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Gardens, beaches and mountains situated within walking distance make Barcelona a perfect city for those who like to join the same vacations together in the identical cultural life of city and get in touch with nature.

In Barcelona is not difficult to find a green area to walk rest or do sport, because the city is located between two paradises of Nature: Collserola Park, a protected area of eight hectares and the extension of Montjuïc Park, which includes the Botanical Garden. The Cidadela Park (Parc de la Ciutadella) is one of the most traditional and most well known parks it hosts the Zoo and House of Parliament of Catalonia. In addition to an ornamental cascade, it has an artificial lake where boat trips are possible, as well as places to practice table tennis and other activities. Those who prefer to relax can enjoy the fountains and sculptures or a snack in the cafeteria located inside the Hivernacle, a winter garden typical of the Iron Architecture. Gaudi, author of several masterpieces of the city, also left his mark in nature through the Park Güell, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The architect's hallmark is visible at the entrance, where a dragon-shaped fountain is decorated with “trencadis” (pieces of broken tiles). This technique typically Catalan is also present on the benches around the site, ideal for a few minutes of rest. This example of perfect communion between Nature and Architecture is located in the city's hills and surrounded by woods. Other places to visit are the Parque del Laberint, Parque de Cervantes, the Nou Barris Central Park, Laberint d'Horta and the mountains of Montjuïc and Tibidabo, ideal for walks and where you have the best views over the city.. In addition to green landscapes, urban Barcelona has beaches that can be easily reached by bicycle and public transport. The waters are calm and have temperatures that allow swimming even during the winter months. Barceloneta, Forum and Villa Olimpica are the most popular bathing areas.