Once in a while we all need to have some time off; just a few moments to rest from the crowd and hectic lifestyle of the city. In Barcelona, an unexpected oasis of tranquility is found on the north-western border of the city, in the Sarrià-Sant Gervasi district.
Neighboring Parc Güell looks nothing alike – daring and audacious, this would not be your first choice to enjoy neither nature nor silence. Parc Túro del Putxet, on the other hand, is a hilltop gem, with lush fragrant gardens, thick crowns of trees and maze of secret narrow alleys.
You won’t find here any sculptures or monuments; it has little significance for the history of Barcelona, other than being in favor of the Barcelona bourgeoisie in the 19th century, who chose to construct here gorgeous villas and thus, retreat from the bustling city. What you can – and should – do here, is simply wander around the labyrinths of flower-bedecked lanes, enjoy those rare moments of calmness and piece, and only stop to admire panoramic views over the city, with Torre Agbar glowing in the distance and crosses of Sagrada Família rising above the city.
Metro: Vallcarca & Lesseps