The Botanical Gardens at Cap Roig began as the private estate of two expat residents in 1927. The castle and gardens remained private until 1969. Since then, it is overseen by the “La Caixa Foundation” and is open to the public.
The Jardi Botanic de Cap Roig covers about 17 hectares and features more than 1,000 plant species, one of the most impressive collections in the Mediterranean. The grounds run from the castle itself all the way to the sea, with terraces on each level.
Throughout the gardens, visitors can see sculptures in various places which add to the overall aesthetic look of the space. Some of the sections of the gardens are the Cactus Garden, the Spring Garden, the Lovers’ Garden, and the Geranium Walk.
With a well-planned day tour, it’s possible to visit nearby Palamos and the Cap Roig Botanical Gardens in one day from Barcelona.
During the summers, the popular Festival of the Gardens of Cap Roig brings musicians in from all over the world to perform at an open-air auditorium inside the gardens.