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Parc de Cervantes

The rose garden in the Parc de Cervantes, in the Pedralbes neighbourhood, is one of the city's loveliest themed gardens. Red, yellow and blue roses, climbing roses or miniature rose bushes. You'll see more than 2,000 species and varieties that make up an outstanding collection of more than 10,000 rose bushes that are in full bloom between May and July. This means you can see some 150,000 roses in flower at one time. The rose bushes have been chosen according to historical and botanical criteria and include plants that are specific to the locality.

In Pedralbes, the Parc de Cervantes greets us as we enter Barcelona from the Avinguda Diagonal. An image of lush greenery and colour in a landscaped area covering some 9 hectares, which conceals a small open-air museum, Cervantes' Rose Garden. The park contains a beautiful collection of roses set out along an unusual botanical trail featuring varieties in all shapes and colours from every continent of the world. Since the year 2001, the park has hosted the International Rose Contest featuring new species which are added to its multicoloured collection.

The perfumed garden is by the main entrance on Avinguda Diagonal. It is dedicated to wonderfully scented roses.

In addition to the rose garden, which covers an area of 4 hectares, the Parc de Cervantes offers extensive grassy areas which are ideal for jogging, cycling, gymnastics or just people-watching in the heart of Pedralbes neighbourhood.

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