Parc del Carmel

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Part of the park has gardens with the name of Juan Ponce, in honour of local resident Juan Ponce Perujo (1905-1989), who achieved many improvements for the neighbourhood. There is also an old people’s home, a children’s play area and petanque courts. And the centre of the park houses the work The Present Order is the Disorder of the Future(1999), by the Scottish sculptor Ian Hamilton Finlay, made in stone taken from Montjuïc.

The sanctuary of nostra senyora del carmel

El Carmel was a rural area during the early 19th century, with a few scattered farmhouses, notable among which was Can Móra, after which the Muntanya Pelada hill was then known. Its current name derives from the Sanctuary of Nostra Senyora del Carmel, which was built between 1860 and 1864. The little church was built under an initiative from the hermit Miquel Viladoms, and years later, it was extended with a new and more contemporary church designed by the architects Francesc de Paula Daumal i Domènech and Miquel Campos Pascual. The first houses began to be built on the hill in 1875 and these gradually became what is now the El Carmel neighbourhood.

The best views of barcelona

Very near the sanctuary is the Hermitage of Nostra Senyora de Fàtima, two schools and two football pitches. Beside the Virolai school there is a vantage point with one of the best panoramic views of the city.

The park is set around the El Carmel hill, at 256 metres in height. It is separated from the Park Güell (designed by Antoni Gaudí) by the Can Móra road, which marks the border between the districts of Horta-Guinardó and Gràcia.

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Address:
Ctra Carmel, 9999
District:
Horta-Guinardó
Area:
El Carmel
Post Code:
08024
City:
Barcelona
Titularidad:
Centro público
District:
Horta-Guinardó
Area:
El Carmel
Category:
Urban spacesUrban spaces
Address
Ctra Carmel, 9999

Phone number

Phone:
010

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