Barcelona Parks, Gardens and Green zones & Zoo de Barcelona • Rose Park
This little park at the top of Diagonal is a real gem. On a space of just over 4ha they have assembled more than 15,000 roses of over 200 different varieties. Even Regents park looks lame compared to the sheer overwhelming variety on display on this little patch of land. You could comfortably walk the park in 5 minutes from end to end but you’d be astonished how long it will take to make one single round. The park has several routes you can take with signs all over the place explaining the history and origin of the different roses to be found. You could embark on the classic or Asiatic route and follow the trails of the development of the rose throughout the centuries and continents. The park hosts varieties from the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Indian sub continent. With the biggest variety of roses being of Asian origin. Due to the vast amount of roses you’ll find classic and even ancient species and more importantly new modern roses.
Since the inauguration of the international Rose week in 2001 this park has seen a constant increase in new varieties from all over the world. For one week in the middle of May you’ll see more than 60 new varieties of roses on display on a patch of 900m2 in the centre of the park. A great chance to see local and international talent in rose growing techniques. The week also hosts workshops on rose growing, discussion groups and has been host to a variety of conferences including the historic connection between perfumes and roses. Visit the information centre at the top of the parc for more information on the different activities during the international rose week.
Next to the rose park is the rest of the Park de Cervantes with children’s play ground, water dispensers, picnic tables & benches for several families. A great little spot to have your takeaway or picnic if you don’t mind the constant rumble of the traffic zooming past you on Diagonal and Ronda Litoral.
To get to the park jump on the green line (L3) direction Zona Universitaria and get off at the last stop. The rose park is about a hundred meters further up diagonal.
The information centre is open Mo-Wed 11am-14:30 and 16:30-19h in May and June. From July until the first half of September they’re open in the evening from 18:00-20.30h.