Roses are red, violets are—nope, roses are blue too, and yellow, and white, and every other shade of pink, in the Rose Garden of Cervantes.
It takes a tad bit of work to get here, but the Parc of Cervantes in the district of Pedralbes is remarkably beautiful. There are over 10,000 rose bushes of some 2,000 species. Because of Barcelona’s mild climate, the flowers are in bloom from April to November, but, in the flowering season between May and July, there are over 150,000 in bloom. Every year, the garden hosts an international rose competition where new species are presented. Aside from the rose garden, the rest of the park has many grassy areas and paths perfect for jogging, biking, or simply contemplating life’s beauty.
Av. Diagonal, 706; www.bcn.cat/parcsijardins; open daily Apr-Oct 10am-9pm, Nov-Mar 10am-7pm
Free entry; wheelchair accessible