Take the bicycle and go around the spring-like green places before the mosquitoes attack you!
1. Parc de la Ciutadella
With a perfect access for bicycles, this is one of our favorite places, situated in the district of Ciutat Vella. This park has 17 hectares, which were declared a historic monument in 1951. This is because in the same park you can find buildings from the 19th century which are in perfect condition and statues as singular as the Mammoth that was made in real size.
You also have to take a walk around the gardens, through the earthen pathways. And what if we get tired of pedaling? We can row for a while in the lake of the park.
2. Laribal’s Gardens.
These gardens are situated in the district of Sants-Montjuic and we can get there on bicycle, but we’ll have to park it at the entrance.
This place rounds up all the peace that we sometimes cannot find in other parts of the big city. It is composed of a series of terraces that communicate through pathways and stairs, which will take us through the native and exotic vegetation and through a great diversity of ponds and waterfalls.
And finally, we will arrive at the famous Font del Gat, an incredible fountain situated at the exact point for observing the views of Barcelona.
3. Horta’s Labyrinth
But if you need a place for meditating, the best you can do is lose yourself in this labyrinth in the district of Horta-Guinardó. You will be helped by its wild plants, its fountains and its streams, which form the oldest park of the city 18th century. You will be able to sit beside mythological characters like Eros who, as a statue, will be waiting for you in the middle of the garden; or you will also be able to enter and inspire yourself in the pavilion dedicated to the muses. At the last stop, in contrast to all the life in these gardens, you will find a false cemetery, but keep calm, there are no more gravestones.
4. Collserola Natural Park
In order to get to this park you will have to pedal with all your strength until you arrive at the outskirts of the city. But once there, the whole nature, country houses, hermitages, fountains, swamps and streams will compensate your effort. And you can always rest or have a picnic while you observe all the little movements of Barcelona.
*And remember: please take care of the environment and ride the bicycle only within the indicated zones.
Enjoy these surroundings and get to love them like we have!