La Devesa in Girona is the largest urban park in the Principality. With more than 2,500 one hundred year old trees, the main lung of the city is a site dedicated to recreation where nature is manifested in all its splendour.
Long rows of plane trees fill the 40 hectares of the Park. Their distribution creates genuine avenues and botanic walks at the confluence of the rivers Güell, Ter and Onyar, to the west of the historic centre of the city. The trees of this green oasis are hybrids of American and Eastern species, most planted in 1850. The short distance between them has made them grow upright, reaching heights that are around 55-60 metres.
The site, in which all kinds of constructions have been built over the years, is arranged around several avenues. The entrance, from 1898, preserves one of the two twin lodges that welcomed visitors and in the Camp de Mart (the field of Mars) are the sports facilities built in 1942. Also within the Park of la Devesa are located shooting ranges and a model airplane field, the Felix Farró municipal football pitch, the facilities of the Girona Equestrian Society, the Fira de Girona area, the Girona Auditorium and the Congress Centre.
Walk, play sport or make use of it to relax by reading or admiring the plane trees of la Devesa in Girona, the largest urban park in Catalonia.