This blog post was originally posted on November 28, 2014 and was updated on February 2, 2018.
Looking for beautiful gardens in Barcelona? There are a handful of gorgeous and lush green corners across the city! Read up on our favorite spots to breath in some nature in Barcelona.
Jardins Mossèn Costa i Llobera
This beautiful garden is just another stop to make in Barcelona’s small hill, Montjuic. This succulent and cactus garden is of the most important of its kind in Europe with over 800 different species to boast. Combine the unique plant-life with the occasional view of the Mediterranean sea upon your visit. Not to mention as well as a panoramic view of Barcelona’s port at one mirador. All combined you’ve got yourself one of most interesting gardens in all of Barcelona.
Jardins del Palacio de Pedralbes
Pedralbes, the almost notoriously wealthy part of Barcelona, could be seen as one big playground for those who appreciate natural beauty. Furthermore, the Pedralbes Palace Gardens are no exception to this. Behind a 250 meter-long wall lush with abundant bougainvillea, you will find an immense garden fit for a king. Of course, that makes sense too. The old palace housed inside these gardens once served as the royal residence when visiting Barcelona. The sweet smell of eucalyptus mixed with pine trees fills the air in this wonderful escape from urban madness.
Jardins de Tamarita
Once a private residence’s gardens, the Jardins de Tamarita are the perfect setting to take a stroll. Here you can imagine what it was like to be part of the Catalan bourgeois of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The gardens are decked out in fountains, decorative pots and frilly sculptures that were very typical of the wealthier families. All of whom built large, showy homes outside the city during those times, and made having a fancy garden something stylish.
Jardins de la Universitat
One might not realize when standing in the center of Plaça Catalunya that just five minutes away they’ve got some of the leafiest, lushest gardens in Barcelona’s city center. Walking through the enormous front doors of the immense and rather tattered university building that stands in Plaça Universitat, you will find beautiful courtyards surrounded by dense vegetation, and you might think you’re somewhere in South America.