EXPLORE SAMÀ PARK 

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Botany

Animals

What to see

What to do

Entrance, Tickets & shop 🚻
Old pheasant farm
Hall of the Marquisate 🚻
Mediterranean turtle conservation project
Golden Pheasant Conservation Project
Moruno Hedgehog Conservation Project
Lake
Taxodium Grotto
Fontcuberta Greenhouse

Canal and waterfall 
Forest Viewpoint 
Fallow deer forest
Ancient monkey house
Aviary
Playground and picnic area 
Resting place for Anatidae
Marianao Aviary
Stables / Donkey Shelter

Aloe vera flower bed
Viewpoint Tower
Parrot Pavilion. Viewpoint of Heracles
Lavender field 
Vichy vase
Fountain of shells
Casa Palacio
Fountain source
P. Citrus 
Bar Samà / Yzaguirre Vermouth Museum 
Mas del Miu Oil Museum

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Discover SAMÀ PARC


LAKE AND HANGING BRIDGES

They form the most attractive part of the area and represent the center of gravity of the entire historical complex. In the lake there are three islands joined by bridges that imitate wooden logs. On the central island stands a mountain built with large rockeries that inside form a grotto with a pier. 

The Parc Samà grotto-pier follows the guidelines and model of other grottoes of English typology, especially the one created by Hamilton in Painshill, Bristol, throughout the 18th century. 

On the map >> Lake and hanging bridges

TAXODIUM CAVE

Past the lake, you will find the Taxodium Grotto whose access is small. A long dark corridor leads to the Forest. Also made of rock, it is located right next to one of the bridges that allows circulation through the rear garden. This is the only bridge in the entire Park that at the time had an internal hydraulic system that allowed “water games”. 

On the map >> Taxodium Grotto

FALLOW DEER FOREST 

The fallow deer is a species native to the Mediterranean region: southern Europe, the Middle East and Asia Minor. It is a medium-sized cervid: smaller than the deer and larger than the roe deer. The fur of adults is reddish with white spots in summer and more grayish in winter.

Males are larger than females and have branched, spade-shaped horns that they renew every year between March and April. From October to the beginning of November the mating period occurs, known as the snoring.

On the map >> Fallow deer forest

Marianao Aviary

Come in to admire, enjoy and understand up close the wonderful world of exotic birds. The Marianao Aviary is designed to immerse the visitor in the world of exotic birds, recreating the feeling of being in the tropical jungle. The overhang, built based on the old deer enclosure, eight meters high, includes vegetation and water courses. 

The aviary also aims to be a powerful tool for raising social awareness of environmental problems, while showing the value of conservation of endangered species, and of scientific research. 

On the map >> Marianao Aviary

SPACE OF SMALL PSITTACIDS.

Eclectus, Derbi psittacula, Barraband parrot, sun aratinga, Amazon albifrons and parakeets ; All of them are different species of small psittaceans that belong to the family Psittacidae, of the order Psittaciformes. They come from diverse geographical origins, distributed in warm tropical and subtropical areas of the Southern Hemisphere, mainly in America, but also in Australia and New Zealand.

They are birds with common characteristics; Their beak, strong, robust and curved downwards, is the main characteristic of this family and they use it as a third leg that helps maintain stability and as a powerful weapon. These are birds that live in trees, an environment in which they operate easily thanks to their zygodactyl claws and although they are good fliers, many prefer to move by climbing and jumping through the trees. 

They are very sociable animals, they almost always live in groups and communicate both by gestures and orally.

The building used to be home to monkeys, and it is the most representative building of those destined to house the original private zoo. The Marquis of Marianao had these rooms and cages built around the botanical enclosure with the same materials as the rest of the facilities, with limestone (rockery) and disguising the gripping elements with iron sulfate, in the style of 19th-century waterfalls. 

On the map >> Ancient monkey house

PIGEONS’ SPACE 

Since ancient times and throughout history, the wild pigeon, Rock pigeon, or Columba livia, has been used and highly appreciated by various civilizations. The wild species through multiple crossings gives rise to the domestic pigeon, with a large number of shapes and colors, including white. 

They are gregarious birds with an enormous orientation instinct so that they are capable of returning to their place of origin across hundreds of kilometers. It is due to a great ability: magnetoreception, which is the ability of some living beings to perceive the direction and meaning of the Earth’s magnetic fields. 

On the map >> Pigeons’ Space

CONSERVATION PLANS 

Cooperation between conservationist organizations improves the protection of wildlife and contributes to the conservation of the planet’s biodiversity. At Parc Samà, as a zoological institution, we collaborate with various conservation and strengthening plans for the population of threatened species. 

