14 Nov Discover the Parc Fluvial del Besòs with Abarco Apartaments
Abarco Apartaments are located in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, in the northern entrance to the city of Barcelona, and near the L1 metro station, which takes you to the city centre in half an hour. As an added benefit, they offer you the opportunity to discover one of the most important green spaces in Barcelona’s Metro Area.
With the Serra de Marina as its background, and occupying what used to be cultivated lands before they were urbanised during the unrelenting growth of the last century, the Parc Fluvial del Besòs runs parallel to the river in its last 9km, from Santa Coloma to its mouth in Sant Adrià de Besòs. 5 out of 9 km are open to the public, and the riverside is covered in grass lawns spread in 22 hectares. Not only that, bike lanes have been laid out, so that one can access Sant Adrià on one side of the river, and go back to Santa Coloma on the other side. Several bridges connect both sides, making this park an ideal place to take a break, relax or go for a family walk all year round. If that is not enough, up to 200 species of birds can be spotted during the different seasons, as well as turtles and frogs.
This greenbelt of sorts starts in the Parc de Can Zam, in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, just 11 minutes on foot from Abarco Apartaments. The park extends around the old Masia de Can Zam, one of the last vestiges of Santa Coloma’s agricultural past, and declared a Bé Cultural d’Interès Local, which is a way of giving the site a special yet symbolic recognition. One of the prominent features of the park is the 180-square-metre lake, with numerous floating islands of vegetation -mainly rushes, water flags and water lilies-, that help keep a proper quality and balance in the water, and are also a perfect place for small animals to take refuge. The lake is also a stop for some migratory birds, as well.
In spring and summer, the park is open from 8 am to 9 pm, while in autumn and winter, it is only open from 10 am to 5 or 6 pm, to accommodate the varying light of the sun along the year.
Next to the park, you will find the L9-L10 metro station of Can Zam. L9 will take you to Sagrera, where you can take lines L1 or L5, to access different places in the centre of Barcelona. L10 will take you to Badalona and Renfe’s Rodalies (commuters’) trains.
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