The Vall d'Hebron is a connection point between the city and Collserola. Surrounded by hills and steep slopes that are arranged as a series of platforms to watch the city retains the layout of the old streams within the new road.
This area joins different green spaces in an urbanized anew for the Olympic Games Barcelona 92, which includes various sports and residential facilities.
The park itself is a succession of positions at different levels some shaded with pergolas and attractive tree species planted flowerbeds and roads, most inclined. All around this spacious zone there are reedbeds, ivy covering the slopes of hills and a lot of palm trees and some existing when the land was urbanized.
The first thing you notice is the very tall and slender palm (Washingtonia robusta)
and pine (Pinus halepensis)
large port. Another outstanding feature is the covered slopes cane (Arundo donax),
a species that reminds us of the streams had been in this place. The Parc de la Vall d'Hebron is also rich, among other species, in Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
and eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus),
stone pines (Pinus pinea),
olive (Olea europaea),
poplars (Populus alba),
poplar ( Populus nigra 'Italica'),
Canary Island date palms (Phoenix canariensis)
and date palms (Phoenix dactylifera).
The plazas abound hackberry (Celtis australis)
Tipuanas (Tipuana types)
and jacarandas (Jacaranda mimosifolia)
and the banks and beds, the oleander (Nerium oleander), Pyracantha angustifolia
and Ivy (Hedera helix)
cover the green areas.
Art and Architecture
The sculpture Mistos (Match Cover) by Claes Oldendurg (1992) is one of the most popular. It is located at the junction between Avenida del Cardenal Vidal i Barraquer street of Santa Mariana. Carteret is a giant of matches, the highest of which is 20m tall and lit, while the other four are bent. Form and space Eudald Serra (project: 1966 realization: 1992), also called Building is located on Calle Coll Alentorn with Martí Codolar Avenue, opposite the Way of St. Genis. It is a monumental work comprising two steel arches, like a porch, they had to welcome athletes and visitors to the Olympics and was built especially to place it in one of the areas of the Olympic host Montbau. Near the Mistos, on Avenida de Martí Codolar, is the third sculpture: Dime, dime, querido, Susana Solano (project: 1986 realization: 1992)