MEDITERRANEAN TURTLE

We are part of the Conservation Project for the Mediterranean Turtle (Testudo hermanini), an endangered species, together with the Catalonia Amphibious and Reptile Recovery Center (CRARC) and coordinated by the Department of Territory and Sustainability of the Government of Catalonia. 

On the map >> Mediterranean Turtle

GOLDEN PHEASANT

Since 2013, we have participated in the breeding project of the Golden Pheasant, Chrysolophus pictus, affiliated to the European project EP5000 and the European Studbook, ESB. promoted and organized by the EAZA European Association of Zoos and Aquaria. 

On the map >> Golden pheasant

MORUNO HEDGEHOG 

Since 2020 we have collaborated with Galanthus and the Barcelona Zoo Foundation in the project to strengthen the wild hedgehog population. 

On the map >> Moruno hedgehog 

GREENHOUSE ALFONSO FONTCUBERTA 

The greenhouse, of 350 m2, was built in the building of the old riding school where jockeys and horses were trained, the great passion of the founder of the park, Salvador Samà y Torrens. 

It is home to more than 75 species of palms and other tropical trees, among which two specimens of Roystonea regia stand out, the royal palm, the national tree of Cuba; a specimen of Dypsis decaryi, a strange triangular palm native to the rainforest of Madagascar and two Ravenala madagascariensis known as the traveler’s tree from the Strelitziaceaemas family. 

Parc Samà, like most of the Romanticism gardens, had a greenhouse, but it was destroyed in the Civil War. The new installation aims to enhance the bucolic atmosphere of the historic park, offering the visitor an immersion in a tropical environment that will allow them to isolate themselves from the outside environment, following the principle of prioritizing feelings, typical of romantic gardens. 

On the map >> Fontcuberta Greenhouse

CAVALRY DONKEY SHELTER 

The stables are leisure facilities built in 1890 and intended to house the horses of the Samà family. 

It is a building of great artistic value with a gabled roof adorned with enameled and polychrome ceramics, on whose façade there is an effigy of an equid made of terracotta. 

Its interior has a corridor and on both sides, there are 12 cubicles for the horses, separated from each other by brick partitions and closed by wooden bars. It is a large and open space with numerous high windows for proper ventilation, providing functionality and grandeur to the stables of the Marquisate of Marianao. 

Salvador Samà i Torrents, II Marquis of Marianao, was a great lover of horses. His collection of horse carriages was considered the best in Spain, and he routinely won all driving competitions for the quality of the carriages, the breed of the horses, and the attire and direction of the riders. 

Currently, the original stables are used to house animals that have been abandoned or confiscated, since the Samà Park has become an authorized Donkey Shelter

The commitment of Samà Park is to offer our help and permanent refuge to all donkeys who need it, contributing to their well-being. 

On the map >> Stables. Donkey shelter

ALOE VERA FLOWERBED. THE PLANT OF IMMORTALITY 

The historic garden of Samà Park is a member of the Alliance of Botanical Gardens against Climate Change, a network promoted by the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria of Australia. To project the historic garden into the future, this experimental aloe vera plantation has been carried out. 

Aloe Vera plants have developed their tissues to store water within their cells and survive long periods of drought. They have also been used since ancient times in traditional medicine in several countries such as Greece, Egypt, India, Mexico, Japan, and China, for their interesting therapeutic, medicinal, and cosmetic activity, acting as a detoxifier, purifier, digestive, bactericide, cell regenerator, antiseptic. , anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiviral, pain inhibitor, anticoagulant, and immune system stimulator; Topically it has moisturizing, soothing, and regenerating properties. For this reason, it is known as “The plant of immortality”. 

On the map >> Aloe Vera Flowerbed

Lavender field

Located next to the aloe vera parterre, the lavender field of Parc Samà blooms between late spring and early summer. 

On the map >> Field of Lavender

LOOKOUT TOWER 

Also called Torre Angulo, it is built on a rock or mountain of masonry and reaches a height of 24 meters. 

The mountain is hollow inside, forming a romantic grotto-like dome. The tower has a classically medieval shape: round plant, frustoconical section and upper platform with battlements. 

Its original conception obeys the Albarrana tower model, since it starts from a closed enclosure and communicates with the rest from the roundabout. The dome breathes the style of Antonio Gaudí, who gave special dynamism to this type of interior space. 

