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Parc de Joan Miró – between nature and culture

Parc de Joan Miró – between nature and culture

The Parc de Joan Miró, located in the heart of the EIXAMPLE DISTRICT OF BARCELONA, is also called “Park of the Escorxador”. Neear PLAÇA D’ESPANYA, the park is the best option if you need some rest after a day of sightseeing or shopping in the streets nearby. Moreover, Joan Miró’s park is situated in a crowded area of Barcelona where many people go to rest and relax.

Inaugurated in 1983, the park was dedicated to Joan Miró, the famous artist of Barcelona. This is a place where everyone can find a way to have a pleasant time and enjoy the nature. Do you want to live near Parc de Joan Miró during your stay in Barcelona? Barcelona-Home can help you find an ACCOMMODATION IN EIXAMPLE.

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Nature in the heart of the park

Large spaces have been made to let people walk under the trees to feel like they are lost in nature, forgetting the rest of the city. Large paths surrounded by palm trees are everywhere in the park, giving it a tranquil atmosphere.The park is quite big and so you can easily take a long walk to unwind and relax. For those willing to take some rest, shoals are available for purchase everywhere so can take a seat and enjoy the views.

Fused with the urban fabric designed by Ildefons Cerdà, the Joan Miró park occupies the site of the old slaughterhouse in the city. This is equivalent to four blocks from L’Eixample. Here you can observe various plantations of pines, holm oaks and palm trees.

History of the park

This place is the first in which a new use was given to urban spaces with obsolete equipment. Birthing a new interactive space, the land that had once been  occupied as an old slaughterhouse, became a prime example of the new urban strategy initiated by democracy. In search of a new movement for the recovery of our city,  this park made progressive growth to create an extensive and quality-filled public space, making it an emblematic piece.

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The most important sculpture: Dona I Ocell

Dedicated to Joan Miró, a statue finished in 1983 represented the genius of the artist. Located at the heart of the park, this ceramic mosaic sits at 22 meters high. The sculpture in called Dona I Ocell, or “The Woman and the Bird”.

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At one end of the pond, in the large square located at the height of the streets of Tarragona and Aragó, this unique and beautiful sculpture towers over the large green space. It is composed with mostly trencadís; and it has become one of the parks greatest figure. Later, this piece was donated to Barcelona by its creator.

Abundance in sportive installations

At the corner of the park, some large sportive installations are free to use if you are feeling active during your stay. Full-size basketball courts are available as well as table tennis equipment. Furthermore, the park gives you many options if you want to  enjoy an afternoon of sporting. However, if you want more options– there are a lot of SPORT ACTIVITIES IN BARCELONA.

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A place for the family

Families are more than welcome in this park, above all this park is very family oriented. A SPECIAL AREA FOR CHILDREN with several games is available. In that space, children can enjoy slides and others fun activities.

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Practical Information

  • Address: Carrer d’Aragó, 2, Barcelona
  • Phone number: +34 807 11 77 00
  • How to get there: Metro L1 (stop: Rocafort), Metro L3 (stop: Tarragona)
  • Price: Free
  • Opening hours: 10:00 until nightfall
  • Animals: Admitted


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Written by: xavi


Hello there! I love to travel, and Barcelona is a great city to live, thats why I decided to write about it and share my experiences!

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