Ciutadella Park, Barcelona

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Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Since its opening in the mid-19th century, Ciutadella Park has remained one of the most popular green areas in the city. The sprawling park covers 280,000 sq m (70 acres), with a manmade lake, a zoo, sporting areas, the Parliament of Catalonia building, museums, and Josep Fontserè's iconic fountain. Travel down the garden paths that ribbon through the foliage, or stay on the pathways where you'll see performers practicing on a tightrope, juggling, or playing music. Small signs at the base of the trees and plants label the park's different types of vegetation. Use our Barcelona trip builder to visit Ciutadella Park on your trip to Barcelona, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • recommended to visit on Sundays , usually there are some activities or small exhibitions for families and recommended to go with kids .  more »
  • I decided to take a stroll through Ciutadella Parc on one of the warmest November days. It was quite busy with people in small group's sitting on the grassy areas. The park is quite big and spacious.....  more »
  • Park close to the Arc de triomf. Has a little bit of everything and is a nice place to go for a stroll and just spend a lazy afternoon. Has a beautiful fountain, which is worth the visit on its...  more »
  • It is indeed a beautiful park, quite green, lots of people coming to chill or with children to have fun, a public space that everyone can enjoy. I had a good time but I have to admit that for the biggest green park in Barcelona it isn't big enough and would have preferred to have pavement on the way but this is not an issue. Worth coming to take some pictures and enjoy yourself
  • Good place to relax and spend time with family, friends. I cannot say that this is must visit because of its beauty, but if you stay in the city for several days/weeks to spend evening in this park is really a good option. Can relax and enjoy.
  • What a gorgeous place to rest from a long day visiting Barcelona. With a lake in the middle and a really nice fountain alongside the big monument and stairs. If you're a girl and got yourself a photographer as your travel partner I would say "get a really nice and long dress (I would say white, red or even blue) and go to those stairs make a mini session 😁📸
  • Great place for people watching. A very lively but chilled park, full of people practising their skills, such as juggling, tight rope walking, gymnastics, musicians practising, boating and groups doing activities. There's some beautiful architecture and a fairly impressive display of coloured fountains 'dancing to music' on occasion. Don't miss the waterfowl and the parakeets, both in abundance. There are also street vendors selling their wares but they aren't intrusive like some other areas. Thoroughly recommended. 😉
  • Gorgeous park, with a some lovely buildings in it. Lots of grassy areas, and good facilities. There are lots of benches, but there's just the grass too if you wanna kick back! Don't buy anything from the hawkers, but you'll love the vibe of the place, lots of people just chilling with friends and playing games etc.

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