On the map >> Lookout tower

Canal AND WATERFALL

The channel supplies water to the lake and originates from an artificial grotto also made of rock, located in the northeast corner of the closing wall. The water comes from a 5 km-long underground mine built especially for this purpose. The grotto forms a waterfall covered with different palm trees, moss, and fern, whose green hues contrast with the brown-ochre range of the rock. 

The interior of the grotto is a clear example of the construction technique of Antoni Gaudí, who gave special importance to the balance between functionality, beauty and symbolism. Its vision reminds us of the catenary arches of the Güell crypt and its chromaticism, perfectly integrated in nature, in the gardens of Can Artigas.

On the map >> Canal and waterfall

VIEW OF THE FOREST

The last of the caves in the Samà Park is the one that acts as a lookout point for the forest and is attached to the northwest area of the closing wall. It is surely the darkest of all the caves in the area, even though it has a balcony and a small opening in its front part, so its interior could never be covered with vegetation. 

On the map >> View of the forest

Palace House

The residence of the Marquesado is a large building of about 1,100 square meters of floor space, with eclectic ornamental details (baroque, rococo, medieval) finished with very strong dependent roofs. 

Behind the palace, the central garden is distributed from a small square presided over by a second cast-iron fountain of French origin. 

On the map >> Palace House

Around the palace house

The residence of the Marquesado is a large building of about 1,100 square meters of floor space, with eclectic ornamental details (baroque, rococo, medieval) finished with very strong dependent roofs. It is not possible to access the inside of the Palacio house. 

Vichy vase

This ceramic vase from the s. XIX, enameled in various colors and decorated with oriental-style floral and faunistic motifs, comes from Vichy (France). 

On the map >> Vichy vase

Fuente de las conchas

Shell Fountain

Made with natural shells and large specimens of sea shells, it presides over a small square. Arranged on a rockery base, it is crowned by a spout-spout.

On the map >> Shell Fountain

Water fountain

Behind the palace, the central garden is distributed from a small square presided over by a second cast-iron fountain of French origin. 

On the map >> Output source

VIEWPOINT OF HERACLES 

Heracles personifies the triumph of valor and courage of the hero. Son of Zeus and Alcmene, one of his tasks was the hunt for the Nemean Lion. In this sculpture he is represented victorious, leaning on a mace from which the lion’s skin hangs, tired, with his right arm behind his back. 

This sculpture of Heracles appears to be a copy of the Farnese Hercules located in the Archaeological Museum of Naples. It is located at the bottom of the old parrot pavilion, built on a rockery grotto. 

On the map >> Heracles viewpoint

OLD PHEASANT HOUSE 

Near the entrance is the old pheasant roost, where a family of white peacocks is currently found. 

On the map >> Old pheasant

RESTING PLACE FOR ANATIDAE

Anatidae are birds commonly called “ducks”. This facility is home to species such as the mallard, the petit mignon duck and the Indian runner duck. We can also find them in other corners of the Park. 

The roosts are used to protect the birds in situations where this is required, such as the quarantine that must be followed after the entry of new specimens into the Park, the prevention of attacks by predators such as cats and foxes, or when the birds themselves, For reasons related to their nature, they require more protection. Their feeders are also found in the roosts. 

On the map >> Shelter for anatidae

GAMES AND PICNIC AREA

Parc Samà offers a picnic basket service, to enjoy this area with games for children and picnic tables. 

On the map >> Playground and picnic area

SAMÁ BAR 

The Samà bar located near the entrance is the space of the Yzaguirre wineries. It offers a service of picnic baskets to enjoy in any area of the garden, as well as snacks based on local products that can be enjoyed on its terrace. 

On the map >> Bar Samà / Yzaguirre Vermouth Museum

MUSEUM OF VERMUT. YZAGUIRRE WINERY 

In the old cellars of the Parc Samà estate, a tasting space for Yzaguirre vermouth has been created, creating the Vermouth Museum in collaboration with Bodegas Yzaguirre.

It offers an experience based on authenticity, sustainability, and the value of local products.

On the map >> Bar Samà / Museo del vermut Yzaguirre

OIL MUSEUM. MAS DEL MIU 

In the old mill on the Parc Samà estate, the Oil Museum has been created together with an olive oil producer from Cambrils, Mas del Miu

This space preserves the original machinery, tools, and parts that the park estate used for oil production, and which was open until the end of the 20th century. Highlights include a cast iron press and two millstones for the extraction of olive oil, which date back to the early 1900s.

On the map >> Oil Museum. More from Miu

ENTRANCE, BOX OFFICE AND SHOP 

On the map >> Entrance, box office and shop

Tienda de recuerdos y productos locales

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WE PROTECT MEMORY, HERITAGE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
COMMITTED TO THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 
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