The Llobregat delta, in the surroundings of the city of Barcelona, is the second largest delta in Catalonia and it is one of its most important marshes. The lands of the delta form a network of protected areas that belong to the municipalities of El Prat de Llobregat, Viladecans, Gavà and Sant Boi de Llobregat. You will be surprised at the great biological diversity that is found in these lands, which are surrounded by farming fields and some of the most important infrastructures near the main metropolitan cities. And you will be able to enjoy many different natural environments: the mouth of the Llobregat river, lagoons and wetlands, coastal pine groves on dunes and virgin beaches with dune vegetation, almost unique in Catalonia.
These are significant areas for fauna, especially for aquatic birds, because they are located just in the middle of the birds’ migratory route that goes form Northern Europe to Africa. They host an extremely valuable vegetation including a scarce population of Kosteletzkya pentacarpos and Stachys maritima. Additionally, more than 22 different species of orchids have been found here. There is no metropolis in the Mediterranean which enjoys marshes of such international relevance. It is a place to visit, to discover the natural environment and to enjoy the landscape, a place where the conditions of observation of flora and fauna are truly exceptional.