1. Parc Joan Miró
Home to Miró’s colourful “Dona i Ocell” sculpture. Relax under palm oases, pine trees and pergolas. There’s a large square, children’s play area, and ping-pong tables.
You’ll find 14 themed parks and plenty of open green spaces. Several museums and galleries are located here, as well as the Olympic Stadium and Palau St Jordi.
3. Botanical Garden
Great views over Barcelona. Hundreds of species of Mediterranean plants and flowers are preserved within a landscaped recreation of their natural ecosystem.
4. Parc Tres Xemeneies
Graffiti artists are allowed to paint here so there’s a lively underground ambience. Popular with the skater crowd and local Raval residents.
5. Parc de la Barceloneta
This divides Barceloneta and Vila Olímpica, and is near the seafront. Ideal for those moments when you’d rather lie on the grass instead of the sand.
This park comes to life in the spring, especially on a Sunday when it’s teeming with people relaxing, picnicking, playing guitar, juggling or practicing their aerobic yoga routines.
7. Parc Nord
The enormous blue, ceramic sculptures by Beverly Peppers undulate throughout the area like giant blue waves, and contrast beautifully with the lush green grass.