Hiking and Sightseeing in Collserola Park

Now that the intense summer heat is slowly (finally!!) leaving us, I thought I’d make a little throwback and share one of my favorite places with you which I discovered back in the beginning of sunny spring during a day out hiking.

 

The place

Collserola Park is a natural park located in the Collserola mountain range, in the outskirts of Barcelona, where the highest point is 516 meters high. It’s the largest metropolitan park in the world, where Barcelona locals often go to walk, run, bike or just take a breath in the green, away from the busy life in the city.

 

The views

 

The hiking trails

There are many hiking trails in the area. Since I was arriving with the metro, I took the one starting near the Mundet metro station. Once at Mundet, follow the signs for UB’s Psychology Department, climb up to the school and take the road behind it.

For detailed information on the many tracks available click here.

 

How to get there

Depending on where you want to start the hike, there are many ways to get there.

By metro

If you wanna get there by metro from the city center, then you should take the metro until Mundet (L3 – green line), which I think is the closest metro station.

Funicular de Vallvidrera

For a beautiful ride up to the Collserola Tower, take the FGC train from Plaça Catalunya station until Baixador de Vallvidrera. Once there, get on the funicular and enjoy the views!

By FGC train

Other stations where you can start the hike are La Floresta and Les Planes.

 

Don’t forget to take comfy clothes, lots of sunscreen and some food to enjoy a picnic with a view…  and have fun!

 

 

Author: The Barcelona Diaries

A city guide with lots of photography, useful advice and insider tips on locals' favorite spots and trends.