Estació del Nord is located in the neighborhood of EIXAMPLE IN BARCELONA, and it is a small but precious park characterized by several shaded spaces. It is both simple and complex at the same time, an artistic jewel that combines orography with art to produce a place of extreme delicacy, where the decorative forms are a pleasure to behold.
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Making profitable the grounds released around the old station of railroads of North, closed in 1972, the architects Andreu Arriola, Carme Fiol and Enric Pericas designed a park of five hectares with sufficient space for the esplanades of grass and the wooded grounds. The North-American artist Beverly Pepper gave a decorative form and his personality to a green zone, finally inaugurated in 1988 and increased in 1999.
Art of its sculptures and reverberators are born from the natural lines of the park and combine them there with naturalness. On a side, in the shade, steps in spiral make it possible to go down between the trees; other, on the grass extensions, of the protuberances which marry with the ground, represent a sky “fallen”, made small vitrified ceramics parts of blue sky color. Precisely, “fallen Sky” is the title of this sculptural whole of the artist Beverly Pepper, clearly inspired by the style of Antoni Gaudí. The unit draws a surface with the diaphanous and clear lines, where the green of the grass slices with the blue of the mosaic, while proposing a full and active contemplation. The park is, moreover, one space of communication between buildings of Barcelona like AUDITORI, the TNC and the Archives of the crown of Aragon.
If you’re coming to Barcelona and you want to stay in the great and well-communicated neighborhood of l’Eixample, don’t hesitate to check our list with available APARTMENTS IN EIXAMPLE!
- Address: Carrer de Napols, Barcelona
- How get there: Metro L1 (Stop: Arc de Triomf or Marina)
- Price: Free
- Opening hours: 10:00 until nightfall
- Animals: Admitted