El Parque de la Ciudadela
It is one of the biggest green spaces in the city centre. Rich in vegetation and a wide variety of birds are to be found here. It is also one of the most active parks in the park, where a lot of cultural activities are organised. There is a central pond. Between the buildings, the Parliament of Catalonia, the so-called Castels of the three Dragons (zoologic museum) and the Invernadero, a building of iron and crystal, are to be noticed. There is also a part with sculptures, of which one of the most emblematic is the Woman with the Umbrella, that has become a symbol of the city. Within the park, you will find the Zoo de Barcelona, containing more than 4,300 animals.
El Parque de Montjuïc
The mountain of Montjuïc is nowadays a place for spare time and sport. During the 20th century, Montjuïc has transformed drastically and now offers the city elements such as the Magic Fountain, the Pavilion Mies Van der Rohe, the National Palace (the current MNAC) and "el Poble Espanyol". The vegetation is mostly based on Mediterranean species that make the park green, no matter what time of the year.
There is also a Botanic Garden, the Olympic Stadion inaugurated in 1929 for the Universal Exposition of Barelona and remodeled for the Olympic Games in 1992, and the "Palau de Sant Jordi".
El Parc de Collserola - Massís de Collserola
Sportive zone where you can get in contact with nature. The highest point is located at a height of 512 m, where Tibidabo is situated, the emblematic attraction park and from where you can enjoy wonderful panoramic views over the city. You will also find the church of the "Sagrat Cor", which is visible from many parts in the city. The tower of Collserola is also located on this mountain, constructed by the architect Norma Foster for the Olympic Games held in Barcelona.
El Parque Güell
Declarated as Human Heritage by UNESCO. It is one of the best-known works from Gaudí, where the architect tried to create an urbanization that was in harmony with nature. This is why not one single straight line can be found in this park. One of the most interesting parts is the Sala Hepóstila supported by 86 columns. They support the large circular place above, from where you have beautiful views over the city and you can rest on the fabulous mosaic benches. At the entrance of the park, you can find the Dragon fountain with fantastic colors. Furthermore, the house where Antoni Gaudí lived, is now a museum where you can see furniture designed by Gaudí.