At the top of the Montjuïc lies a lush Eden of grasses, flowers, trees, and fountains. Several wonderful public parks, all with varying themes, surround Barcelona’s Olympic complex. This is where the city showcases its natural beauty. Explore the Jardí Botànic, filled with incredible flowerbeds and gurgling fountains. Find a bench in the aridly beautiful Costa i Llobera Gardens and look up at the towering palms and bending cacti. Pack a lunch to eat beneath the shaggy Mediterranean pines in the Mirador del Migdia park—picnic tables are provided, as is the fantastic view of Barcelona’s busy port. Several of the parks are open round the clock, but the main attractions open at 10 am and close at dusk.
*Recommended by local expert Danny Adler*The Jardí Botànic costs €3.50 (€1.70 for under-25's). Most other parks are free.
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