Connect with us

BCN4U

Barcelona’s Must Visit Hidden Parks and Gardens

Barcelona’s Must Visit Hidden Parks and Gardens

Stay In Barcelona

Barcelona’s Must Visit Hidden Parks and Gardens

Even though endless summer, wide sandy beaches and delicious restaurants are the things that first come to mind when we think of Barcelona, this city is more than that. It is also much more than the world-famous sites like Sagrada Familia or Park Guell. And although those places are a big must when you come…

Even though endless summer, wide sandy beaches and delicious restaurants are the things that first come to mind when we think of Barcelona, this city is more than that. It is also much more than the world-famous sites like Sagrada Familia or Park Guell. And although those places are a big must when you come to Barcelona, exploring its hidden jewels can make your stay in the city much more unique and special.

Barcelona is not a very big city territorically speaking, but it makes even the biggest explorer jump of excitement when stumbling upon another little garden in the middle of the Old Town or visiting another picturesque viewpoint not yet discovered by the crowds of tourists. The city has a great number of hidden places that not many know about, that you can enjoy at every moment of the day and sometimes have the privilege of being there alone. Even the locals many times are not able to identify those places when seeing the photographs of them. So here is our list of hidden gardens of Barcelona that worth a visit.

Mossen Costa i Llobera Gardens (Cactus Park)

Cactus Park
Cactus Park (Sourse: bcneventsandcrawls.com)

Renowned among photographers and cactus lovers, this garden is a real oasis in the middle of Barcelona. This place is able to transport you to another continent in a matter of seconds. It is hidden up the Montjuic Mountain and is still a mystery for many locals, as you have to know where to go to find it.

This beautiful park is one of the biggest European gardens that specialises in cacti and succulent plants. There is a great number of cactuses and beautiful palm trees from all over the world. It offers a unique collection of some of the most exotic species on the planet. These are species found in dub-desert area, deserts, tropical regions and even high mountain areas. 

The view from the garden is truly incredible as you get to see a picturesque view over the Mediterranean sea and the port of Barcelona. And the great thing about it is that it is almost never crowded. It is one of the best hidden gems ideal if you want to escape the bustle of the city center for a few hours.

Where: Ctra. de Miramar, Montjuic

How to get: buses 50, 193 and the red route of the Bus Turístico.

Parque del Labirinto de Horta

Parque del Labirinto de Horta
Parque del Labirinto de Horta (Sourse: hotellacasadelsol.es)

Another hidden secret of Barcelona is the Horta’s Labyrinth Park. A visit to this place is probably one of the most unqiue experiences you get to have in the city.  It is one of the oldest parks of Barcelona and is located in the hilly area of the district of Horta. There is a lot to explore in the area, but the thing that is so special about it is the neoclassical-style labyrinth that can be found in the middle of the park. 

The Labyrinth Park is a wonderful place to get lost in, and although it can be pretty popular among tourists during the high season, it is still one of the Barcelona secrets that not many know about before visiting the city.

Where: Passeig dels Castanyers, 1.

How to get: Mundet metro station (L3) ,or buses 27 and 76 (more buses available depending on where you start your route).

Jardines de Joan Maragall

Jardines de Joan Maragall
Jardines de Joan Maragall (Sourse: guia.barcelona.cat)

Another hidden secret place that we want to share with you is the Gardens of Joan Maragall. This elegant garden looks like the royal family is about to take a walk down one of its tree-lined avenues.

You have everything for a perfect afternoon walk: ornamental fountains, tall beautiful trees, wide lawns  and sculptures all over the gardens.

The gardens are located on the Montjuic mountain between the Olympic Stadium and the National Palace and are not very hard to find.

The Joan Maragall Gardens were actually created for the king in the beginning of the 20th century. In the very heart of the garden you can find the Albéniz Palace. The palace served as and currently is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family during their visits to the city. 

Where: Av. Estadi, 69

How to get: Plaza España metro station, busses 13, 23, 55, 125, 150 or taking a walk from Poble Sec.

Grec Gardens Amphi-Theatre

Grec Gardens Amphi-Theatre
Grec Gardens Amphi-Theatre (Sourse: barcelonaturisme.com)

By now you should already know that the Montjuic mountain is full of surprises. There are all kinds of things to see, and this garden is its another jewel. We are talking about the Jardins del Teatre Grec, that is a really charming place to visit at any time of the year, but especially in summer.

In the gardens you can find an amphitheatre, an old pavilion and sloping trimmed hedges with tall trees behind them, little terraces and geometric flowerbeds. The amphitheatre located in the gardens now hosts the performances of the Barcelona Grec Festival that takes place every summer. It is a great place for a walk and if you walt to spend some time by yourself and admire the landscaped mountain.

Where: Pg Santa Madrona, 38

How to get: Plaza España metro station, busses 13, 23, 55, 125, 150 or taking a walk from Poble Sec.

Barcelona never fails to surprise its locals and visitors of the city with exceptionally beautiful places to explore. Check other blog posts for more suggestions for when you are in Barcelona.

Continue Reading
You may also like...

More in Stay In Barcelona

relocation services barcelona

Popular

Latest

The Three Kings Day in Barcelona 2019

barcelona celebrations

The Three Kings Day in Barcelona 2019

By December 17, 2018
The Best Places To Listen To Reggaeton In Barcelona
Lifestyle Barcelona’s New Website

About Barcelona

Lifestyle Barcelona’s New Website

By December 12, 2018
The Ultimate 3-Days Barcelona Guide

barcelona tourist guide

The Ultimate 3-Days Barcelona Guide

By December 12, 2018
The Ultimate 3-Day Barcelona Guide

Barcelona Guide

The Ultimate 3-Day Barcelona Guide

By December 12, 2018
To Top