While often exotic parks are located in off the beaten track areas, in Barcelona, you can find a charming natural garden - Montjuic Cactus Park - just several minutes walking uphill from the city center.
Montjuic Cactus Park Barcelona, Spain
The Cactus Park in Barcelona (originally called Jardins de Mossèn Costa i Llobera) – situated at the foot of Montjuic – is one of the best places to escape the city for a few hours and enjoy tropical plants during the sunny day.
Montjuic 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 - Montjuic Cactus Park. It's a perfect spot for every person who appreciates green areas filled with unusual cacti, various species of succulents or one of the most breathtaking views of Barcelona.
In Montjuic Cactus Park in Barcelona, 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 an easy-going but unique atmosphere. Once you pass through the thick cactus forest, feeling almost like a guest of the wild jungle. After just a few steps further, you suddenly notice a spacious garden filled with different kinds of succulents and other tropical plants - all originate from all around the world.
In Montjuic Cactus Park, there are many places where you can enjoy the walk between medium-size palm trees. When reaching the top of the hill, admire a spectacular view of the sea and the port of Barcelona.
Have you ever been to Montjuic Cactus Park in Barcelona, Spain? Do you know any other worth-visiting exotic gardens? Share with me your thoughts!