Jardin Botanico de Barcelona

Jardin Botanico de Barcelona

Jardin Botanico de Barcelona
3.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Neighborhood: Sants-Montjuíc
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  • Parc de Montjuïc • 8 min walk
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CarolienBAC
Leuven, Belgium8,264 contributions
Mar 2022
A disappointment, to be honest. A substantial part of this garden is still under construction. And we found the garden in itself lacking color (we visited in springtime). The wide pathways were certainly good for accessibility, but to me the use of so much concrete felt out of place. Perhaps after a few years the visiting experience will be better.
Written May 28, 2022
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Kate C
3 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
Massively disappointing!!
Everything looked like it had been neglected for some time, most plants were dead or non existent, lots of weeds, all the exhibitions were closed and just no points if interest. Its a huge space with so much potential but is like they have given up on it. The toilets were disgusting and the one member of staff was disinterested and grumpy
Written November 7, 2022
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Chris
Bideford, UK99 contributions
Jul 2022
After struggling for some time to actually find the entrance we gained free entrance with our Barcelona Travel cards. This is a massive location split into different area's. We went on a really hot day and found little shade. The part we saw was desert like with few plants and mainly just sand. Although we did find a few giant cactus looking plants which we had never seen before.

I'm sure if you were dedicated enough to travel around the whole location you might find some interesting planting with some more lush area's or shade.

In total we were disappointed and left after walking around for an hour. We did find some water fountains which were welcome bottle fillers but the only toilets were back at the entrance - so be prepared.

If we were to visit Barcelona again we would give this place a 'miss'.
Written August 2, 2022
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Otto B
Barcelona, Spain75 contributions
Sep 2021
Botanical garden, September walk through the 4 Mediterranean areas, Chile and California, Mediterranean regions, Australia and South Africa, well organized, nice . A relax time also for children aged more than 8 and teens . By bus, metro and a walk on the morning mountain.
Written October 15, 2021
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Douglas A
Zurich, Switzerland364 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
There's a reason that no one has reviewed the Botanic Gardens of Barcelona in English in the last six months... it's just not worth it.

My wife and I usually love the botanic gardens of any city as a haven from the hustle and bustle, a place to wander through shaded pathways, to learn more about plants, to have a picnic, or perhaps just rest under a shady tree. The Barcelona botanic gardens affords the first, but none of the rest.

We had been visiting the Montjuic fort on a hot summer day and wanted a nice walk down through the gardens to the art gallery. Our first mistake was trying to get in the back way from the upper slopes. There's only one entrance and that is at the bottom of the hill across the road from the olympic stadium.

Having paid our 3.50 EUR entrance we looked around for a cafe or air conditioned bookstore facilities. Nope. They have a collection of poorly stocked vending machines instead (they do have toilets though). So we set off to visit the "exposition" space at the top corner of the gardens. We slogged along the broad concrete boulevards in the full midday sun, with the heat reflecting off the concrete and back onto us.

What we did see was a selection of plants laid out thematically from around the world. They did seem to be universally from arid areas, so forget the lush and verdant botanic gardens you might find in other great european centers. It actually reminded us a lot of the botanic gardens in Canberra, Australia. A very similar harsh climate, and similarly set on quite a steep hillside, but the gardens in Canberra had a lot more diversity and interesting nooks and crannies. The Barcelona gardens also seemed neglected with quite a few dying or dead plants and zero evidence of any gardeners on the middle of a Monday.

We shortly reached the exposition center to find a two story 50m long building that was apparently completely deserted and with no displays set up. We got a beverage from a vending machine and just sat on the slate floor for 15 minutes. At least it was in shade from the building.

Seating was sparse in the gardens and where we did find some it was in full sun. There were no picnic spaces, only a half-acre of dry stubble that had a sign warning us to keep out. There was only one semi-interesting water feature down near the bottom of the slope, towards the exit of the gardens.

