Jardins de la Tamarita is another of Barcelona’s quiet retreats that I discovered recently. These gardens are a great place to disconnect and get away from the city stress. The park does not have many visitors and it is surrounded by high stone walls which protect it from the city noise.
The gardens were built as a private space but are now open to public. There are lots of decorative elements that show its origins as domestic gardens: ponds with fountains, terracotta figures, stone, marble and ceramic vases, decorative pots, and the like. The park is well preserved. It has several squares with beautiful decorative flower beds and fountains in their center. The space also offers abundant Mediterranean plants and trees, among them a very impressive centenary oak.
A little bit of history
The Tamarita Gardens date back to a time when the bourgeoisie built their mansions surrounded by gardens at the top part of the city (the park is located in the upper part of the city – district: Sarrià-Sant Gervasi – just across the street from the train station ‘Av. Tibidabo’). The gardens were formerly used as a farm belonging to the family Craywinckel at the beginning of the 20th century and it was then acquired by the cotton businessman Alfredo Mata.