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Un unexpected oasis outside the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya that will make you forget that you’re right next to Avenida Diagonal. You can access the stunning gardens directly from floor -1 of the Palau, where you will find a wide variety of exotic trees and a historic lake that is the perfect setting to enjoy a break during any event. A space for outdoor events that is perfect for enjoying some daylight and nature in the heart of Barcelona’s financial district.

  • Torre Melina

    The lush gardens at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya were created by the architect Fontseré, who also designed the Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona. They date back to the 19th century and were previously restored by Nicolau Rubió i Tudurí. Designed in a modernist English style, this green space stretches out for 25,000 m2 and is made up of various exotic plants and trees imported from different parts of the world. It is protected as a Cultural Asset of Local Interest in Barcelona.

    The gardens were originally owned by the old Masía Torre Melina, a medieval manor house that may date back as far as the 12th century. They are surrounded by an outdoor pool and a lake and still use the old water drainage system, which is made from ceramic pieces.

    A unique outdoor space for holding events in Barcelona; perfect for cocktail parties, coffee breaks or drinks before enjoying lunch or dinner at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya. The gardens are also home to a samurai sculpture by Xavier Corberó, made in honour of his Japanese sculptor friend.

    A garden where you can enjoy the mild Mediterranean climate at the end of the working day, socialising with colleagues after work in a relaxed environment that perfectly encapsulates the concept of bleisure travel in a comfortable outdoor space surrounded by palm trees and centuries-old oak trees.

  • Lake

    Explore the gardens and take a moment to unwind by the lake. This enclave surrounded by vegetation offers a unique setting where you can relax and switch off with the sound of the water and the birds singing. This lake with benches and a fountain in the heart of Barcelona’s financial district is perfect for taking an essential break.

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