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ROUTE THROUGH SANT CUGAT’S GREEN PLACES

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11/03/2020
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Introduction

Sant Cugat, “green” city.

We offer you an entertaining, pleasant, and new way to get to know the “green” city of Sant Cugat. We will tour you through the different parks and green spaces of the city combined in a balanced way with a visit to some emblematic urban spacesdistricts.

We recommend doing the route by bike although it can also be done on foot.walked through.

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  • Typology
    Time Circular
  • Difficulty
    For families
  • Duration
    1 hour 50 minutes
  • Slope
    27.00 meters
  • Distance
    6.40 km
  • Theme
    Flora and fauna
  • Activity
    By foot
    By bike
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Description

Sant Cugat, “green” city.

We will start from the Monastery of Sant Cugat del Vallès, one of the city’s treasures, specifically from Plaça d’Octavià, where we will learn about the singularities of this first garden area. Around the Monastery, we will stop at the Espai Casa de Cultura, at in the back gardens of the Monastery, on thehave a look at the walls, and finally, aton the Paseo Paga-li Joan.

We will leave the Monastery space and head to the next green space, the Arboretum Park and Passeig Antoni Gaudí, which was initially intended to visually unite the Monastery of Sant Cugat with Tibidabo’sthe summit. of Tibidabo.

We continue our urban greenery journey of urban greenery, passing by the Parc de la Pollancreda and the Parc de Cerdà before reaching our next green gem, the Torrent de Ferrussons park, a space that has been maintained with the original species that inhabited the 'space.it.

We resume the route to go now to the Mirador Park, where we find an old cross and good views around us. Then we will visit the Can Vernet bridge and the same named park. of the same name.

Now,  all we have tomust do is go back to the starting point.

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Tips

Layout

  • The vast majority of the route runs along bike lanes and cycle paths outside of car traffic.

Water

  • You will find water at the fountains of the different parks.

Precautions

  • Although most of the route is away from car traffic, be especially careful at intersections.
  • Respect people who walk if you do the bike route.

Material

  • We recommend the use of a helmets and bicycle gloves.
  • Bring spare parts for possible wheel punctures.

Meteorology

  • Although there is shade under the trees in the parks, we recommend avoiding the centralnoon hours of the day in midsummer.

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OCTAVIA SQUARE

Point of interest
Architecture
11/03/2020

This square, which has never been built on, was the physical separation between the monastery and the medieval village. The annual fairs and the weekly market were held in this meeting space, and it...

ELM

Point of interest
Flora
11/03/2020

In this space in the northern sector of the monastery gardens, the wall that ran through the area has been replaced by a strip of ivory bush cut into topiary, to remember where the old wall passed...

AESCULUS

Point of interest
Flora
11/03/2020

Aesculus hippocastanum

We find ourselves between the walls of the eastern sector,  and the semicircular apses of the basilica church, and the buildings attached to the cloister, where we can admire...

CELTIS AUSTRALIS AND WALLS

Point of interest
Flora
11/03/2020

The monastery of Sant Cugat, beyond its religious role, was a center of feudal power. As such, it needed minimal defenses, an elevated location, and a closed architectural configuration.

We are now...

ARBORÈTUM PARK

Point of interest
Landscapes
11/03/2020

The Arborètum Park borders the Passeig d’Antoni Gaudí. In the park we find a set of four specimens of cerrioid oaks, native to the Collserola’s forests of Collserolaforests. These are oaks that have...

FERRUSSONS TORRENT PARK

Point of interest
Flora
11/03/2020

Located in the torrent of Ferrussons’ torrent, and around the farmhouse of Can Magí, this park with a fresh riverside atmosphere, was once surrounded by vineyards and some fruit trees that were part...

CAN VERNET BRIDGE

Point of interest
Architecture
11/03/2020

The name of this park is due to the 14th century medieval bridge that was part of the route of the monks ’ mine (Mare de la Font), near the forest of Can Volpelleres to bring water to the Monastery....

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Muchos parques para los peques. Algunos trozos muy bonitos.
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