Barcelona Botanical Garden
A paradise for Mediterranean climate plants
Barcelona Botanical Garden’s 14 hectares are home to more than 1,300 species of plants from various parts of the world where there is a Mediterranean climate. The objective of this garden is to protect and promote collections of Mediterranean plants from all around the world.
Why visit the Botanical Garden?
Located on a gentle slope of Montjuïc Mountain, the Botanical Garden offers the opportunity to take a different stroll in each season of the year through the plant life from five regions in the world with a Mediterranean climate: Australia, California, Chile, South Africa and the Mediterranean Basin.
In contrast to other museums, this space is constantly changing. Not all of the new species that are cultivated every year in nurseries and planted in the Botanical Garden are able to adapt to the climate or the soil and accordingly disappear from the collection.
The current Botanical Garden occupies a space between the Olympic Stadium, Montjuïc Castle and the New Cemetery. Inaugurated in 1999, the Botanical Garden forms part of the Natural Sciences Museum. Barcelona is also home to an earlier garden, the Historic Botanical Garden, which was constructed in 1930 and is still conserved. It can also be visited at Montjuïc, just behind the car park of the MNAC.
For the most curious of you
- Did you know? The total number of species represented is more or less 1,350, but the ultimate aim of the Botanical Garden is to reach 4,000 Mediterranean species from all over the world.
- Local’s tip: The Botanical Garden offers good views of the Llobregat delta and of the Olympic Ring, with the Garraf massif and the Collserola sierra in the background.
- A must: For lovers of gardening.