Wondering where are the best parks in the world? Well, search no more, but read the list of these eight amazing parks you may or may not have heard of before.
- Hyde Park, London, UK
Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in London and the common place for local demonstrations. The history of the Hyde Park reaches back to 1536 when it was created by Henry VIII for hunting. Today it is a place for relaxation and sports for many inhabitants as well as tourists of London.
- Central Park, New York, New York
Central Park located in the borough of Manhattan, is often called the lungs of New York City. It was open in 1857 and since then it has become the urban park, visited by tourists and one of the most filmed locations in the world.
- Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada
Stanley Park in Vancouver, Canada, has a long history since it was originally used by the indigenous peoples for thousands of years before the colonization. Stanley Park which was named after Lord Stanley a British politician, today is one large urban park which is densely forested and attracts thousands of visitors every day.
- Park Güell, Barcelona, Spain
Park Güell is unique because it has been designed by a famous Spanish artist and architect Antoni Gaudí. Antoni Gaudí was inspired by the shapes found in nature and got his inspiration from the nature. Therefore the shapes are extremely organic and this park is a place of great beauty.
- Parque del Buen Retiro, Madrid, Spain
The Buen Retiro Parque which is Spanish for “park of the pleasant retreat” is located at the edge of the city centre. Filled with monuments, sculptures and a lake it is one magnificent park which indeed lives up to its name.
- Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris, France
The Garden of Luxembourg consists of over a hundred of statues, monuments and fountains, scattered through the park. It was created in 1612 by Marie de’ Medici, the widow of King Henry IV of France, but visitors enjoy in it to the present times. The park is known for the lawns, flowerbeds, promenades and modern sailboats and of course the Medici Fountain.
- The Englischer Garten, Munich, Germany
The Englischer Garten, or the English Garden is located in the center of Munich, Bavaria, Germany and is one of the largest urban public parks in the world. It is even larger that New York’s Central Park. It got its name due to the informal landscape, which was popular in Britain in the late 18th and early 19th century. Today it is a place for various leisure activities for both residents and visitors of Munich.
- Vondelpark, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Vondelpark is an urban park which got its name after the 17th century author Joost van den Vondel. This park attracts around 10 million visitors each year, and how could it not to when it has an open-air theater, a playground, several bars and restaurants, statues and bike paths.Read More