Among the best loved gardens on Montjuïc are these, dedicated to the great poet-priest Jacint Verdaguer (1845-1902), near the Fondació Miró and the Montjuïc cable car. They are especially lovely in spring, when 80,000 bulbs and magnolias explode into bloom, and later in the summer when the waterlilies in its 30 terraced pools are in flower.
The relatively new Parc de Joan Brossa just to the east occupies the site of the fun fair; at the old entrance it has a sculpture celebrating the Catalan national dance, the sardana. There is plenty to amuse the small fry, with three large play areas— kids can 'pan' for gold or make music by stepping on cushions that play notes.
Images by: Richie Diesterheft, Jaume Meneses, Bill rand