We know that as in the comfort of your home there's no place in the world.
However, there is nothing more exciting to explore your new city than going out and discovering the variety of green spaces near you. In fact, there are still corners full of nature where many tourists have not arrived... and we are looking forward to welcoming you!
From the most hidden corners to the jewels located on the boulevard of an avenue, at B*Local we know perfectly the places near The Passage where you will be able to isolate yourself from the busy rhythm of the city.
1. Palau Robert Gardens
A journey to explore the bourgeois Barcelona of the 19th century at the birth of L'Eixample.
A place whose beauty is sheltered in the routine. You are probably going to walk hundreds of times during your stay in Barcelona, but you will not notice them until you read the following sentences... The Palau Robert Gardens are, without a doubt, the perfect spot to find your haven of peace in the middle of the hustle and bustle.
Open your eyes (and your lungs) wide in this green space of Barcelona to travel to the past through its history.
The Palau Robert was born in the midst of the splendour of Catalan Modernism, when the Robert i Surís family ordered the construction of a majestic hotel complex in the middle of the city. Their wishes were cut short by the Civil War, and later the building would house the Department of Culture of the Generalitat. Despite this, its gardens have become a natural jewel in the heart of the Eixample district for anyone who needs a moment of peace in their daily walk.
Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 107.
2. Salvador Espriu Gardens.
An ode to Catalan literature on the asphalt.
At the top of Passeig de Gràcia, where one of the city's most majestic avenues begins, we find the Salvador Espriu Gardens, also previously known as the Jardinets de Gràcia.
You can find works of art dedicated to important figures of Catalan literature, such as Joan Maragall, Pompeu Fabra or Salvador Espriu. Surrounded by magnificent sculptures and a peaceful atmosphere in which you can enjoy a relaxed chat, they are the perfect option for discovering the surroundings of your new home, which is only 5 minutes away on foot.
Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 118.
3. Garden of the Casas-Carbó house.
A secret jewel that few people know about.
To finish this tour, we rediscover a place that only the experts in Barcelona know well. The garden of the Casas-Carbó house hosts an interior treasure with stone benches, tiles, pots and a simple coffee machine. The climbing plants and the majestic central tree finish off the secret corner, peaceful and calming even though it is in the middle of Passeig de Gràcia.
From here you can admire the back side of La Pedrera, also located in the same block. The building has been home to the Massimo Dutti shop for years, and in the past it was also the headquarters of the old Vinçon shop.
Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 96.