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Parks & nature in Barcelona

Park
“Big hilly park within the city that, besides having spectacular views of the city and sea, is chock full of Gaudi's fantastical mosaic creations (such as the famous mosaic dragon), surreal rock structures, even a museum.”
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Park
“This is our favorite park in Barcelona, and almost every day we walk our dog here :) Very close to our flat, within 10 min walking you arrive to a little nature and a famous Gaudi fountain. Highly recommended.”
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Park
“Park Güell came out from the imagination of Antoni Gaudi. Located mountains of Barcelona, boasts amazing views. The city iconic picture”
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Theme Park
“It is an amusement park, perfect for going with kids, as well as adults. It is on the hillside of the city and has very nice views. Very nice attractions as well.”
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Historic Site
“Great views at sunset. You can take your own drink and sandwich and have a little picnic over the city”
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Beach
“Located in the traditional fishing district, this is the most distinguished and well-known beach in the city. There are more than 1100 metres of beach to enjoy activities in the sea and sunbaths”
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Garden
“This is a hidden gem that not that many tourists know about! One of my favorite places in Barcelona :) Good for peace and quiet and free or small fee on Sundays!”
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Park
“This city district was developed for the 1929 International Exhibition and features several high-profile museums including the National Museum of Catalan Art, the Museum of Archaeology and the Ethnology Museum. Of those the art museum is particularly recommended, and the views of the city from its steps are stunning. Below this, and also built for the exhibition was the Magic Fountain, which puts on light and music shows ever half-hour on the weekends. This is best seen at night of course. At the very top of the hill is the 17th-century fortress, which saw action in the Catalan Revolt in the 1600s as well as during the Civil War in the late-1930s, after which it was a prison.”
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Park
“The Collserola Park is the largest green space in the metropolitan area of Barcelona, a territory that is under significant demographic pressure. It is limited by the valleys of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs, to the south and the north respectively, with the plain of Barcelona to the east and Vallès to the west. The Collserola mountain range covers over 8,000 hectares (seventeen kilometres long and six kilometres wide) and its highest peak is the famous Tibidabo (512 metres)”
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Park
“This large park with lots of open space is also known as the Parc l'Escorxador (so named because it stands on the site of the old municipal slaughterhouse: escorxador in Catalan) and is used by visitors and locals from Barcelona's Eixample Esquerra to relax. This great urban "lung", full of possibilities, is located at the south-west end of the neighbourhood and is the perfect appetiser before you begin exploring the monumental Plaça Espanya. An artificial water channel runs parallel to Carrer Tarragona, lending coolness to this side of the Parc de Joan Miró. This is the site of Joan Miró's 22-metre-high monumental sculpture Dona i Ocell (Woman and Bird). Like the park, it was dedicated in 1983, shortly before the artist's death. There is a public library on the other side of the park, which is named after Joan Miró.”
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Harbor / Marina
“There's nowhere better in Barcelona for fun and relaxation than the Olympic Marina, which attracts locals and visitors alike, adults and youngsters. Water sports, the beaches and countless restaurants serving seafood cuisine are just some of the attractions in this, the most Mediterranean part of Barcelona. Barcelona's Olympic Marina has become one of the city's most popular leisure areas. Located opposite the Olympic Village, it was built in 1991 during the redevelopment of this area of Barcelona. The marina was designed by the architects Oriol Bohigas, Josep Martorell, David Mackay and Albert Puigdomènech. The city needed a sports marina which would meet exacting standards, and it was the site of the sailing competitions during the 1992 Olympic Games. The marina has 740 berths for yachts and its entrance is visible from anywhere in Barcelona. The two skyscrapers on either side are the Mapfre Tower and the Hotel Arts, with Frank Gehry's spectacular goldfish sculpture at its base, and nearby, the Gran Casino de Barcelona. Lovers of water sports can go yachting or practise other types of sailing techniques here, and in the summertime, the beaches on either side of the marina – Barceloneta and Nova Icària – are the perfect place for sunbathing or for a cooling dip in the sea.”
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Theme Park
“The Tibidabo Amusement Park stands on Mount Tibidabo, the highest point on the Collserola Ridge and Barcelona's natural green "lung". Its prime position means you'll enjoy exceptional views of the city throughout your visit. Tibidabo is Spain's oldest amusement park, the second oldest in Europe and one of the first ever built in the world. Since it opened in 1901, its rides and attractions have been renewed and extended along with its amenities, including cafés, panoramic restaurants, play areas and lively entertainments whichyou'll find among the attractions.”
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Park
“The general Montjuïc park that covers most of the Montjuïc "mountain" as we like to call it, although it's rather a hill :)”
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General College & University
“Guinardó's Park is below the Carmel Bunkers and it also has amazing panoramic views of Barcelona. A nice place to visit if you want to do some exercise, get some fresh air and discover some of Barcelona's best sights.”
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Garden
“Do you like taking a walk in nature? You can walk from my flat to this incredible beautiful garden from where you can also see the sea. I do very often.”
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Scenic Lookout
“Gaudí Avenue connects the Hospital Sant Pau with Sagrada Familia. It's a charming pedestrian area with plenty of restaurants.”
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