Six wonderful green spaces in Barcelona

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I believe it’s needles to say that I really like everything green, be it green spaces, plants, green food (read: veggies) and the colour green itself. The green spaces are where I breathe, relax and go crazy with my camera. Here I have collected my six favourite green spaces in Barcelona, so get ready to go green:

Jardines Mossèn Costa i Llobrera

This place is for cactus lovers! It is located on the Montjuic mountain with stunning view over the port of Barcelona. Thanks to the micro climate on the mountain there grow exotic palms and cactuses here. There are usually not many people visiting, so you can enjoy it mostly to yourself.

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Location: Ctra Miramar 38

Mimosa Garden at Mandarin Oriental

This is the luxury version of a green space. This five star luxury hotel is located right on Paseo de Gracia and has a wonderful quiet garden in the back. Here you can relax in big lounge sofas with a magazine and a cockatil in hand and fuel up before heading out to the hectic Paseo de Gracia again.

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Visit the website here

Location: Passeig de Gràcia 38-40

University Garden

On Plaza Universidad you will (obviously) find the University of Barcelona. While most people wouldn’t go in there because of it being a university, you definitely should, as there is a large beautiful garden in the back. In summer there is often some kind of bar selling drinks, but if that’s not the case, then just bring a coffee to-go from one of the many cafes in the area.

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Location: Placa Universidad

Hotel Praktik Garden

If you’re really into green surroundings, then book your stay at the pretty little budget hotel Hotel Praktik Garden. The entrance is made like a green heaven with abundances of plants and trees (and this in right in the city center). The garden is as small oasis, perfect to relax after a day wandering the city.

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Visit the website here

Location: Diputació 325

Be Store

This place is also on my “Eight things I always do in Barcelona”-guide. At Be Store they have succeeded with transforming an old courtyard into a dreamy little space, where they serve light snacks and drinks in between selling clothes and accessories inside the store.

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Visit the website here

Location: Av.Diagonal 606

Park Guell

Well, it’s not very original to metion Park Guell as it is a huge tourist spot and on most people’s to-do list in Barcelona. However, I’ve always liked the park and throughout the years I have been there tons of times. It’s a nice place for a chilled Sunday walk and the view over Barcelona is amazing. It used to be free to walk all over the park, but some years ago, they made part of it private and now there’s a fee to enter some parts. Obviously it’s the most beautiful places that require payment (including the famous Gaudí bench), but it’s worth paying and actually the area has become much nicer since they added the fee. Now there is actually space enough to walk around and take pictures as they only let a certain number of people enter during each time slot. Remember to book tickets in advance though!

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Visit the webpage here

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– Christina

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