Botanic Gardens

From: Barcelona Travel Guide

See also: National Palace (MNAC) Magic Fountain

Barcelona Botanic Gardens
This beautiful and vast 35 acre botanic garden was inaugurated in 1999 and designed by a skilled team of experts that included landscape artist Bet Figueras, horticulturist Artur Bossy, biologist Joan Pedrola and architects Josep Lluis Canosa and Carles Ferrater.

The gardens are located on Montjuic Hill and offer superb views of Barcelona and also of the Olympic Stadium. There are numerous paths that wind there way around this peaceful garden that lead to areas inspired by different geographic areas such as plants from the Canary Islands, California, Australia and South Africa.

The Botanic Gardens also offer audio guides which provide a great deal of information about the wide variety of plant species which include trees such as beech, ash, argan, olive trees and oak as well as many plants.

The botanic Gardens also have informative guided tours of the site available which are often only available at the weekend.

The Botanic Gardens are located on Montjuic Hill within the Parc de Montjuic which is less than a mile southeast of the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya and the Magic Fountain.

Travel Guide
Travel to the gardens can be by subway to Espanya (Line 1 and 3) and by bus to Parc de Montjuic (13, 55 and 150) and the Montjuic Funicular in El Ravel which connects the Paral-lel Station with Monjuic Hill and links up with subway Lines 2 and 3.