Ciutadella Park, Barcelona

4.6
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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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  • Fantastic park to visit. Visited it first on a bike tour so we got a lot of the history and then returned ourselves. It would be very easy if you are a person who likes parks to be there for hours... 
    Fantastic park to visit. Visited it first on a bike tour so we got a lot of the history and then returned ourselves. It would be very easy if you are a person who likes parks to be there for hours...  more »
  • Very nice park just opposite the Arc De Triomf. If you are visiting Arc De Triomf, do walk across to check out this park. It is not overly crowded on a Tuesday morning. 
    Very nice park just opposite the Arc De Triomf. If you are visiting Arc De Triomf, do walk across to check out this park. It is not overly crowded on a Tuesday morning.  more »
  • We visited this park several times during our visit to Barcelona. It was within an easy walk from our hotel and as keen birdwatchers we loved the birdlife in this park, quite unexpected for a city... 
    We visited this park several times during our visit to Barcelona. It was within an easy walk from our hotel and as keen birdwatchers we loved the birdlife in this park, quite unexpected for a city...  more »
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  • An extremely beautiful park. Plenty of green spaces, sports and outdoor activities designated areas, places where you can sit down for a picnic, historical buildings and playgrounds for the little ones. It's also in proximity of the pool, the zoo and plenty of shops and restaurants. We have spent a lot of time there with the little ones, running around, making friends and playing with dogs. It was one of our favourite places! God, I miss it so much.
  • I loved this park. It was massive and exploring it was really a treat. Many people were relaxing, sunbathing, rowing in boats, dancing or enjoying the live music and eateries around. There is even a proper zoo in this park. It's got everything. It is worth taking the time to enjoy the sun and mingle with the locals.
  • You simply must visit this place, one of the iconic places in Barcelona.More so if you have a child or a teen. There is so much to do there, but certainly take a picnic to have it on the grass or at a bench, hire a boat, see the fountain, may be visit the places (some museums) located on the perimeter. Mind you, the oranges ripe on the trees, they are edible in principle, but very bitter, because they really are for decoration, not food. :) Unlike salad you get in a cafe.
  • The most extravagant fountain I’ve ever seen in my life! It’s really beautiful and the statues look like their polished it’s so nice. Some other cute installations and a lake with ducks and ducklings. Super cute and romantic park for strolls or a row in the lake. Definitely must see in Barcelona!
  • Probably the best park I’ve been in a while. My visit was in Spring and everything was green and absolutely beautiful - I felt like I was in some kind of a tropical paradise. It does get crowded during the afternoon, but it adds to the charm of the park - you can’t fault people going there. I recommend going there around the “Golden Hour” as to make some stunning pictures :)

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