Spring in Barcelona. Four essential walks
In Hostalin we are happy because the spring has arrived, the blood changes.
These are days when you want to go out on the street to enjoy something as simple, fantastic and cheap as walking. Is there anything better than feeling the May sun on your face as we walk aimlessly? Or sit down to rest on a terrace of a cafe in the shade of banana trees already full of leaves?
The truth is that it does not take much more to be happy. Walking and enjoying a healthy cooing is enough. If we raise our heads, we will discover that on the balconies of the careful Barcelona geraniums have already bloomed.
But if we want to take full advantage of the walks in spring, we can look at a few specific areas of Barcelona where nature shows its best face.
In Hostalin we have our preferences and, as we love to share them, we reveal what they are. Here we propose four indispensable places of the city for a good spring walk.
1) Carretera de les aigües
Do you want to see Barcelona from a privileged place? Well, let’s start with a walk up completely, in one of the mountains that preside Barcelona, Collserola. From there, we will have breathtaking panoramic views of the city, at the same time we will be in full nature.
We will take the Railways of the Generalitat until the Peu del Funicular stop to link with the Funicular until the stop Carretera de les aigües. Leaving this station, we will find ourselves right in the middle of this road that has more than 10 kilometers of walk bordering the carena.
We can walk as much on one side as on the other. The two routes are fantastic. With very little gradient and a considerable width, this trail is ideal for both walking and running routes or cycling.
2) Rose Garden Cervantes – Rosaleda Parque Cervantes
Now, let’s get down a bit. Close to the subway stop of the L3 Zona Universitaria is the Parc Cervantes. It is a site that is not very well known, but it is really worth it. And more in spring.
Because if anything characterizes this season of the year is that it is time of flowers. In this sense, the Parc Cervantes is a marvel. And you see that “alone” is specialized in a type of flower. Yes, a single type of flower … But, what a flower! It is, more or less, the most famous in Catalonia: the rose.
The rose garden of the Parc Cervantes contains about 10,000 rose bushes of almost 2,000 species of roses from around the world. And look at the data: during the period of more flowering of these roses (between May and July), they can get to present some 150,000 open roses!
3) Parc de la Ciutadella
If you stay in one of our downtown Barcelona options and you are a bit lazy, no problem. The parc of Ciutadella is your green space.
Because of its location, it is the ideal place to look for a shade of one of its lime trees or one of its magnolias and sit down to rest. And when you have recovered, pay attention to this advice that we make from Hostalin: if you are lucky, behind the stairs of the Monumental Waterfall you will find a jazz saxophonist who usually take advantage of that little corner to improvise a few pieces for the sake of art.
This park, in addition to being central, is the most important in Barcelona since the Universal Exhibition of 1888. It is built where there was the old military citadel that controlled the city in the mandate of Felipe V in the eighteenth century. The land recovered a century later to design a large green space essential in a Barcelona that was already overcrowded by industrial development.
And the proposal triumphed. Still today it is the park par excellence of many people from Barcelona
4) The beach
Very close to the Parc de la Ciutadella, we will find another ideal place for these days: the beach. Because … who said that the beaches are only for the summer? The real good season for the beach is spring.
Although Barcelona has almost five kilometers of beach, in summer it is difficult to find a space to put the towel. During these spring months, on the other hand, we can walk without stress. The sun will not burn us and, at the same time, from the end of May to get into the water will not be crazy either.
Do not miss the experience of strolling along the promenades that you will find from the Barceloneta seaside quarter to the Forum Park, passing by the Olympic Village. Among other things, because if you are of life, you will find an impressive gastronomic and leisure offer.
Apart from these four walks that we propose from Hostalin, surely you know or you have discovered other wonderful places to enjoy in the spring.
What is your spring site par excellence? Surely you can discover some other paradise in the city!
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