- Open Air
- Open Air
The Catalan painter Joan Miró gifted Barcelona with the sculpture Dona i Ocell, which now presides over the park.
Metro: L1 (Red) - Espanya
L3 (Green) - Espanya & Tarragona
FGC (Ferrocarrils): L8 - Pl Espanya
Joan Miró Park is one of the many sites in Barcelona that offers a peaceful respite from urban life and helps to create a more sustainable city. Located on lands originally owned by the municipal butcher, the plot was re-imagined as a much-needed green space in the industrialized Barcelona of the early 1980s.
Its main tourist attraction is the sculpture Dona i Ocell (“Woman and Bird”), created by painter, sculptor, and ceramicist Joan Miró. Standing 22 meters tall, cast in concrete, and standing over an artificial pond, the sculpture represents a female figure with a bird resting on her hat, Dona i Ocell was a gift from the Catalan artist to the city of Barcelona.
Aside from the sculpture, the park hosts a wide array of plants and bird life, and boasts a great number of palm trees, gorgeously presiding over its approximate 5 hectares. Keeping company with the palms are pine trees, oaks, and eucalyptus, filling the space with the lush foliage of quintessential Mediterranean vegetation.
The sublime blend of these species divides the park into two distinct spaces: the garden, creating the ideal habitat for flora and fauna; and an open meadow spanning 6,000 square meters, lined with winding garden paths under the shade of vine trellises. Thanks to these lovely features, taking a walk through the park becomes a truly refreshing way to beat the heat during hot summer months in the city.
Nice Park near the Futbol Stadium
On our first visit to Barcelona we visited the Place de Espanya and did some sightseeing in the area. We took the elevator to the top of the Arenas Shopping Mall...It is an outdoor walkway at the top of the old stadium that has been converted to a large multi-level shopping center.
The views from the walkway were pretty amazing. As we walked around you get unobstructed views of the plaza, government buildings, and Park of Joan Miro. The park is a beautifully landscaped area with palm trees, monuments. and nice open spaces.