Reviewed by Sam S.
"My Take: Barcelona’s city center is bustling with tourists, especially during the summer months. It can be a bit of a nightmare navigating the more p ..." more
Outdoor Activity / Park
Party Earth Review For a peaceful escape from the city streets, Barcelona denizens step into the Parc de la Ciutadella where picnicking, jogging, or paddling rowboats on the lake are the order of the day. Acres of beautiful landscaped lawns and gardens are interspersed with architectural delights designed by the likes of Gaudí and Montaner ... more
Passeig de Picasso
Party Earth Review Park Güell is an enchanting site that combines aesthetics and nature in a way that’s visually inspiring for art buffs in addition to being a great daytime activity for those with just a passing art fancy. Designed by Barcelona’s renowned architect, Antoni Gaudí, the park is a tribute to his unique aesthetic and is truly ... more
Just because the city is a 24-hour party paradise doesn’t mean that the people in Barcelona are unable to relax. The city features a good number of parks where denizens can take a break from the day, or partake in any number of outdoor activities.
There are myriad parks in Barcelona, but the biggest and most well-known is Parc de la Ciutadella where people come to picnic, sunbathe, jog, rollerblade, paddleboat, and more. The park is also home to Barcelona’s zoo which is not to be confused with the Sunday night revelry of hippies who gather at the park and start up impromptu music festivals.
One of the most popular Barcelona parks is Park Güell, which was designed by none other than Barcelona’s favorite architect Antoni Gaudí. Statues of mythical creatures are interwoven with the landscape as is the house Gaudí lived in during the last 20 years of his life.
One of the most interesting parks in the city is Parc del Laberint d'Horta (Labyrinth Park of Horta), which was built in 1791 and features an enormous hedge maze where locals and tourists alike flock to and get lost in on a daily basis.