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Parc de Joan Miró

Parc de Joan Miró

This large park with lots of open space is also known as the Parc l'Escorxador (so named because it stands on the site of the old municipal slaughterhouse: escorxador in Catalan) and is used by visitors and locals from Barcelona's Eixample Esquerra to relax. This great urban "lung", full of possibilities, is located at the south-west end of the neighbourhood and is the perfect appetiser before you begin exploring the monumental Plaça Espanya.

In 1979, Barcelona began dismantling its old municipal slaughterhouse. The result was the first large urban park of the post-Franco Barcelona: a city which sought to renew itself and instinctively knew that it was necessary to undertake planning projects that would address new social needs and bring about the renovation of obsolete sites for new uses. In this case, a group of young architects, headed by Beth Galí, designed a park that occupies four blocks of the Eixample, which Ildefons Cerdà – the architect behind the Eixample district – had originally envisaged for this part of Barcelona. The park, which is known locally as the Parc de l'Escorxador, is a jigsaw puzzle of different elements set out around a cement plaza designed to host all kinds of events and activities. Around the plaza, there are platforms on different levels, pathways, pergolas and landscaped areas with pines and evergreen oaks, which are the ideal place to take a stroll and enjoy your free time.

An artificial water channel runs parallel to Carrer Tarragona, lending coolness to this side of the Parc de Joan Miró. This is the site of Joan Miró's 22-metre-high monumental sculpture Dona i Ocell (Woman and Bird). Like the park, it was dedicated in 1983, shortly before the artist's death. There is a public library on the other side of the park, which is named after Joan Miró.

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Address: Carrer d'Aragó, 2 (08015). Barcelona
Phone: 010
Web site: www.bcn.cat/parcsijardins
Opening time: December, January & february, daily from 10am to 6pm.
March & November, daily from 10am to 7pm.
April & October, daily from 10am to 8pm.
From May to September, daily from 10am to 9pm.



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Accessibility details


We strongly recommend the integrated accessible play area for families with children. It features inclusive play equipment which can be interpreted in more than one way so that the benefits of play can be enjoyed by everyone. In other words, it provides different routes and equipment that can be used at different speeds and rates. Special emphasis is placed on tactile play equipment, table games and those involving sensory experiences. All the equipment has been chosen so that all children, regardless of their abilities or disabilities, can use the area unaided or with the help of their parents or assistants. Each game has a plaque indicating the recommended age of the child it is intended for.

Ten of the city’s parks have this type of fully accessible children’s play area.
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Last update: 03/09/2012

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