Barcelona Parks Overview

Parc Joan Miró - Park in Barcelona

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.

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