The only saving grace at the end of the day was that the gardens are small and we spent only half an hour there, mostly gazing out at the view over the olympic park from the deserted exhibition center. Avoid this afterthought of the 1992 olympics!
Written July 31, 2017
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VictoriaBath
Manchester, UK225 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
Why this hidden gem of a garden is so under-publicised, under-utilised and ignored is a real mystery. Located behind the Olympic Stadium just a five minute walk from the City Tour-bus stop, it is not mentioned on the list of attractions on the maps, the signage to direct you there is really confusing and when you arrive the entrance is not obviously signed to welcome visitors. We met two couples wandering up the hill trying to find it and they were going in the wrong direction, thinking they were following the signs correctly. We only stumbled on it by good fortune. When we finally worked out where the entrance was -the entrance sign was contemporary minimalist, but unfortunately invisible -we told the man at the ticket desk that there were people wandering around trying to find it. He said he has been reporting it for months but nothing has changed!!
Once inside it's a gardener's delight, Mediterranean-climate plants from all over the world are growing according to their regional zones. Paths, benches and infrastructure are in great condition suitable for all abilities, great views over the city, drinking water fountains are dotted around the site. The plants are well-labelled and there is plenty of interpretive lectern information boards. Having just escaped from the over-crowded and over-exploited Park Guell, which is a pilgrimage site for garden-lovers, this garden was quiet, serene, almost deserted, but in its way just as magical -and full of wildlife. There was a display of amazing Bonsai trees in one corner of the garden. There are good toilet facilities, but only vending-machine drinks and snacks, no guide-book, just a leaflet/map and a few post cards for sale. There is construction work taking place adjacent to the site which are hopefully improvement works,
Why this exceptional garden is so under-marketed is inexplicable, but it is well worth the visit for any garden/plant lovers, especially if you've always wanted to know the names of those holiday plants!!
Highly recommended, Barcelona should be proud of its botanic garden, not keep it hidden!!
Written May 19, 2015
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Lante
London, UK121 contributions
Barcelona Botanic Garden is very different from many botanic gardens having been created only in 1999. It is Late-Modernist in style and, situated high on Montjuic just above the Olympic Stadium, it has amazing views across the delta.. Plants are grouped according to their origin in one of 5 regions sharing a Mediterranean climate - California, central Chile, south and south-western Australia, southern South Africa. and of course the Mediterranean, which is sub-divided into Eastern and Western Med, Canary Islands and North Africa. The garden was nominated for the Euroopean Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture and when I visited it in September 2009 it had a great sense of openness and space that was truly calming and inspiring. It's a 14-hectare site so time is needed to see everything It's just a few minutes walk from the Olympic Stadium, has nice clean toilets and a very informative information leaflet to guide one round. Highly recommended!
Written January 4, 2010
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Colin
Hanley Castle, UK81 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
An interesting concept, plants segregated by geographical location and some lovely specimens, on the whole well labeled.
Collection of amazing bonsai but the person watering them didn't even know how old they were!!! Much more could have been made of their presentation. Didn't find this place 2 years ago as all road signs direct you to the Historic Botanic Garden which is close by.... Would like to visit at a different time of year. Free entry after 3pm on Sunday. Just enough time to look around as it closed at 7pm.
Very weed filled and unkept in places but probably understaffed and underfunded like many such places.
Written June 2, 2019
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Jemima
6 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
I always visit botanical gardens on holidays regardless of the time of year and this is the first time I was disappointed. The staff was grumpy and disinterested ! After walking around for 15 minutes we left. Nothing interesting to see, it felt more like a maze designed to confuse.
Written February 2, 2019
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NorwichTraveller1
Norwich, UK153 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
This place is quite run down, clearly there isn't much love her. The place has a wide variety of plants, and I love the concept of walking around different places, but the place really needs some TLC. There are lots of areas with no plants, numerous plants without labels etc and was clearly really nice - 10 years ago.

Barcelona City council or whoever owns this should spend some money here as it would be a great tourist attraction.
Written October 26, 2018
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