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El Jardí d'Aclimatació de Montjuïc

The Jardí d'Aclimatació de Montjuïc is one of Barcelona's most peaceful parks. A calm oasis where you can take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the wonderful plants. With more than 230 different species, this is undoubtedly one of Barcelona's most interesting botanical sites.

The gardens were created by Nicolau Rubió i Tudurí in 1930, after the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition. The first plants consisted of examples from the five continents that had been used to landscape the exhibition grounds. Planting continued after the Second World War until the end of the 1980s.

The Jardí d'Aclimatació is set out on two levels connected by stone steps. The upper level contains an area of pergolas for climbing plants. As you walk around, you'll come across benches where you can rest and admire the flora.

A park of exceptional beauty, with beautiful species including pride of India, ziziphus and white siris. Some of the plants are unique and seldom found in Barcelona, such as the saffron tree, Australian willow, African coral tree and Japanese wax tree.

The aim of the Jardí d'Aclimatació was to see if plant species from other parts of the world could adapt to Barcelona's climate. Acclimatisation gardens originated in the eastern Mediterranean and, thanks to them, we have discovered new species and the diversity of local flora has been enriched.

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