The great views of the Parc de l'Oreneta
The Parc de l'Oreneta -The Swallow Park- is one of those jewels that tend to escape from the main routes of a city with as many attractions as Barcelona. Indeed, tourism focuses on the center of the city and with the exception of a few places such as Parc Güell, few are travelers who venture to less traveled places but offer some spectacular views of Barcelona as is the case of the Parc de l'Oreneta.
This park becomes a continuation of the Collserola forest that surrounds Barcelona and is proclaimed as the best of the watchtowers to contemplate the city. In fact, the Parc de l'Oreneta becomes an urban forest more than a park in itself. The amount of pines, oaks and enzymes offer an ideal shade for the summer months.
The park consists of 17 hectares and offers all kinds of fun for the little ones. Along its dirt paths you will find areas enabled for the game, a small steam train which makes a journey of more than 600 meters through the interior of the park and an area where the smallest can be ride on the backs of a pony To unleash your emotions.
Views from the viewpoint of l'Oreneta
The name of the park comes from one of the old farms that were in those lands and ended up being declared public at the end of the seventies.
Inside the park you will find several trails to explore this green lung of the city. At your pace you will discover a varied and deep Mediterranean vegetation mix with the pine as the main protagonist as well as fruit trees, holm oaks and a lot of aromatic herbs such as thyme or rosemary.
You can also link to the famous Carretera de les Aigües, an ideal place to practice sports in the city with pure air and spectacular views of Barcelona.
Playground in the Parc de l'Oreneta