[Turo Parc] Barcelona city park, Turo park




The Turó Parc is a tidy, elegant and cosy area. A shaded area with small forests, beautiful scenery, beds of ivy, and winding pathways. Since its creation at the beginning of the twentieth century, this park has been without a doubt one of the most emblematic parks of Barcelona.

The path that is on the left-hand side of the park leads us towards a children's play area, and a little bit further down the same path, to two of the more beautiful areas of the park: the pond and the grassy area. The lake is oval, surrounded by poplars and plane trees and covered with nymphs that bloom in spring. In addition, there is a row of majestic lime trees presides over a huge grassy lawn.

The large variety of species and trees that exist in Turó Parc is extraordinary, both for their age and size. And also the design of tree is amazing. The tree in not only vegetation but also as the separation of each space, main structure of the park. 



Entering into the park through the main entrance on Avinguda Pau Casals, we are welcomed by an admirable group of evergreen Holm Oaks (Quercus ilex), with a forest floor of typical Mediterranean climbers and shrubbery such as the Laurestinus (Viburnum tinus).
There are also Southern Magnolias (Magnolia grandiflora), pepper trees (Shinus molle), White Poplars (Populus alba "Pyramidalis"), Deodar Cedars (Cedrus deodara), common limes and silver lime trees (Tilia x europaea and Tilia tomentosa), London and Hybrid plane trees (Platanus x hispanica), Judas trees (Cercis siliquastrum),and Rosewood trees(Tipuana tipu), amongst many other species.




As for the palm trees and bushes, there are Date Palms (Phoenix dactylifera), Canarian Island Date Palms (Phoenix canariensis), American Cotton Palms (Washingtonia filifera), Bay Laurels (Laurus nobilis) and Oleanders (Nerium oleander).
Another way to enjoy the vegetation is by taking a walk through the botanical gardens, gaining knowledge of the main species, which includes the Carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua), which is featured in the local trees of interest catalogue.




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