The Joan Maragall gardens are located on the mountain of Montjuïc in Barcelona and surround the Albéniz Palace, which was built for the 1929 Universal Exposition to accommodate the Royal Family and their guests. To this day it remains a residence of the Royal Family, who visit the place whenever they come to Barcelona. You can access the gardens through the entrance right behind the National Palace, near the Olympic Stadium.
In the gardens, you will find lots of sculptures of rare beauty as well as classical parterres filled with vegetation dating back to the early 20th century. The 32 sculptures, each created by a different artist, include, among others, Joan Rebull's "Girl lying down", Ernest Maragall's "Allegory of the sardana" and Theophile Eugène's "Susana in the bath".
The gardens were designed by the landscape architect Jean Claude Nicolas Forestier and created as a place of rest for King Alfonso XIII, where he could enjoy peaceful strolls during his visits in Barcelona.
The garden houses a variety of Mediterranean trees and shrubs, such as olive and pine trees as well as more exotic species, such as magnolias and Cicas.
|Geographical coordinates||41.3675285, 2.1540652|
|Address||08038 Barcelona, Avinguda dels Montanyans|
|How to arrive?||official transport site|