While often exotic parks are located in off the beaten track areas, in Barcelona, you can find a charming natural garden just several minutes walking uphill from the city center.

 

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The Cactus Park (originally called Jardins de Mossèn Costa Llobera) – situated at the foot of Montjuïc – is one of the best options to escape the city for a few hours and enjoy tropical plants bathed in sunlight.


 

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Montjuïc is a hill on the southwest side of Barcelona. It’s a heart of the city when it comes to exotic plants, tropical species, historical monuments, museums and cultural heritage at all. On the east side of the hill, a little gem is hidden – a perfect spot for every person who appreciates green areas filled with unusual cacti.

 

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In the Cactus Park, you can find more than 800 kinds of cacti and each of them will surprise you by its peculiar shape, colour and texture.

 

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A few different walking paths inside the park allow you to spend your leisure time wandering here and there in a unique atmosphere. Once you pass by the thick cactus forest, feeling almost like a guest of the wild jungle. After a few steps, you suddenly notice a spacious garden filled with differents kinds of succulents and other tropical plants – all originate from all around the world.

 

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You can reach a spot with plenty of medium-size palm trees and then if you go a little bit forward, you find yourself on the top of the garden admiring a spectacular view of the sea and the city’s port.

 

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Are you ready to start your own adventure in the Cactus Park? 🙂

 

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How to get to the Cactus Park in Barcelona

 

■ A walk from the Poble Sec straight to the Cactus Park

■ A cable car from Port Vell to Miramar

■ A funicular from Parallel to the top of Montjuic

■ A bus from different points of the city to Montjuic

 

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