Jardins del Doctor Pla i Armengol
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These gardens first opened in 1930, constructed by architect Adolf Florensa and named for the doctor who owned the old Mas Ravetllat building. After being closed for decades, the park and gardens finally reopened in December 2019 and cover some four hectares in the Horta-Guinardó district, with four entrances, on Ronda del Guinardó, C/Cartagena, Av. Mare de Deu de Montserrat and C/ Torrent de Melis. More than just a place to lay your picnic blanket, this green space focuses on biodiversity and boasts a historical and natural richness. You'll find structures build specifically to enhance the presence of fauna like nests for birds and bats, wooden pyramids for insects and floating surfaces for amphibians. The pools you see around aren't for us to swim or wade but for insects to breed in order to feed the likes of birds and turtles. There's also an urban garden, and the Mas Ravetllat building is still there, now housing the Núria Pla museum.
Av. de la Mare de Déu de Montserrat, 132
|Transport:||Guinardó-Hospital de Sant Pau (M: L4)|
|Opening hours:||Daily 10am until sundown|