Where there’s water, there’s life. And the Llobregat River, although all along its path it is heavily exploited, still reaches the sea with sufficient force to form a delta and, with it, some natural surroundings of great biological value. The delta natural areas are protected and shared between the towns of El Prat de Llobregat, Viladecans, Gavà and Sant Boi de Llobregat. You can follow different signposted routes, where you’ll enjoy distinct natural settings: from lagoons and wetlands to pine woods on dunes and unspoilt beaches with rear dune vegetation. Observing the fauna, especially the waterfowl, is one of the great attractions of the place. Moreover, the delta is one of the few places in Catalonia where you can see ‘trencadalla’ (Asper squamatus), a herbaceous plant of the Malvaceae family that produces large pink flowers; and also 22 different species of orchids have been catalogued. In short, one of the few examples of wetlands that exists in the middle of a metropolitan area in the whole of the Mediterranean arc.
Book a table for lunch at Fosbury Cafè, in the Passeig Marítim de Castelldefels. The restaurant is part of the ‘Flavours of the Vegetable Garden’ campaign, with a modern design, spacious terrace and rooms for different kinds of events.