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Parc de la Ciutadella

Avenida del Marques de l'Argentera, Barcelona, Spain (Eixample)
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Ranked #26 of 343 Attractions in Barcelona
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Type: Parks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Biking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: The Ciutadella Park   The Ciutadella Park is located near the port, in the Ribera district. It started out as a fortress in 1714 when Philip V became... more »
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

On the edge of El Born district. This park is famous for Gaudi Cascada Fountain. On our recent visit, the water fountain was not working, moss was growing from the spouts. It was clear that the fountain and the park required maintenance.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a stroll in the sun here today. It's easy accessible and has a really nice water feature. Beware of the pick pockets here though trying to 'collect' money for children's charities or to sign a petition. They hover the clipboard over you and while you're signing the dirty rats are sneaking through your pockets. As long as you... More

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Athens, Greece
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Visit this park for a relaxing walk. You must visit the fountain with the statues (marble, gold ones) and you might also have breakfast at the cantine there watching the fountain. You can also find a pond with boats and ducks, or visit the zoo (you must pay)

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We found this by chance on our long walk around Barcelona. The park is well looked after and the fountains are a must see.

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Cambridge
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35 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We went here at dusk on a Monday, there were still plenty of people around including dog walkers and joggers. We also noted an impromptu drum circle and a young lady playing a wind instrument to a tree. This was our first evening in Barcelona and really set the impression of the city; beautiful and bohemian.

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

A pretty place but not worth going out of your way to visit. It is next to the zoo. There is a small 'shop' where you can buy snacks and food. Chairs and tables are provided for customers.

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California
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This park, located near the port, is lovely, with the most amazing fountains (Gaudi worked on them as a student), a Cascada, the Catalan parliament building, lots of sculpture, a triumphal arch, well-tended paths and gardens. I wasn't looking for it; it found me!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We had a little trouble finding it, but were glad we didn't miss it! The fountain was beautiful. We took so many pictures there! We also rented a small row boat and paddled around the small lake for 30 minutes. I think it was 6-8 EURO.

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Florianopolis, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

If you take Bus turistic you pass by this place. it is worth stop and have a look. it is a hug place and must have a bit of time to go around.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Great bit of green in the city to chill out in, as a park its nothing amazingly spectacular apart from its fountains but appreciated the areas of shade it affords and a great place to sit and wait from trains if you're travelling in and out of the nearby Estacio de França (R2).

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