Barcelona has many parks and gardens, with areas for children, ponds, fountains… These places are always interesting, whether for their plants, urban design or sculptures.
The most known ones are Parc de Montjuïc, Parc de Collserola and Parc de Ciutadella. The Parc de Collserola, a protected natural site covering a surface area of some 8.000 hectares, is Barcelona’s green lungs. There you will find a wide variety flora and fauna and several archeological remains (a Neolithic cave, an old monastery of the 12th century, a hermitage, etc.). You can also go for a walk or for a ride.
There is the Parc del Laberint too (the oldest garden in Barcelona, Neoclassic and covering 55 hectares), Parc de Cervantes, Parc de l’Oreneta (you can see all Barcelona from there, besides it’s a perfect place to go with children since there are ponies and a small railroad), Parc de la Guineueta and Peira’s Hill.
Parc Güell, which is probably the best known park in Barcelona, is a great example of Gaudí’s architecture and also offers a beautiful view of the city.