Day Trip Rucksack
Small 10L day trip and museums rucksack
Parc Joan Miró occupies four city blocks behind Las Arenas shopping centre and is named after surealist painter Joan Miró. It was formerly known as Parc de l'Escorxador because it housed the old city slaughterhouse, most likely due to the bull ring being so near.
The modern park was inaugurated on 12th of May 1983 and was remodelled in 2006 to include an underground parking and parks & gardens maintenance centre. The side of the park facing onto Calle Tarragona has a 22 metre high sculpture called Dona i Ocell (woman and bird sculpture) by Joan Miró that the artist completed in 1982 a year before his death.
The park is not grass but mostly sand with many palm trees, a child's play area, bowls area and an enclosed dog area. There is also a basketball court and ping pong tables. On the side facing Calle Villamari there is a public library.
The park is open generally during daylight hours opening till 22h in the summer and 21h in the winter.
No access restrictions at Parc Joan Miro. Ramps for bicycles and pushchairs at most entrances.
Address: Carrer de Arago 2, Barcelona. 08015
Nearest TMB METRO is Plaza España on green (L3) or Red (L1) lines or Tarragona on L3 (green) line.
City walk in Barclona in the Eixampla Right area passing via La Modelo former prison museum, Park Joan Miro and Arenas former bull ring shopping complex at plaza Espana.
Distance: 4.41 Km
Return Travel Fare: T-Casual Zone 1
Transport Network: Barcelona Metro