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Ciutadella Park

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Ciutadella Park features in these preplanned City Guides:

3-day Barcelona City Guide5-day Barcelona City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • More like an oasis than a typical city park
  • A showcase of landscape and monuments

Time required: 60 minutes

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
All year round: 10am - dark

Admission:

Ticket type Charge
General: Free

Public transport:

  • Subway Line 1: Arc de Triomf

Address: Passeig Picasso, 1

Things you need to know:

  • Parc de la Ciutadella (1860) is Barcelona's largest park (70 acres) that provides a green hideaway from the city
  • It was the city's first park that was created for the public
  • The name of the park comes from the fact that it was built on the site of a military fortress (ciutadella)
  • The park gives home to the city's zoo, the Parliament of Catalonia, a romantic lake, two museums and a flamboyant Cascade Fountain by Gaudí
  • The 1888 Universal Exhibition was held here

What to do there:

  • Enter the park through the Arc de Triomf that was the entrance to the 1888 Universal Exhibition
  • Enjoy the view of the modernista building occupied by the Zoology Museum
  • Visit the massive Cascada fountain, an early work of Gaudí­
  • Relax by taking a row boat trip on the lake

 

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