Situated on gently sloping terrain in Montjuïc Park, Jardí Botànic de Barcelona (Botanical Garden of Barcelona) offers visitors a different walk in each season of the year as they observe vegetation from the five regions in the world with a Mediterranean-type climate.
The purpose of the Jardí Botànic is to conserve and disseminate collections of Mediterranean plants from around the world. Among its main objectives are: the conservation and documentation of the natural heritage of Catalonia; to promote botanical and naturalist culture; and to promote knowledge of and respect for nature.
The Jardí Botànic has a close relationship with the Institut Botànic de Barcelona (IBB), a prestigious centre jointly managed by the Barcelona City Council and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). The facilities at the IBB, which specializes in botanical research, include a large, comprehensive library and one of the largest herbaria in Catalonia. The IBB is located in Montjuic Park, in the upper part of the Jardí Botànic.