The mountain of Montjuic offers many beautiful gardens, full of fresh air, flowers, cacti, and much more. Because of these gardens that you can find in Montjuic, including the Botanical Gardens of Barcelona, the mountain is referred to as the green lung of the city of Barcelona. From our boutique hotel Casa Vaganto, it is only an approximate 10-minute walk to the Botanical garden! What more could someone want?
If you are curious about the botanical garden and what they offer, then keep reading to find out more.
The Botanical Garden Barcelona, or as they say in Catalan, Jardí Botanic de Barcelona, offers visitors a walk throughout the different seasons in the year as the garden shows vegetation from five regions in the word with a similar Mediterranean climate. Those regions where you can find similarities in the climate are Australia, California, Chile and South Africa, including of course the Mediterranean Basin. The purpose of the Montjuic Botanical Garden is to conserve the collections of Mediterranean plants, with its main objective being the conservation of the natural heritage of Catalonia.
The Institut Botanic de Barcelona (IBB), which is a prestigious center jointly managed by the Barcelona City Council and the Spanish National Research Council has a close relationship with the botanical garden. In the IBB, there is a large library and one of the largest herbaria in Catalonia. The IBB is located in the Montjuic Park, in the upper part of the garden.
The Botanical Garden is home to more than 1,300 species of plants, and covers 14 hectares. In comparison with other museums, the space is constantly changing, since the plants adapt themselves to the climate or soil.
The garden offers peace, tranquility, and beauty. The plants are little miracles because of the beautiful colours and shapes, and scents of the flowers. As said before, there is diversity between the plants because of the different zones where they originate from, and below you can find some information about the areas and their plants.
The different areas that shape the Botanical Gardens of Barcelona: