Parks in barcelona city: 10 Best Parks in Barcelona

10x Best Parks in Barcelona

Barcelona parks

Barcelona is a city with a number of beautiful parks. The city has more to offer than just the world-famous Park Güell. This page offers an overview of the best parks in Barcelona, such as the Parc de la Ciutadella, the parc de Montjuïc, and the beautiful viewpoint Bunkers del Carmel.

Park Güell

The best one by far is the famous Park Güell. It’s Gaudí’s park with the salamander and the mosaic benches. This park definitely has to be part of your city break. Do book your tickets in advance, as this part of the park is no longer free.

  • Park Güell

Parc de la Ciutadella

The largest park in the city centre of Barcelona dates back to the 1888 World Fair with the Font de Cascada, the Arc de Triomf, and the zoo.

  • Parc de la Ciutadella

Parc de Montjuïc

Montjuïc hill has many green parks as well as the sights from the Olympics and the World Fair. The castle of Palau Nacional offers you a fantastic view.

  • Parc de Montjuïc


Barcelona’s zoo is located in the Parc de la Ciutadella. Fun for all ages.

  • Zoo of Barcelona

Jardí Botànic de Barcelona

The Montjuic has the ‘Jardi Botanic’; Barcelona’s botanical gardens

  • Botanical gardens

Tibidabo & Amusement park

Take the funicular to the top of the Tibidabo mountain to enjoy a wonderful panoramic view. There’s also a small amusement park for the little ones.

  • Tibidabo

Parc del Laberint d’Horta

On the edge of the city, you can find the ‘Parc del Laberint d’Horta’; a fun green park for kids with a challenging maze in the centre.

  • Parc del Laberint d’Horta

Beaches of Barcelona

Not a park, but it is an area open to the public consisting of a four-kilometre stretch of coastline, divided over five beaches. Great for walking or running.

  • Beaches in Barcelona

Bunkers del Carmel

The Turó de la Rovira, the best 360-degree viewpoint over Barcelona Spain at the Bunkers del Carmel. The uphill climb is more than worth the effort!

  • Bunkers del Carmel

Parc de Miro

Behind shopping centre ‘Las Arenas’ at Placa d’Espanya, you will find the Miro park with a remarkable artwork by Joan Miro.

Parc d’Espanya Industrial

While riding the Hop-on-hop-off bus, you will see this park’s unusual lighthouses. If you skip it, you won’t miss much about this park.

Parks and gardens | Barcelona website

Barcelona’s parks and gardens

The city’s parks and gardens turn it into place to live in and are also areas for meeting and interaction, leisure and relaxation. Check out the list of Barcelona’s parks and gardens and enjoy nature without leaving the city.

Opening hours

Park timetables adapt to the hours of sunlight and vary during the year. To make the most of the natural daylight, they close each day at nightfall. 

Trees of local interest

Barcelona has individual trees, palms and shrubs that are priceless not just for their long age, rarity and aesthetic qualities but also for their history. Check out the Catalogue on Trees of Local Interest and discover which ones they are.

La Ciutadella Knowledge Hub

Scientific and urban development project that will turn the Parc de la Ciutadella and its surroundings into a leading European hub for knowledge, dissemination, research and innovation.


Learn about the history of the city’s parks and gardens: from the early days following the industrial revolution, through the 1888 Universal Exhibition and the 1929 International Exhibition, right up until the present day. 

The city’s green lungs

Barcelona’s green spaces act as important lungs for the city. There are different types of parks and gardens: historical, themed, urban and wooded. Discover the characteristics of each one of them.

Parks of blue and green

Explore Barcelona’s sea front by going from one park to another and visit the green spaces created in the city for the Olympic Games.

Biodiversity Atlas

Consult the maps that show some of the most important data on Barcelona’s biodiversity: the plant species that live in the parks and gardens, the trees that line the streets and the birds that nest in the city.  Do you want to know which birds nest in a particular park? Visit the Bioiversity Atlas.

Parks in which to wander

Lose yourself in the city’s most emblematic parks and marvel at their magic.

Park Güell

Arrange a visit to Park Güell and enjoy one of Gaudí’s greatest works.

Horta’s Labyrinth Park

Step into the Horta Labyrinth Park, the oldest garden preserved by the city.

Parc de la Ciutadella

Take a boat ride or stroll among the sculptures of this quintessential Barcelona green area.

The Laribal Gardens

Terraces, pathways and tiny squares sculpt these Montjuïc gardens.

Serra de Collserola Natural Park

A magnificent massif with more than 8,000 hectares of natural park at your feet.

Parc de Montjuïc

A giant green lung with emblematic spaces like the Olympic Ring and the Botanical Garden.

Blogoteca Parcs i jardins EN

The blog centre

Want to know what else is on the Internet? We have compiled a collection of websites and blogs to help you make the most of the city.

Street Trees

Interactive map showing trees in the streets of Barcelona. (CAT)

Sortir amb nens

Compilation of activities and information about Catalonia’s parks. (CAT)

Som de pícnic

Fully-equipped picnic areas in the city and around Catalonia. (CAT)

Brunch -In The Park Barcelona

Enjoy a brunch in the city, accompanied by electronic music.

Ass. Am. Jardí botànic

All the activities, visits and workshops organised by the Botanical Garden. (ES)

Quim, Elena and Éric’s travels

A family travel and getaway blog with a section on Barcelona’s parks and gardens. (ES)


Virtual visits to parks and gardens Search for the ones in Barcelona! (ES)

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Barcelona Parks – Happyinspain Guide

There is no better place than a picturesque park within the city to spend your free time for the benefit of body and soul without damaging your wallet. If you live or vacation in the Catalan capital and you suddenly have free time, go discover these paradises for yourself.

Barcelona has about 70 gardens, theme parks, historical parks, urban and forest parks, and countless squares. The cleanliness and well-groomedness of these spaces is always on top, the locals love and cherish their city, it would never occur to anyone to leave uncollected garbage behind or damage city property.

It’s nice to take a break from a long walk, hide from the scorching sun, breathe in the smell of greenery, go boating or just lie on the green grass and stare at the clouds. Bring your own food and drinks, take friends or your favorite book, Barcelona’s parks will give you peace and delight with their beauty.

Barcelona parks on the map

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