City parks are like green oases among the concrete deserts. Romantic people go there to stroll hand in hand down the alleys; pet owners walk their best friends; seniors come there to sit on the benches, feed pigeons or ducks, and read. Here, MusicSnake Magazine team put together a list of seven the most beautiful city parks in the world.
Number One: Crystal Palace Gardens, Porto
The name the Crystal Palace comes from the name of the palace made of glass and iron. Despite the park’s attractions, such as rose gardens, various trees, fountains, and architecture, the park offers breathtaking views over the city and the local river.
Number Two: Hyde Park, London
London’s Hyde Park is a must-see attraction in U.K. It’s large and full of interesting places that a first-timer can miss a good half of them. Plenty of statues, memorials and fountains, the Serpentine Lake, horse-riding lessons, tennis courts – there are various options for any visitor. The adjacent Kensington Palace and Gardens definitely deserve your attention.
Number Three: Park Güell, Barcelona
Park Güell is a perfect combination of nature and architecture. Originally designed as a neighborhood for the wealthy, it became a beautiful public park. Fairytale houses, fountains, decorated walls and unusual benches – all this is the result of Antoni Gaudi’s creativity. You will enjoy a stunning panoramic view over the park from the top of the hill on which it’s built. Visiting the Gaudi Museum is a must.
Number Four: Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen
Tivoli Gardens is the central park of the Danish capital but it’s not a public green space but a theme park. The park amusements are modern and it has undying 19th-century ambiance (the park was founded in 1843). Beautiful gardens, restaurants, and live musicians – all this contributes to a general atmosphere of the place.
Number Five: Luxembourg Gardens, Paris
This is a 25-acre garden established in 1612 as a part of the Luxembourg Palace. The park is divided into several theme parts separated by a forest and a pond. The garden designed in French style features a round pond surrounded by trees and statues. Symmetrical ponds, neat flowerbeds, gravel paths, manicured lawns are distinctive features of this garden. There is a variety of ancient apple trees in the orchards of the English style southern part.
Number Six: Central Park, New York
Each city is associated with its famous sites. Central Park is one of NYC iconic places often called the lungs of the city. The territory it occupies offers a whole lot of natural and artificial attractions – forests, meadows, lakes, monuments and spectacular architecture. To get a fascinating view over the park, climb the hill to the Belvedere Castle.
The Australian Garden, Melbourne
Inspired by the Australian landscape, the Australian Garden is not just a botanic garden, it is a mix of architecture, ecology and art. Its unusual design is aimed to educate and wow. People who come here will not only get acquainted with biodiversity but also be entertained by participating in different workshops, visiting cinema or markets.
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