Parc de l’Espanya Industrial

Giant 32m statue of the dragon of St George in Barcelona

Dragon sculpture by Andrés Nagel

A stones throw from Barcelona’s main railway station, the Parc de l’Espanya Industrial is best known for the 12m high dragon sculpture by Andrés Nagel. The sculpture doubles as a childrens’ slide and is commonly used by skaters  and BMXers (Note the “BMX or die” slogan spray painted above one of the ramps).

The park gets it’s name from the old textile mill which originally occupied the site. When the mill closed Barcelona city council bought the land and converted it into a park centred around an artificial lake with fountains, waterfalls and a statue of Neptune.

Statue of neptune in the middle of the green lake in the Parc de l'Espanya Industrial Barcelona

Neptune by Manuel Fuxà

The lake is flanked by steep concrete terraces with imposing lighthouse towers, a municipal sports centre and a grassy area with plenty of shady trees, several sculptures, 2 basket ball courts and a children’s play area.

A row of lighthouses at the Parc de l'Espanya Industrial in the Sants neighbourhood of Barcelona

The striking “Lighthouses”

Location

Carrer Muntades No. 1, Barcelona

How to get there

Turn right as you leave Sants train station.

The nearest metro stop is Sants Estació on lines l3 and L5 (yellow and blue lines). Tarragona (L3), Hostafrancs (L1), Plaça de Sants (L1) and Plaça Espanya (L1& L3) are also nearby.

There is also a subterranean car-park underneath the park.

Stone statue of two girls riding atop a bull in Barcelona

Oxen of Plenty by Antoni Alsina

Opening Times

10am to sunset.

Entry Fee

FREE

Other Attractions Nearby

Parc de Joan Miro
Les Arenes
Plaça d’Espanya
The Magic Fountain
Caixa Forum Barcelona

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Park Guide – El Parc de l’Espanya Industrial

NameEl Parc de l’Espanya Industrial
CategoryPark
Size46000m2
Opening Hours10am – sunset
Entry FeeFree
NeighbourhoodSants – Montjuïc
Public TransportMetro – Sants Estació
UnderfootPaved & grass
Sculptures / Public Art?Yes
Café / Refreshments?Yes, open air cafe
Drinking Fountains?No
Public Toilets?Yes
Children’s Play Area?Yes
Sports / Fitness Equipment?Yes, 2 basket ball courts and table tennis tables
Shady Areas?Yes
Dogs Allowed?Yes
Free WIFIYes
Panoramic view of the Parc de l'Espanya Industrial in Barcelona with distant views of Tibidabo

Parc de l’Espanya Industrial, Barcelona

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