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Parc del centre del Poblenou

The new Parc Central del Poblenou is an architectural gem combining different areas and a variety of plantations. A much needed green “lung” in the former industrial area of Poblenou.

The park was designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel and opened in spring 2008. It covers a surface area of 55.000 m2 between the Carrer Bilbao, Carrer Marroc, Bac de Roda and Diagonal. It provides an oasis of calm, which clearly defines the inclusive social spirit of the new Poblenou. The perimeter wall outside the park is covered with Mediterranean plants and a Gaudí styled gate leads inside.

The Plaça de la Sardana is a main meeting place, and it is located in the centre of the park surrounded by huts where kids can play.

An area resembling a lunar landscape has a collection plant, which are a further example of Jean Nouvel’s concerns to preserve the environment.

Most of the park with its dense vegetation, comprising willows, shady trees, lianas and flowers, is irrigated by groundwater. Nouvel wanted his signature park to be used by the entire community, linking different habitats and creating a place where people can relax, sit on the metal chairs or under the shade of the lushes, colorful plants and trees.

Opening hours

December, January & February: daily from 10:00 - 18:00
March & November: daily from 10:00 - 19:00
April & October: daily from 10:00 . 20:00
From May until September: daily from 10:00 - 21:00

Address

Avinguda Diagonal, 130 08018 Barcelona, Spain

Public Transportation

Metro: L4, stop Poblenou.
Bus: 7, 40, 42 and 71.
Tram: T4, stop Pere IV i Fluvìa
Website
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