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Mossèn Cinto Verdaguer Gardens and Joan Brossa Gardens

Green spaces for children and adults

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These two interconnected gardens dedicated to Catalan poets stand out due to their natural beauty and recreational facilities. Located on the lower part of Montjuïc, they form part of a natural environment where adults can rest while their children enjoy themselves in the play areas.

Why visit Mossèn Cinto Verdaguer Gardens and Joan Brossa Gardens?

Mossèn Cinto Verdaguer Gardens were constructed over an old quarry at the bottom of Montjuïc Castle and were opened in 1970. They specialise in aquatic, bulbous and rhizomatous plants covering 2,800 m² of flower beds featuring lilies, tulips, hyacinths, narcissi and anemones, among others. The gardens also contain various sculptures, like the one by Ramon Sabí in homage to Jacint Verdaguer, after whom the park is named.

The Joan Brossa Gardens, for their part, were opened in 2003 on land previously occupied by Montjuïc Amusement Park, which closed in 1998. To maintain the area’s recreational identity, three zones exclusively for games and sound experimentation instruments were created and a zip-line was installed at the bottom of the park. In fact, they are more like a forest park than gardens, given that they still contain most of the amusement park’s pine trees and palm trees and the layout of its natural paths.

 

How do you get to the Mossèn Cinto Verdaguer Gardens and Joan Brossa Gardens?

The easiest way to get to them is to take the Montjuïc cable car and hop off at the Mirador stop, which is just a few metres from the entrance to the Joan Brossa forest gardens. The Telefèric de Montjuïc stop on the Red Route of Barcelona Bus Turístic is right at the bottom of the cable car route.

 

For the most curious of you

  • Did you know? Two constructions from the old Montjuïc Amusement Park have been preserved, the "Parasol" and the "Damm Kiosk", which can be seen in the Joan Brossa Gardens.
  • Local’s tip: If you visit Barcelona in spring when the flowers are blooming, it is advisable to go to the main entrance of Verdaguer Gardens as it receives visitors with a spectacular coat of arms of Barcelona in bulbous plants framed with large magnolias.
  • A must: For families with adventurous children.