Category Archives: Parks & Gardens



Jardins de les 3 Xemeneies – Barcelona’s Graffiti Park

Jardins de les 3 Xemeneies or Gardens of the three chimneys is the most urban of Barcelona’s urban parks. Located near Montjuïc in the Poble-sec neighbourhood, the park gets it’s name from the 3 brick chimneys which are all that remains of an early 20th century power station built by the Barcelona Traction Power and Light MORE»



Parc de Les Aigües

Whether you are looking for a place to let your children play, somewhere to walk your dog, have a picnic or escape the heat of the August sun, El Parc de Les Aigües in Barcelona’s Horta/Guinardo district could be just what you are looking for. The park is very well maintained and the abundance of MORE»



Parc de l’Espanya Industrial

A stones throw from Barcelona’s main railway station, the Parc de l’Espanya Industrial is best known for the 12m high dragon sculpture by Andrés Nagel. The sculpture doubles as a childrens’ slide and is commonly used by skaters  and BMXers (Note the “BMX or die” slogan spray painted above one of the ramps). The park gets MORE»



Mahatma Gandhi Gardens and Statue

Many of Barcelona’s streets, squares and parks are named after famous figures from Spanish history. There are also quite a few international names honoured including Anne Frank, George Orwell, Winston Churchill, John Lennon and Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi Gardens (Jardins de Gandhi) were inaugurated in 2000 by the then Mayor of Barcelona Joan Clos. The small MORE»



Joan Miró Park and the Woman & Bird Sculpture

The main attraction at Joan Miró Park is the 22m high Woman and Bird Sculpture (Dona I Ocell). This somewhat phallic tiled statue was constructed in 1983 just a few months before Miro’s death. Although the the main body of the sculpture might look inherently masculine, the vertical black hole on one side indicates that MORE»

 

Central Park…..Poblenou!

Poblenou’s very own Central Park; “El Parc del Centre del Poblenou” opened in 2008 and was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. I’d describe the park’s style as “Post Industrial Recovery” which is a reflection of the surrounding area. When the park first opened the trees’ trunks were painted white to represent buildings. As the trees MORE»