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Top Parks and Gardens in Barcelona

Top Parks and Gardens in Barcelona

When you need a break from sightseeing or the Mediterranean heat, Barcelona offers plentiful green spaces where you can relax under shady trees, spread out a picnic, and recharge. True to the city’s artistic reputation, many of its parks and gardens boast architectural elements, not to mention stellar views. Here's where to go to get your green fix in the Catalan capital.  


Park Güell

One of Barcelona’s crowning modernist gems sits atop Carmel Hill: Park Güell, the legacy of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Whimsically curved stairways, terraces, footpaths, and benches are embellished with colorful mosaics and symbolic elements typical of Gaudí’s designs. While you're there, visit the Gaudí House Museum to see where he lived and worked for nearly two decades. 

 

Citadel Park (Parc de la Ciutadella)

It’s hard to miss this 70-acre (28-hectare) green space in the heart of the city, beloved by locals and visitors alike for its ornate fountains and plentiful shady spots. Stop here when you need a break from the urban bustle, or make a day of it with a rowboat rental on a lake or visit to the Barcelona Zoo, Museum of Natural Sciences, or Catalan Parliament building—all housed within the expansive park. 

 

Horta Labyrinth Park (Parque del Laberint d’Horta)

Worth the trip to the city’s Horta-Guinardó district at the foot of Collserola Ridge, Barcelona’s oldest garden dates back to 1791. The inviting neoclassical design offers a glimpse into overlapping eras of the past, from mythological sculptures and replicas of ancient Roman temples to a 19th-century hedge maze sculpted from cypress trees that gives the park its name.

 

Mossen Costa i Llobera Gardens

Catch a cable car to this unusual haven nestled at the foot of Montjuïc Hill. The small but impressive gardens feature mainly cacti and succulents from arid desert climates, plus some Mediterranean species. Catch your breath here among the desertlike landscape and admire the contrast against views of Barcelona's beaches and harbor below. 


Joan Maragall Gardens (Jardines de Joan Maragall)

Feel like royalty on a stroll through these elegant and well-maintained gardens on the grounds of Palace Albéniz, the official Catalonian residence of the Spanish royal family. Tree-lined pathways and flower beds converge with sculptures and cascading fountains in a tranquil retreat where you’re unlikely to encounter many tourists. Note that the gardens are only open on the weekends.

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Skip the Line: Park Guell and La Sagrada Familia Guided Tour

Skip the Line: Park Guell and La Sagrada Familia Guided Tour

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The long lines attracted by La Sagrada Familia and Park Guell, two of Antoni Gaudi’s modernist masterpieces, are a testament to their global renown. Spend less time lining up and more time sightseeing with skip-the-line entry to both the cathedral and park on a guided tour. Visit Park Guell before using private transportation to reach La Sagrada Familia where you can feast your eyes on the spectacular interior and exterior. Small-group tour limited to 12 people.
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  • 4 hours
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Skip the Line: Park Güell and La Sagrada Familia Tour in Barcelona

Skip the Line: Park Güell and La Sagrada Familia Tour in Barcelona

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Enjoy priority access to two Antoni Gaudí masterworks on this half-day skip-the-line tour in Barcelona. Avoid the main lines at Park Güell, a park sprinkled with Gaudí buildings and statues, and tour the highlights. Then, travel by coach to La Sagrada Familia, Gaudí’s unfinished cathedral. Enjoy skip-the-line admission as your guide recounts how the late architect spent over 40 years working on this showpiece. Finish at the La Sagrada Familia Museum to learn more about Gaudí’s life and genius.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$100.62
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Barcelona Combo: Highlights Barcelona and Montserrat Sightseeing Tour

Barcelona Combo: Highlights Barcelona and Montserrat Sightseeing Tour

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See the best of Barcelona on a packaged trip combining two excursions, including visits to the Barcelona Cathedral, the Gothic Quarter, Olympic Village (Vila Olimpica), Montjuic Castle, Montserrat and much more. Your trip includes a ride by cog-wheel train to the Royal Basilica of Monserrat to admire the site's 12-century Black Virgin and sample some local liquor. Hop aboard the Montjuic cable car for a bird's-eye view of the city, including the magnificent La Sagrada Familia and harbor.
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  • 10 hours 45 minutes
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$121.71
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The Best of Barcelona in One Day with Optional Lunch

The Best of Barcelona in One Day with Optional Lunch

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Combine two of Barcelona’s most popular tours and gain a comprehensive picture of the Catalonian capital with this combo package. In the morning, delve into the remarkable architecture of the Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter) and enjoy sweeping city vistas from the summit of Montjuic Hill while visiting the ancient Montjuic Castle. Complete the day with an afternoon tour of Antoni Gaudi’s modernist masterpieces; marvel at the architectural eccentricity of UNESCO-listed La Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló, La Pedrera and Park Güell and hear the story behind the artist whose work is so prevalent in Barcelona.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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$112.07
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Barcelona e-Bike Gaudí Highlights or Bohemian Neighborhoods Small Group Tour

Barcelona e-Bike Gaudí Highlights or Bohemian Neighborhoods Small Group Tour

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Glide around Barcelona’s most alluring attractions on an electric bike tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Enjoy the ease of riding a smooth and speedy electric bike as your guide takes you to legendary landmarks such as La Sagrada Familia. Select from two different itineraries according to your interests, and gain fascinating insights into the culture of Catalonia’s vibrant capital. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere and personalized attention on this small-group tour, where the number of participants is limited.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes
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$47.00
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Fast Track Access to Park Guell

Fast Track Access to Park Guell

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Beat the crowds, and get early access to Park Güell in Barcelona. Explore the stunning creations of Antoni Gaudí before the park gets too packed with people. Spend time marveling at the Hall of Columns, a mosaic lizard statue, beautifully planned viaducts and porticoes, and storybook-like gatehouses.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$27.00
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Skip the Line: Park Guell Admission Ticket

Skip the Line: Park Guell Admission Ticket

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Avoid long lines and the risk of tickets selling out with prepaid admission to Park Güell. The number of park visits is strictly controlled and the weather can make waiting outside for tickets unbearable. Your ticket guarantees easy access to Antoni Gaudí’s creative masterpiece, with its iconic Dragon Stairway, Greek Theater, Hypostyle Room, and views of the city and sea beyond.
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  • 1 hour
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Private Tour: Barcelona Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Private Tour: Barcelona Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Enhance your experience of the Catalonian capital on a full-day sightseeing tour of Barcelona. Receive the undivided attention of your private guide as you visit legendary landmarks like Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia, the atmospheric Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter) and the renowned La Rambla boulevard. Travel by luxury, air-conditioned vehicle and leave no stone unturned as you explore every inch of the city. Personalize your itinerary according to your interests and relish the flexibility of this private tour, on which pickup and drop-off from your hotel is included.
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  • 8 hours
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$670.35
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