Parc de Les Aigües

The main entrance to the Parc de les Aigües park in Barcelona's Horta / Guinardo neighbourhood
Parc de les Aigües

Whether you are looking for a place to let your children play, somewhere to walk your dog, have a picnic or escape the heat of the August sun, El Parc de Les Aigües in Barcelona’s Horta/Guinardo district could be just what you are looking for. The park is very well maintained and the abundance of evergreen and deciduous trees afford both shade and privacy.

One of the children's play areas in Parc de les Aigües, Barcelona
One of the children’s play areas in Parc de les Aigües, Barcelona

El Parc de les Aigües (Park of the waters) owes it’s name to the fact that the land was previously owned by the Barcelona water company. The park is laid out in a series of terraces surrounded by dense vegetation. In addition to 5 children’s play areas there are table tennis tables, fronton & petanque courts, picnic tables, drinking fountains and a public library.

Memorial to the people killed by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima
Memorial to the people killed by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima

At the top of the park is a grassy area dedicated to the memory of those killed by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima at the end of the Second World War. Jardins de Hiroshima contains 2 large public sculptures; The Hiroshima memorial which consists of 22 white concrete slabs and The Buried Submarine by Josep Maria Riera i Aragó.

A slightly murky pond surrounded by shady trees in Barcelona
Parc de les Aigües Barcelona

Location

Plaça d’Alfons el Savi, Barcelona

How to get there

The main entrance to the park is next to the Alfons X metro stop (yellow line L4).

Opening times

10am ’til sunset (between 7pm and 9pm)

Entry fee

Free entry

Other attractions nearby

Hospital de Sant Pau art nouveau site
El Turó de La Rovira (viewpoint)
Park Güell
Gracia
The Sagrada Familia

Statue of a submarine buried in sand in a park in Barcelona
El submarino enterrado – The buried submarine by Josep Maria Riera i Aragó

El Parc de les Aigües – Quick Guide:

NameEl Parc de les Aigües
CategoryPark
Size19500 m2
Opening Hours10:00 – dusk
Entry FeeFree
NeighbourhoodHorta / Guinardo
Public TransportMetro L4 – Alfons X
UnderfootPaved, compressed sand and grassy areas
Sculptures / Public Art?Yes
Café / Refreshments?Picnic tables
Drinking Fountains?Yes
Public Toilets?No
Children’s Play Area?Yes, 5 including slides swings and a sand pit.
Sports / Fitness Equipment?Table tennis tables, fronton and petanque courts
Shady Areas?Yes
Dogs Allowed?Yes
Free WIFI?Not checked

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