Mahatma Gandhi Gardens and Statue

Many of Barcelona’s streets, squares and parks are named after famous figures from Spanish history. There are also quite a few international names honoured including Anne Frank, George Orwell, Winston Churchill, John Lennon and Mahatma Gandhi.

Bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi Gardens (Jardins de Gandhi) were inaugurated in 2000 by the then Mayor of Barcelona Joan Clos. The small park in Barcelona’s Poblenou district includes a bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi which was donated by Fundación Comparte. The statue is the work of the famous Argentine sculptor / human rights activist Adolfo Pérez Esquivel.

Bronze Gandhi statue in Barcelona
Bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi by Adolfo Perez

The gardens occupy one city block and include a children’s play area with climbing frames, plenty of shade, park benches, an off lead dog area as well as pétanque courts. In addition to the statue of Gandhi one of the lawns features mosaic tiled waves.

Ceramic wave sculpture in Gandhi Park Poblenou, Barcelona
Grass and ceramic waves in the East side of the park

Location

Ramon Turró 267, Barcelona

How to get there

The nearest metro station is Poblenou on the yellow line (L4)
Tramlines T4, nearest sop Fluviá (on Av. Diagonal)
Bus number 7 also stops nearby.

Opening Times

The park is open 24 hrs.

Entry fee

FREE

Other Attractions Nearby

Rambla de Poblenou
Poblenou Cemetery
Can Framis Museum
EL Parc del Centre de Poblenou
Agbar Tower

Climbing frames in Gandhi Garden, Barcelona
The park includes a play area for 6 to 12 year olds

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Quick Guide – Gandhi Gardens

NameJardins de Gandhi
CategoryPark
Size1 block
Opening Hours24 hrs.
Entry FeeFree
NeighbourhoodPoblenou
Public TransportMetro Poblenou, Tram/Bus Fluviá
UnderfootCompressed sand/gravel and grassy areas
Sculptures / Public Art?Yes
Café / Refreshments?No
Drinking Fountains?No
Public Toilets?No
Children’s Play Area?Yes (6 to 12 year olds)
Sports / Fitness Equipment?Pétanque
Shady Areas?Yes
Dogs Allowed?Yes, the park includes an off lead area for dogs
Free WIFINo

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