Zigzagging up and down El Coll, El Carmel and La Rovira, Els Tres Turons make up a tapestry of charming neighbourhoods and green parks boasting the best views of the city.
A green lung
Even though they are separated from the Collserola range by the urban cluster, they seem like an extension of these mountains penetrating the city. Inhabited from ancient times, with farmhouses and vegetable plots, settlements and villages grew up around then that became neighbourhoods and which today are the best ways to get into this green lung in the middle of the city, like Guinardó, Font d’en Fargues, Can Baró and Carmel.
Viewpoints and shelters
In the 20th century, the Tres Turons neighbourhoods developed in a big way, welcoming a large number of immigrants and becoming the charming neighbourhoods they are today, with small steep streets landscaped areas and impressive views from many places. As they are located on hills, they have numerous viewpoints, like the one on Turó de la Rovira (now under construction), at a height of 269 m, where you can find the remains of the anti-aircraft guns that were positioned there in the Spanish Civil War.
One of the most iconic parks in Tres Turons is Guinardó, a perfect spot which every weekend fills up with families that want to enjoy nature. The diverse trees and the well-known Cuento fountain, where it is said many couples met secretly, make this park a peaceful haven.
The small-town life that these neighbourhoods still have, with their small shops and open and simple residents, are the most authentic in working-class Barcelona. The green areas with parks that bring you close to nature and the impressive views from their lofty heights are a privilege for anyone who wants to really get to know the city.