L’Eixample is divided into two districts, Right Eixample and Left Eixample, the former occupied by the wealthier classes who built large buildings there, and the latter devoted more to working-class housing and public facilities. One of those facilities was the old Slaughterhouse (Escorxador), which operated as such from 1892 to 1979. After its destruction, Joan Miró Park was built in its place, one of l’Eixample’s few parks. Joan Miró Park, also know popularly by its former name, Parc de l’Escorxador, is located at the end of the carrer Tarragona, next to the new Arenas shopping centre and next to Plaça Espanya. There you can admire the sculpture Dona i ocell by the artist Joan Miró. It is a park particularly suitable for relaxing, reading or walking, and accessible for cycling, wheelchair or baby stroller.
Address: Aragó, 2.
Metro: L1, L3 Espanya and L3 Tarragona.
Bus: 27, 30, 43, 44, 50, 56, 57 and 109.
Barcelona Bus Turístic and Barcelona City Tour: Plaça Espanya.