The Jardí Botànic Històric (Historic Botanical Garden), a tiny gem among the gardens of Barcelona, nestles in the hollows of two disused quarry pits in the Foixarda sector of Montjuïc, behind the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (National Art Museum of Catalonia, MNAC). Because it is enclosed by steep slopes and situated on Montjuïc’s shady side, cold air accumulates at its lowest levels. As a result, temperatures can be up to four degrees colder at the bottom than in the upper areas of the garden. This favours the growth of Euro-Siberian plant species typical of colder climates.
How to get here
150 Pl. Espanya-Castell de Montjuïc
L1 and L3 to Plaça Espanya. In Avinguda Maria Cristina, take the escalator up to the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC). The entrance to the Garden is behind the MNAC car park, between the escalators that go around the monument to Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia.
The entrance to the Garden by car is through Avinguda dels Muntanyans, behind the MNAC car park.
- January, February, March, October, November and December, Monday to Sunday, from 10 to 17 h
- April, May, June, July, August and September, Monday to Sunday, from 10 to 19 h
Note: last admission half an hour before closing time.
January 1, May 1, June 24 and December 25