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Parc del Clot

Nicer than it sounds

Parc del Clot

The unfortunately named neighbourhood of El Clot, may be on the wrong side of Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, but it has one of the cosiest of the city’s newer parks, the Parc del Clot, designed in 1986 by Daniel Frezies and Vicente Miranda. It incorporates a former RENFE viaduct over an artificial lake, and old walls amid gardens planted with palms; a cloister-pergola contains Bryan Hunt’s Rites of Spring, a frozen bronze cascade.

Nearby in Plaça de Font i Sagué, the pretty brick and glass Mercat del Clot (1889) was designed by Pere Falqués.

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Between the Gran Via de les Corts Catalans and C/Escultors Claperos

metro: Glóries, Clot

Parks & Gardens

Poble Nou/Vila Olímpica

Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

Image by Toni Hermoso Pulido