Going on holiday to any destination doesn’t just need to be about partying and hectically rushing around. Escaping from the crowds and enjoying peaceful settings such as Barcelona’s secret gardens, are always good options.
Among the main reasons for which tourists end up choosing Spain for their next holiday are its gastronomy, climate, culture and available leisure options. But Barcelona certainly has much more than its historical streets, typical dishes and night life.
You don’t have to go very far from the centre to discover its best secrets. You need nothing more than a bicycle tour to get to know the most important parts of the city.
At WeBarcelona we can do this for you easily. Our main objective is for you to enjoy your stay in the city to its full potential. With our personalised touryou will be able to make your next holiday in Spain even more memorable.
In this post you will be able to find the 5 secret gardens that stir the most passion among people from Barcelona. Contact us and tell us which places you would like to visit, we will take care of the rest.
So, let’s start the TOP5 most popular gardens of Barcelona.
1· Jardins de Joan Maragall
Prepare yourself for feeling like a true 20th century monarch. Space, elegance and tranquillity are perhaps the three words which best define the first garden we are showing you today.
As you will see below, the majority of these gardens are located in the same area, therefore it is important for you to know the options for getting to Montjuïc.
📌 Location: Av. Dels Montanyans, 48
2· Jardins de Joan Brossa
We are staying in the Montjuïc area, this time in a place more orientated towards children and relaxation, given the number of hectares it is composed of. So that you have an idea of its enormity, years ago, in this same place the Montjuïc Amusement Parkwas located.
📌 Location: Plaça de Dante, 9999
3· Jardins de Laribal
Its construction took no more than ten years back in 1917, so you can imagine the impressive result.
It’s here where you can find the Rosaleda de la Colla de l’Arròs, (a former venue for public and private meetings) which is recommended if you are allocating a whole day to stroll around Montjuïc. This is a patio upon which the vegetation, composed of cypresses and roses, creates a truly special setting.
📌 Location: Passeig de Santa Madrona, 2
4· Jardins Mercè Rodoreda
Now it’s time to zoom in on the Gràcia area, very close to Park Güell.
The whole of this garden can be seen captured in one of the works by the writer Mercè Rodoreda, more specifically “Diamond Square”. If you have also read this book, then this fourth recommendation should be a compulsory stop-off on your route.
But be careful as these gardens are not always open to the public. You will only be able to access them through the guided visits that take place on Fridays.
📌 Location: Av. De la República Argentina, 131X
5· Jardins de la Tamarita
We have now reached the end of the list and the Jardines de la Tamarita, constructed in 1918. As it is in the upper part of Barcelona, the bourgeois look becomes its main characteristic.
Get ready to be transported back to the start of the 20th century. Elegant benches, extensive vegetation, a mansion and many other elements await you on your journey through the Jardines de la Tamarita.
📌 Location: Passeign de Sant Gervasi, 47