Turó Park | Barcelona Bus Turístic

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Turó Park

An idyllic space next to Avinguda Diagonal

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A space that was formerly home to an amusement park is now a secluded park dedicated to music and poetry. Turó Park, inaugurated in 1934, still conserves many of its original trees, a pond covered with lily pads that bloom in the spring and a collection of sculptures that pay homage to musicians and poets from the period.

Why visit Turó Park?

Turó Park, which takes its name from the amusement park that occupied the site until 1929, is one of Barcelona’s most emblematic green spaces. The park, designed by Nicolau Maria Rubió i Tudurí and dedicated to the poet Eduard Marquina, is a large and elegant garden, with a hundred-year-old carob tree, laurels, magnolias, poplars, palm trees, holm oaks and a pond surrounded by trees.

Another notable feature is the sculptures located throughout the park. In fact, there are two routes to discover the park’s secrets. If you follow the botanic route, you can observe in more detail all the trees, bushes, plants and flowers that make up the park’s rich plant life, whereas the poetic route takes you from sculpture to sculpture. The most significant ones include the one dedicated to the cellist Pau Casals, the Josep Clarà sculpture in honour of the tenor Francesc Viñas and, in the meadow "La ben plantada", by Eloïsa Cerdan, a piece in bronze in homage to the writer Eugeni d’Ors.

 

How do you get to Turó Park?

You can get to the park by hopping off at the Francesc Macià – Diagonal stop on both the Red Route of Barcelona Bus Turístic and the Blue Route and then walking along Avinguda de Pau Casals to its entrance.

 

For the most curious of you

  • Did you know? Turó Park is Barcelona’s first public park to not admit dogs. To protect its natural and sculptural heritage Barcelona City Council decided to build a 1,000 m² space especially for dogs just five minutes from the park.
  • Local’s tip: In the middle of the park there is a nice café with a terrace that serves Turkish food. A good place for brunch.
  • A must: To enjoy peace and tranquillity without having to leave the centre of Barcelona.