Things to do and see in Parc Collserola forest natural park
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7 things to do and see in Parc Collserola area.

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Updated: Apr 30, 2022

by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

Behind Barcelona is the sierra de Collserola mountain range and the 84.65 square Kilometer Collserola parc natural where there lies a wealth of woodland, fields and rivers in a protected park with a wide variety of Mediterranean flora and fauna. Collserola is often referred to as the lungs of Barcelona.

Carretera de les Aigues is a walking, running and cycling path on the city side of collserola parc below the ridgeline that has purpose-built viewing points for superb views of the city. Collserola also contains traces of early settlements, including the Iberian village of Serra del Moro, the Gothic castles of Castellciuro and El Papiol, old farmhouses, such as the famous Villa Joana, abundant natural springs, including La Budellera and an abandoned casino hotel complex. Collserola was also mined heavily for natural stone and aggregate used for construction.

I have multiple walking routes through the parc that explore many of the natural wonders and man-made ruins. Each item contains a wikiloc walking route and information about how to get there via train.

Happy Exploring!

Vila Joana in Parc Collserola

Vila Joana in Parc Collserola

Farmhouse, later summer home of writer Jacint Verdaguer till his death in 1902, then a school 1921 - 1973. Now it is a Museum about Jacint Verdaguer.
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Updated: Oct 4, 2021
Sant Feliu Abandoned Cement Factory

Sant Feliu Abandoned Cement Factory

Easy 14km walking route from Renfe Sant Feliu de Llobregat to Moulins de Rei via an abandoned cement factory and mine complex in Parc Natural de Collserola.
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Updated: Oct 4, 2021
Sant Cugat Monastery and Wine Cellar

Sant Cugat Monastery and Wine Cellar

Former walled monastery, now and church. The wine co-operative was founded in 1921 by 50 local wine makers as a place to process the grapes.
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Updated: Oct 4, 2021
Collserola La Rierada to Escaletes and El Papiol

Collserola La Rierada to Escaletes and El Papiol

beautiful 12km EASY walking route in the collserola natural park following the vallvidrera river via sheltered forest trail with waterfalls and variety of trees and wild flowers.
Views: 812
Updated: Oct 4, 2021
Abandoned Rabassada Hotel and Casino

Abandoned Rabassada Hotel and Casino

Abandoned since 1930, ruins of Hotel (1901) and casino (1911) that was a playground for the wealthy of Barcelona until Gambling was banned in 1912.
Views: 613
Updated: Oct 4, 2021
Sant Pere de Martir to Valvidrera Reservoir

Sant Pere de Martir to Valvidrera Reservoir

Easy 7km walking route in Parc collserola to Sant Pere de Martir telecoms tower and along ridge with views of Barcelona terminating at Vallvidrera reservoir.
Views: 654
Updated: Oct 4, 2021
Collserola Caraterra de Aiguas walk or Cycle

Collserola Caraterra de Aiguas walk or Cycle

A great walking, running and cycling route in the collserola foothills with spectacular views of Barcelona city. Accessible from multiple points in Barcelona City.
Views: 634
Updated: Oct 4, 2021

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