If you're yearning for a serene retreat from the bustling city streets of Barcelona, look no further than the enchanting Botanic Gardens. Nestled in the picturesque setting of Montjuïc Hill, this green oasis provides a tranquil space for you to unwind and discover the diverse flora from around the world, all in one captivating location.
One sunny Sunday morning I found myself with nothing planned and decided to make a visit the Barcelona botanic gardens called Jardí Botànic which are only about 10 minutes walk from the Olympic Stadium.
I had a little difficulty finding the entrance to the gardens because it is not that well signposted however we have provided a map below so hopefully you won't have the same difficulties I had finding the way there.
|Beautiful orange flowers|
The gardens offer an oasis of peace, tranquillity and beauty that I can't put into words. Plants are truly little miracle workers, and here you will see them in all their glory. You will see plants creating flowers with stunningly vivid colours so pure I felt mesmerized. If you take the time to really look at each flower and not just glance at them, you will see the depth of pure natural colour crimsons, oranges, yellows along with other plants that create subtle colours like soft muted purples.
Colours are not the only thing you will marvel at. The air in the different zones of the Botanic gardens was filled with natural perfumes, sweet, soft, lemon, lavender and honey, scents that gave the colours an added dimension of reality.
|Soft muted purple coloured flowers|
The central part of the Botanic Gardens has a "bee house". At first I could only hear a gentle buzz but later I saw them collecting the nectar from the pink blossoms in the trees.
My impression of bees up until this point had been that of noisy, frenetic creatures however these bees seemed to hardly make a sound, and they seemed so very peaceful as they went about their duties in a laid back manner.
After only a few minutes of walking around the Botanic Gardens I felt I had entered a Zen monastery, calm and peace and cleanliness. It is clear that the caretakers of these botanic gardens truly love these plants.
As you meander through the meticulously designed gardens, you'll be transported to different continents as each section showcases the unique plant life native to various regions, including Mediterranean, Californian, South African, Australian, and Chilean landscapes. This global tour of flora is not only fascinating but also serves as a gentle reminder of our planet's incredible biodiversity.
The Barcelona Botanic Gardens are more than just a collection of beautiful plants; they also play an essential role in conservation and research. As you explore the gardens, you'll gain an appreciation for the efforts being made to protect endangered species and promote environmental sustainability.
Jardí Botànic de Barcelona is a botanical garden located in the area of Montjuïc Park. The park contains and conserves Mediterranean plants form different parts of the world that have a climate similar to that of Barcelona.
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Location map showing the walking routes to Jardí Botànic from the nearest metro stops.
Carrer del Doctor Font i Quer, 2
|Barcelona's Botanic Gardens have a wide variety of beautiful coloured flowers|
We have provided below the location, nearest metro, parking, contact telephone number and opening hours of the Botanic Garden in Barcelona.
Jardí Botànic de Barcelona
Carrer del Doctor Font i Quer, 2
08038 Barcelona, España.
Tel: +34 93 256 4160
How to get to Botanic Garden of Barcelona
Metro: Poble Sec (Green Line, L3) and España (Green Line, L3)
Hop on hop off sightseeing tourist bus stop
Nearest stop for Botanic Garden of Barcelona is "Fundació Joan Miró" or "Anella Olímpica" with the "hop on hop off" sightseeing bus
Jardí Botànic: 13
Can Valero / Passeig del Migdia: 150
|A green walkway through Jardi Botanic offering you an oasis of calm|
|You will enjoy fabulous aerial views of Barcelona from Barcelona's botanic gardens|
|January||Monday - Sunday||10:00 - 17:00|
|February - March||Monday - Sunday||10:00 - 18:00|
|April - May||Monday - Sunday||10:00 - 19:00|
|June - August||Monday - Sunday||10:00 - 20:00|
|September - October||Monday - Sunday||10:00 - 19:00|
|November - December||Monday - Sunday||10:00 - 17:00|
Entrance fee: €5.00
Access for people with a disability: reserved parking, ramps, toilets
I absolutely loved my time at the Botanic Gardens and would recommend it for anyone that wants to escape to enjoy some peace quite and beauty. You also have the benefit of some wonderful panoramic views of Barcelona as you can see from the photos above.
As you stroll through the Barcelona Botanic Gardens, be sure to take the time to relax, breathe deeply, and absorb the sights, scents, and sounds of this remarkable sanctuary. In a city renowned for its architectural marvels, the Botanic Gardens offer a verdant respite that will leave you feeling refreshed and inspired.
For more information about the Botanic Garden of Barcelona, you can visit the official website for Jardí Botànic de Barcelona.
Website: Jardí Botànic de Barcelona