Day Trip Rucksack
Small 10L day trip and museums rucksack
The Mossèn Costa i Llobera Gardens,
The Mossèn Costa i Llobera Gardens (Montjuïc Cactus Gardens) in Barcelona, were inaugurated March 1970 and have been recently refurbished with additional access gates from caraterra Miramar. The refurbishment was to fix the structural consolidation of the space and the replanting of a large part of the plants that had been victims of the cold.
The winters of 1985 and 1987 were particularly cold with frost. Climatic obstacles that meant a significant reduction in the number of species. When the space opened in the early 1970s, about eight hundred different species grew there. In the winter of 1985, for about a week, the city recorded temperatures of six degrees below zero on a sustained basis. The second frost, that of 1987, was a new blow, which was deadly for many of the plants and reduced their variety by almost 40%. It also caused the sudden death of many of those who had been resting after the first frost two years earlier.
The Jardins de Mossèn Costa i Llobera are a joint project between architect Joaquim Maria Casamor i d'Espona (architect and landscaper) and Joan Pañella i Bonastre (Teacher and specialist at the gardening school).
It had been several years since work was being done to plan the adaptation of these species to the city. When the option of arranging the Montjuïc area where the gardens are located today was considered, there was already a significant collection of species from the Canary Islands, Andalusia and other nurseries in Mediterranean cities. Some plants from the Pallanca collection from Italy had also arrived.
The Montjuïc Cactus garden has step free access from Passatge de les Bateries with the main paths being ramps.
I recommend taking a water bottle because there is no drinking water fountain inside this garden.
Address: Caratera de Miramar 38, Barcelona. 08038
Nearest metro is Drasanes or Parallel on the green (L3) line.
The Mossèn Costa i Llobera Gardens Have multiple entrances: