There are parks that are almost forest-like. High up in Nou Barris, the leafy pine grove in the Turó de la Peira is filled with the scent of Mediterranean plants, and it is easy to forget, for a few minutes, that you are in Barcelona.
The Turó de la Peira neighbourhood was first established in the early 1960s in Barcelona, and encroached on part of a large area of parkland, which now occupies an area of some 8 hectares. The first park in the Nou Barris district opened in 1936 and was remodelled in 1977, using land that once belonged to the old farmhouse of Can Peguera. It slopes up the hill from which it takes its name in a spiral of circular paths that take us to the top which is crowned by a cross. The top of the hill can also be reached by a series of stone steps. On the way up there are landscaped grass areas and, near the top, the leafy pine grove. There are areas for relaxation, with benches, viewing platforms and children’s play areas, and the top of the hill boasts breathtaking 360º views of Barcelona.
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