jaume I. (L4), Liceu (L3)  
Bus Tur├şstic: Barri G├▓tic

Parc de L'Espanya Industrial

Parc de L'Espanya Industrial

On a former factory terrain scaled park near the railway station Sants.

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Address: Passeig de Sant Antoni
Metro: Sants Estaci├│ (L3, L 5, FGC)  
Bus Tur├şstic: Estaci├│ de Sants

Cementiri de Montjuïc - Cemetery on  the hill of Barcelona

Cementiri de Montjuïc - Cemetery on the hill of Barcelona

The Cementiri de Montjuïc, 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.

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Address: Mare de D├ęu del Port
Phone: +34 902 079 799  
Bus: Paral┬Ělel, nahe Metrostation Paral┬Ělel (L21), - El Prat), Interior Cementiri, an Feiertagen (L107)  


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