Ciutadella Park, Barcelona

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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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  • The perfect picnic place in Barcellona! Situated south from Arc de Triomph. Beautiful sunset view. I loved!  more »
  • Beautiful park for sightseeing, close to the city centre and close to the sea. Many kids and people walking dogs.
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  • In a fine Park between fountains, ponds, some animal and Kogi verde you can relax and enjoy your holiday in healthy tranquillity, perceiving the nature skin ...
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  • We happen to see this place purely by chance as we were walking past and soon discovered a gold colored statue shining in the evening sun. We were thrilled when we got to see this place up close. As we explored further, we came across gardens and finally the Catalan Parliament building. Nice place to walk specially in the evening to relax and recharge. No entry fee of any sort. We started the walk at the Arc and then moved along, crossed the road to access the park. Certainly worth a look.
  • Probably the nicest park we ran across in the short 2 days in Barcelona. Walking into the park there were ping pong tables (which I guess is common), tons of benches and a statue surrounded by a pond. The park was filled with lots of walking spaces and close to the botanical gardens and zoo. It wasn't over crowded but you could tell it was a place families liked to visit.
  • Beautiful park for a stroll or a day picnic. Very lively in parts and quiet in others, you can find the balance that's right for you. There are several notable sculptures and fountains throughout, and be sure to keep an eye out for the beautiful green birds that roost up in the trees. There are also public facilities including drinking fountains and bathrooms, and we saw at least one food stand selling hot dogs, ice cream, and drinks.
  • Visited with my family and we enjoyed the place a lot. Only had an hour to spend there but we could have spent much more if we had the time. The center area with the gold statue and fountain is very impressive. More generally, the place is beautiful, very green, with lots of flora, fun spots and just great for a picnic or a longer hang out. There are also several kiddie playgrounds and kiosks for snacks and drinks.
  • Great place for a picnic or any other outdoorsy activity. On Sunday they have open salsa dancing for anybody in front of the fountain. The park is big enough to spend a whole afternoon inside. You'll see many people doing yoga, playing instruments, doing any kind of activity or just hanging out.
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