Escorxador Park

This public park was built on the site of the former municipal Slaughterhouse or escorxador  in Spanish.

It is located very close to the central Plaça d'Espanya .

Today it is one of the largest parks of the city , occupying an equivalent of four city blocks of the Eixample district space.

It has gardens and many trees, basically Mediterranean vegetation , aboundant pine trees, pergolas and vines.

It is a fantastic play area . It has a paved playground, many natural areas and even a space for the needs of pets and small animals.

In the park you will find several buildings and monuments. In the section Monuments of Parc de L' Escorxador you have all the information about them.


  • How to get there
  • Tickets Escorxador Park
  • Monuments in Escorxador Park

Address:

c / Diputació, 11
08015 Barcelona.

Location :

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Public transport:

Metro: Espanya L1 and L3 stop
L3, stop Tarragona.
Buses: 9, 13 , 27, 30 , 38 , 50 , 53, 56 , 57, 65 , 91 , 109 , 157
 

Tickets Parc de L' Escorxador:

The entrance to the park is totally for free.

Timetable:

Daily.
From 10am until dusk.
Closing time varies depending on the season of the year.
The Escorxador Park has several buildings, among wthem the public library district , named Library Joan Miró.

In addition , there are several sports and leisure facilities, including basketball and football , and paved square is often used as one of the places to practice skating.

Dona i Ocell , by Joan Miró


Undoubtedly the most remarkable element  housed by this park is the surprising sculpture made by Joan Miró.

The monument entitled Dona i Ocell (woman and bird ) . In Miró's universe , the woman symbolizes the underworld,  while the bird on top of the monument represents the connection between heaven and earth.

It is an original and powerful sculpture, deeply colorful and cheerful, it shows again the undoubted creativity of Miró.

It measures 22 m. tall and is covered with small ceramic tiles of many colors shining at sunlight.

Is reflecting off the green pon,  where it has its feet, in a light and colorful game like no other modern monument in the city.