- Open Air
This Botanical Garden is an absolute delight to explore, arranged by geographic provenance.
Metro: L1 (Red) - Espanya
L3 (Green) - Espanya, Poble Sec & Paral·lel
FGC (Ferrocarrils): Espanya
Bus: 55, 13 & 150
Set atop a gentle slope within the Park of Montjuïc, the Botanical Garden of Barcelona takes visitors on a nature-filled journey through the four seasons of the year, with plants, trees, and flowers from the five regions of the world enjoying the Mediterranean climate. The primary mission of the Garden is to preserve Mediterranean plants around the world and educate the public about their unique qualities and characteristics. Other goals include conserving and documenting the natural flora of the Catalonian region, fostering knowledge and appreciation of botanical species, and promoting overall respect and admiration for the environment.
The Botanic Garden enjoys a close relationship with the Botanical Institute of Barcelona, located in close proximity to the Garden, on the top of Montjuïc. The Institute is a prestigious center dedicated to plant research featuring a seminal library and one of the region’s largest herbariums.
I guess there isn't quite as big of a variety of plants as in some other botanical gardens but I like that the plants seem native to the area or climate (keeping water conservation in mind - always a good thing) and it's very spacious. You can walk up and see gorgeous views and the place itself is very well kept. It's nice to wander and relax, and enjoy solitude. It's also only 3.50€ or free after 3pm on Sundays, so it's not exactly breaking the bank.