Saturday, June 8, 2013

BARCELONA: ORENETA PARK

The Castell de l'Oreneta park is a large wooded area, which has become the link with the hills of Collserola, the access to the wood which penetrates the city. The park was opened to the public in 1978 and conserves, almost intact, the original Mediterranean vegetation.

This park is actually a perfect place to spend the day with the kids. Therefore, when you visit the park, it is worth planning a whole day out. It is an excursion through woods in the city, where urban planning has improved the network of paths, built rest areas, children's playgrounds – the largest with table tennis tables – and picnic areas.

The most interesting attractions of Castell de l'Oreneta park are:

  • Picnic area and Cafeteria
  • A ride on the miniature steam train
  • A pony rides for children
  • In the summer, there is the public swimming pool, Can Caralleu, right by the park
  • Imposing Carob tree in the higher areas of the park
  • An enormous eucalyptus and a fantastic Santa Lucia cherry
  • Fantastic views of Barcelona




 Oreneta Park in Barcelona
Castell de l'Oreneta park in Barcelona


Map of Oreneta Park



Map of Oreneta Park in Barcelona
Map of Castell de l'Oreneta park in Barcelona


Playground in Oreneta Park



Oreneta Park in Barcelona
Children playground in Castell de l'Oreneta park


Picnic Area and Cafeteria in Oreneta Park



Oreneta Park in Barcelona
Apart from  Picnics areas, in Castell de l'Oreneta park in Barcelona there is also a cafeteria where you can get spit-roast chicken or other meals and snacks, and it is open longer hours in spring and summer.


Railway Station in Oreneta Park


Since 1981, there has been a miniature railway, which covers a route of 635m. The railway has its own main station and crew, and its rolling stock includes 11 locomotive engines and three carriages. It is without a doubt the Parc de l’Oreneta’s star attraction.



Parc de l'Oreneta in Barcelona
Waiting for the train in Oreneta Park


Oreneta Park in Barcelona
One of the locomotive engines you can see in Oreneta Park


Oreneta Park in Barcelona
I liked more this locomotive engine than the previous one in Oreneta Park



Railway of Oreneta Park in Barcelona

Wayside station in Castell de l'Oreneta park in Barcelona


Railway of Oreneta Park in Barcelona
The miniature train in the Parc del Castell de l'Oreneta is one of the best scale models, and best equipped, in Europe.

Railway of Oreneta Park in Barcelona
The route is 636m with three wide tracks, goes through three tunnels, over two bridges and a metallic viaduct, and there is a main station and a wayside station. On Sundays, visitors to the park can ride on the train between eleven in the morning and two in the afternoon.


Pony Stables



Oreneta Park in Barcelona
A Pony ride is a funny attraction for children in Castell de l'Oreneta park


Oreneta Park in Barcelona
Path near the Pony Stables


Views from Oreneta Park


The higher areas of the park offer exceptional panoramic views of Barcelona, from Sant Adrià de Besòs all the way to Prat de Llobregat.


Twin towers in the Olympic Village of Barcelona from Castell de l'Oreneta Park 


Pedralbes Monastery from Oreneta Park
Pedralbes Monastery from Castell de l'Oreneta Park in Barcelona



Tibidabo from Oreneta Park
Tower of Collserola and Tibidabo from Castell de l'Oreneta Park in Barcelona



Below you have some useful information in case you are interested in visit this park.

  • Address: Montevideo, 45
  • How to get there: Bus 66.
  • Website: www.bcn.cat/parcsijardins


More fantastic parks you can enjoy in Barcelona are:


Finally, clicking on the next link you will find links to other beautiful places in Barcelona.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks for share........

Frank said...

You're welcome! For me, it's a pleasure to share :)