Catalunya en Miniatura
Catalunya en Miniatura is a mini park established in 1983 in Torrelless de Llobregat. It is considered to be one of the largest miniature parks in the world because of its 60,000 square meters devoted to the scale models. It displays over 150 models of palaces, churches, bridges, from Catalonia and Mallorca. Furthermore, it includes all the work by the architect Antoni Gaudi.
The first concept of creating this park came from Hans (Johannes A.) who had also been previously involved in designing and constructing a mini- Europe in Brussels and a Minimundus in Austria.
In June 1985 Nicolau Casaus, Vice President of FC Barcelona, laid in place the first stone of camp Nou and Mini Estadi scale models.
The scale models of Sagrada Familia church required 13.000 work from six different people. Dali Theater and museum took over 500 hours from two different people; the Montserrat Mountain took over 5,000 hours of work from three different people.
If you haven’t got much time to explore more of the region then a visit to Catalunya en Miniatura is the perfect solution! You’ll be able to see all the famous sites of the region including Sagrada Familia, Camp Nou, Figueres-Dalí Museum and Montserrat all within the space of a day. It can be a fun and entertaining day out for all the family with many different activities to enjoy.
There are in total more than 150 models of iconic monuments occupying the park. Moreover, there is also an amphitheatre, picnic area, children’s play area and a small train which can give you a tour of the site in 10 minutes (€2 adult, €1.50 child).
Furthermore there is an adventure circuit, Bosc Animat, with a ropes course and 4 different circuits with varying degrees of difficulty but all with the maximum amount of fun.
The most popular pieces in the park
Admire Gaudí’s masterpieces in great detail and up to 48 small works of art that represent the city’s amazing buildings. Here, soccer fans can see the Camp Nou in great detail and history buffs can admire Barcelona Cathedral.
A little further on, the wonderful city of Girona is also represented by many sculptures. The main ones being the Girona Cathedral and the Dalí Museum. It is famous for its extravagances dedicated to the man behind some of the most famous surrealist works of art. In addition to this, there are many other places to recognize here in miniature Catalonia!
How to get there
You can get here By Car It takes approximately half an hour to reach the park from Barcelona. Take the A2, exit 602 and follow signs to Torrellas de Llobregat, the park is located shortly after.
You can also take the number 62 bus from Barcelona at C/Riera Blanca. It takes approximately 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes by public transport.
The park is open every day 10.00 – 18.00. In the summer months it is open for longer until 20.00. During winter it is only open on weekends, however, it is best to check the official website for exact opening times throughout the year.
Tickets and Prices
The park is, in fact, divided into two parts. On the one hand it offers a miniature exhibition with reconstructions in the main monuments. On the other hand it offers an adventure tour. The price of the ticket for the adventure tour always includes a visit to the miniature exhibition. It varies according to the age of the visitors from 12,75€ for children to 18,70€ for adults. The price of tickets for the simple visit of the exhibition is 8.70€ for children and seniors and 11.90€ for adults. In addition, it is possible to have an audio guide for an extra 2€. You can access the park from Monday to Sunday from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.