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The most beautiful urban parks in the world

Urban Parks, Lisse, Netherlands, Keukenhof flowers

Parks are a way to get a bit of excitement daily, taking a break from gray concrete blocks, monotonous life, hectic and sometimes sad.

In this oasis of peace you can see the bright colors of a flower, lying on the grass, or put your feet in water or to walk with the boat rocked up and let you sleep like a baby.

Some parks have gone beyond the normal range and have become true corner of paradise and oasis of tranquility in the midst of the world unleashed. Here also is the most beautiful "garden" city in the world:

Butchart Gardens, British Columbia, Canada

These beautiful gardens are among the first in the world. In 1909, Jennie Butchart began to beautify a piece of land and then he invited friends to visit. Now the park is known worldwide and is part of the "crown jewels" of Queen Victoria.

After the initial garden, Butcharts added an area with roses, a carousel and a playground for children, in 2004 officially became a place of national territory, historically.

Central Park, New York, USA

Central Park is an area of 3,000,000 square meters initially, which then spread to almost 3 million and a half in 1857. Were added paths for walking on paths, roads underground to help people more easily pass the city traffic and "taxi's" pulled by bicycles.

In the park you can plinmba boat is kayaking, visit a zoo and you can even climb on some small rocks. Egyptian Obelisk and the famous Strawberry Fields are other parts that should not be missed.

Park Guell, Barcelona, Spain

Designed by the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built in the early twentieth century, this urban park was gradually transformed into a municipal garden. One of the best known is the main terrace, where there is a snake-shaped bank. Gaudi used a naked woman standing on wet clay to shape the curves of the monument, according to legend.

In the park there are many reasons and traditional Catalan themes, it became part of UNESCO and is visited by people worldwide.

Keukenhof, Lisse, Netherlands

Keukenhof flower is a delight to the eye, forming rivers colored plants. Is known as the "Garden of Europe" and each year 7 million bulbs are planted in November.

It is located on a medieval hunting ground in the small town of Lisse, opened in 1949 as a place where they were exposed flower hybrids worldwide.

Wiener Prater, Vienna, Austria

Here is one of the most famous streets in the world, Hauptallee, which is closed traffic and surrounded by chestnut trees. It contains a small network of trains, and also a micro nation known as the Republic Kugelmugel.

Prater was opened in April 1766, when Emperor Joseph the Second declared open to the public and allowed the construction of cafe's inside. However, has been used for hunting until 1920.

Griffith Park, Los Angeles

Griffith Park covers 17 million square meters, the home of Griffith Observatory, on Mount Hollywood. It was used as a location for several movies, including that of James Dean "Rebel without a Cause". Unfortunately, he was hit by several fires, almost a quarter of it was burned in 2007. Bird sanctuaries and many other attractions were destroyed.

Park space was donated by Colonel Griffith J. Griffith in 1896. At first the park had little success, especially as donor was sent to jail for shooting his wife. Then, however, he created a fund to build a planetarium theater and observatory, people coming from more and more. From the park you can see the entire Los Angeles, California incredible metropolis.

Roundhay Park, Leeds, United Kingdom

Roundhay Park is a real treasure for the city of Leeds is one of the largest in Europe, with almost 3 million square meters.

It has three main gardens: "The Canal Gardens", with old trees and a lake square flanked by colorful flowers and a rose garden, "Monet Garden", built in the style of the artist in his paintings depict gardens and "Alhambra Garden" with a square pond and several fountains.

Park became public in 1871, after nearly a century belonged to the Nicholson family. The park has a pavilion built in 1812, which resembles a castle gate.

Park and Zoo Katowice and Chorzow, Poland

Not only does this park have a zoo, with over 2,500 animals, but also an area where 16 life-sized dinosaurs are reconstructed. When you walk on these paths, seems to go through a valley now millions of years ago. The park was founded in 1954, with 47.6 hectares.

Master of the Nets Garden in Suzhou, China

This is an oasis of peace and quiet in the bustling city Suchou, which has over 6 million people. It is also part of UNESCO heritage, with a section with a 5,400 square meter garden.

It was founded in 1140 and contains a hundred years old pine and a cypress as old Ming dynasty.

Fort Canning Park, Singapore

Located on a hill 60 meters, the park sits on a land full of history and was often used for military and government needs. Spice Garden's botanical garden mimics Samford Sir Raffles, with Gothic doors and conservatories you can sit under to rest.

These outdoor concerts are held in the same place for years now have been burned bodies of Christians 600 passed away. And now I see the grave stones left over time.

Fort Canning Park is a relatively young, being used for military purposes until 1966.