- Open Air
- Open Air
Making this space yet another example of the efforts Barcelona has taken to create a sustainable city for its residents.
Metro: L5 (Blue) - El Coll | La Teixonera
L3 (Green) - Penitents
Bus: 24, 31, 32, H6 & 92
Once a quarry, now a green space with a lake that serves as a public pool for neighborhood residents during the warm summer months. That’s the main draw of this park, located in the city’s hills, just below the Collserola mountains, which still maintains the distinctive feel of the site it sits upon.
Another one of this park’s highlights is its spectacular panoramic views overlooking the city, which you can take in without the overwhelming crowds that flock to other popular lookout points, like the Bunkers of Carmel.
For lovers of sculpture and architecture, Creueta de Coll also boasts the work of Eduardo Chillida, entitled Elogio del Agua (Elegy to Water). Made of concrete and weighing in at 50 tons, this splendid figure can be found suspended over the water, held up by just four steel cables anchored to the rock, giving the sculpture an illusion of lightness and levity. Another work to take in here is Totem, a long and skinny iron-cast monolith by Ellsworth Kelly.
Along with these treasures, this relaxed park also features a delightful picnic area where visitors can spend a relaxing afternoon in the great outdoors, all without leaving city limits.