Ciutadella Park Barcelona

 Tourist information about the Citadel park, one of the best places to walk in Barcelona
The waterfall. Photography: Cristian Atudoroae (Barcelona Photos)
Built in the second half of the 19th century on the former grounds of the great fortress of the city, the Ciutadella Park is a space closely linked to the modern history of Barcelona. The park has an English-style design with sinuous lines. The large lawn areas and promenades, the numerous sculptures and the centenary vegetation form a ensemble of great beauty.
With an extension of more than 17 hectares, the park represents one of the main green lungs of the city and an oasis of tranquility. The lower area of the park is occupied by the Zoological Park of Barcelona.
Highlights
The monumental waterfall, also known as the Great Cascade, a huge architectural and sculptural set with fountains and faucets designed by Josep Fontseré in 1875 and inaugurated in 1881.
The buildings that remain of the old fortress: the military arsenal, now the seat of the Parliament of Catalonia, the governor's palace and the chapel.
The buildings built on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition of 1888: Castle of the Three Dragons, home to the Geology and Zoology collections of the Museum of Natural Sciences, the Umbraculum , the Hothouse.
The lake, where you can sail in small rowboats.
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Address: 21 Passeig Picasso - Barcelona 08003
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Every day: 10am to 10.30pm.
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Free entry
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Public transport
Bus. Lines 14, 39, 40, 41, 42, 51, 71, 92, 120, 141, B20, B25, H14, H16, V21 and V27.
Metro. Ciutadella - Vila Olímpica Station (line L4), Barceloneta Station (L4), Arc de Triomf Station (line L1).
Tramcar. Ciutadella | Vila Olímpica (line T4) and Wellington (line T4) tram stops.
Commuter train. France Station (line R2) and Arc de Triomf Station (L7).
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