That picnic in the grass, with a checkered tablecloth … An image that evokes the good weather and also that country air and freedom. Today we recommend five places to enjoy this tradition so English and we have imported. You take the snack, or breakfast, or lunch, and enjoy outdoors a proposal of the most rustic. We are a rural hostel urbà, so we already have the implied touch in the name. We are also, a few minutes from the center of Barcelona and the Prat Airport.
A Picnic on the Llobregat River
They told you fifteen years ago and you would not have believed it. Today, it is possible to have a picnic on the banks of the Llobregat River. In its final stretch, right next to the urban core of El Prat, a river park has been created with green spaces to enjoy nature. In the river you can have a picnic under the shade of the trees in the central section. You will be sitting on the lawn and relaxed, in a very quiet environment away from the center of town.
To get to the stretch of river closest to the urban core, you just have to follow the Virgen de Montserrat Avenue towards the river. The street starts, or ends, depending on how you look at it, there. A ten minute walk from MuchaMasia. And by bike, in a trice after you plant.
Picnic in the shadow of Joan Miró
Barcelona breathes art and avant-garde. The capital has always been ahead in artistic trends. And the artist Joan Miró has contributed to it throughout the 20th century. Joan Miró is considered one of the masters of surrealism. In the mountain of Montjuïc is the Fundació Miró, which hosts a large part of its works. But our proposal takes us to a park located next to the Plaza de España, in Barcelona itself. There is one of the icons of Joan Miró, the sculpture “Dona i Ocell” that surely you have seen in many of the guides about the city. Well, we suggest you to have a picnic under the shade of this sculpture, symbol of Barcelona, in a large park. In this space runners and outdoor sportsmen abound, as well as ample green spaces to celebrate your picnic.
To get to the Parc de Joan Miró you only have to take bus 165 or 65 and get off at Plaza España. Just behind the Las Arenas bullring, you will find the Joan Miró Park.
Parc de La Ciutadella, the lung of the old Barcelona
Another classic of the visits to Barcelona is the Parc de la Ciutadella. It is located at the gates of the Born neighborhood, which we have already talked about in other articles. The Parc de la Ciutadella respects the grounds of the former defense fortress of Barcelona and now houses the Parlament de Catalunya. In its environment has created this large urban park, which also contains the Zoo of Barcelona.
The Ciutadella Park is one of the icons of Barcelona to enjoy green spaces. It has plenty of points to be able to picnic and sit in the cool. You can choose to be near the lake and the waterfall. Or for planting the checkered tablecloth near the Natural History Museum. The good thing about the Ciutadella is that there is always an atmosphere and it is a perfect place to sit and watch all the people of the city go by.
To get to the Parc de la Ciutadella from MuchaMasia we suggest you take the train in El Prat and get off at the Estació de França. The park is on your right.
A picnic near by Montjuïc
The mountain of Montjuïc is the closest mountain to the sea of Barcelona. In it there are several well-known venues, such as the Palau Sant Jordi or the MNAC. And also other corners not so frequented by tourists as the gardens of its slopes. From MuchaMasia we suggest you stroll through the gardens of Mossen Cinto Verdaguer. There are several gardens on the hillside, but this one has a special charm. The careful style of the ponds and the sinuous shapes make it a very unique environment. Under some trees, on the lawn, you will enjoy a picnic without comparison in Barcelona.
To get to the Jardines de Mosén Cinto Verdaguer, it is easiest to take the 65 or 165 bus to Plaza España and then go up to the mountain of Montjuïc.
The Poble Sec Viewpoint
We continue on Montjuïc, on the mountain of the sea of Barcelona. This time we suggest you to have a picnic on the hillside that leads directly to the sea. It is the Mirador del Poble-Sec park. The views from this park fall directly on the neighborhood of Poble Sec, and on the coastline of Barcelona. And what we can tell you is that it’s worth it. In addition, the park has perfect little corners to stand, sit and take out the tablecloth and eat.
To get to the Mirador del Poble Sec we suggest you take the bus 21, which links El Prat with the final section of the Avenida del Paral·lel, at the foot of Montjuïc from the sea side.