Palm trees


During the nineteenth century, palm trees became one of the most common plants in the parks and gardens, private gardens and streets of holiday resorts as well as in the gardens of winter houses in the main European capital cities. Barcelona is one of the cities where palm trees have become a major part of the vegetation.

As well as the specimens of palms which stand in the city's parks and gardens, many of which are centenarian, palm trees represent over 3% of street-lining trees in Barcelona.

Ciutat Vella and especially Sant Martí, the two districts which share the coastline, are the districts where most palm trees can be found. The coastal area is, without a doubt, an ideal habitat for this species which is so exotic and at the same time, so frequent in Barcelona.

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