Parc Diagonal Mar is an impressively ambitious park in the eastern part of Sant MartГ, namely in the area of Diagonal Mar known as the Forum. Diagonal Mar is representative of the so-called New Barcelona, where newly built apartment and office buildings dominate over the older structures, where the large Diagonal Mar mall is found, and where the green park follows suit of the contemporary vibe of the neighbourhood.
Parc Diagonal Mar was designed by the architects Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue in 2002. It occupies 14 hectares of land, consists of 7 areas, and has one dominating element - water. There are fountains, ponds small and big, a beautiful wooden sidewalk elevated above the shore of the biggest pond, contemporary sculptures, green hills for sunbathing and playground areas. The park is well worth a trip on a lazy Sunday afternoon, especially for visitors with children.
The Diagonal Mar park is open daily from 10:00 to 19:00 (extended hours apply in summer).