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Parc de Sant Martí

The Parc de Sant Martí is set out around the original centre of the Clot neighbourhood, which comprises the church of Sant Martí de Provençals and a series of old farmhouses. The park offers six hectares of green space where you can walk, do some sport or meet up with friends and neighbours.

Just a few decades ago there were orchards and allotments on the site where the Parc de Sant Martí stands today. This was one of the last bastions of Barcelona's agricultural past, which witnessed the building of the neighbourhood of La Verneda around it, with its blocks of flats constructed to house the people who came to Catalonia from other parts of Spain in the 1960s and 1970s in search of employment.

It was these new residents and their descendents who now enjoy this wonderful green area, a type of community garden which is a place where everyone can meet, stroll and relax. The Parc de Sant Martí was designed in the shape of an irregular triangle and is filled with trees, with examples of rosewoods, cypresses and the great Siberian elm which is reflected in the waters of the lake where ducks splash about and swim. Nearby a row of European alders reminds us of the species from which the neighbourhood takes its name (vern is the Catalan for alder and verneda means alder grove)

The church of Sant Martí is reached from the side of the park leading into the Carrer Agricultura, after passing a square planted with orange trees. The church dates from the 16th century and bears witness to the Clot's past as do the three farmhouses that still survive: Ca l'Arnó, Can Planes and Can Cadena. The latter is owned by the council and includes a city allotment which is used for educational activities related to the environment.

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Address: Carrer de Menorca, 64 (08020). Barcelona
Phone: 010
Web site: www.bcn.cat/parcsijardins
Opening time: A consultar.

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We strongly recommend the integrated accessible play area for families with children. It features inclusive play equipment which can be interpreted in more than one way so that the benefits of play can be enjoyed by everyone. In other words, it provides different routes and equipment that can be used at different speeds and rates. Special emphasis is placed on tactile play equipment, table games and those involving sensory experiences. All the equipment has been chosen so that all children, regardless of their abilities or disabilities, can use the area unaided or with the help of their parents or assistants. Each game has a plaque indicating the recommended age of the child it is intended for.

Ten of the city’s parks have this type of fully accessible children’s play area.
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Last update: 26/11/2014

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