Parks and coffee breaks in the upper area

Low-key walk off the tourist path.

Barcelona 1 day 5 stops 1.9 hours All Season 741


The upper part of Barcelona has a different feel to it. It is more calm and well preserved. Streets are cleaner and parks are everywhere. Today we are focusing on these parks and the heritage of these spaces. We start of in the Putxet Hill, with views to better understand where we are in the city. We can get there with the L7 Metro Line, just 20 minutes from the city center. From there we go to three old mansion gardens now turned public, true gems of Barcelona's heritage in the upper part of town. We go to the Villa Florida, now a library and gardens with a lovely cafe. Now recharged, we enter the neighborhood of Sarrià. There we find the gardens of ca n'Altamira, a hidden treasure, really. Quick stop by the cemetery of Sarrià, interesting perspective on how people have lived and died for centuries. Finally, the gardens of Vila Cecilia. A large and fantastic place full of cafes, flowers and fountains. All part of an old private fortune now available for anyone to enjoy.

       This area of Barcelona is covered in old mansions with gardens turned into public parks. Come take a look!



El Putxet Hill

Park Cafe

Gardens ca n'Altamira

Sarria Cementery

Vila Cecilia Park

Tom Talley

Studied Architecture. Enthusiastic about buildings and humans. I take pictures with old cameras and like to explore the city by bike or using my own legs.



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