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Parc de la Ciutadella

Avenida del Marques de l'Argentera, Barcelona, Spain (Eixample)
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Ranked #27 of 326 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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Miami, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This park is a beautifull place you can miss, just behind the Arc of Triumph,a place to enjoy a stroll,the centerpiece of the park is the fountain called the Cascada or the cascade because of the shape and water run in the cascade from the top,stairs around the fountain,sculpters,columns and the whole fountain complex made in the gothic style topped... More

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Tucson
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217 reviews 217 reviews
125 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Deciding not to take time to see the zoo's animals, we instead walked over to this park's lagoon where row boats full of happy people were enjoying the afternoon. The massive grounds were inviting and so attractive (and very much enjoyed, judging from what we saw). There is no charge and it is especially nice to find a quiet, restful... More

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Beirut
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110 reviews 110 reviews
50 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

As we were visiting the arc de triomphe, we came across this park. Such an amazing place the middle of the city. The center with the fountain is fantastic ! The stairs, the green lake and dragon statues just wow. We passed by other lovely lakes too with ducks swimming around. Such a lovely stroll there. So calming and peaceful.... More

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San Diego
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Not to be missed. Large green park with huge masterpiece fountain. A ring where people can dance adds fun and charm. There is also a small lake where small boats can be rented. Small snack stand. Interesting grounds nearby. From this park, a walk to the arc De Triumph is a perfect way to continue on.

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England
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103 attraction reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

With a central location not far from the old town, this park is an ideal place to relax after a period of sightseeing. The lakes are peaceful, and the fountains are quite photogenic - although the water is rather an unusual colour.

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Zug, Switzerland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Beautifull Parc with a special fountain with dragons spitting water. A nice place to take a stroll after a busy schedule, take a sandwich and something cool to drink with you and sit on one of the benches to enjoy the Barcelona feeling.

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Nice park to walk to/through to get away from the busy streets. Very pretty. Close to a lot of the city attractions. We took a picnic here and relaxed for the afternoon which was enjoyable.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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155 reviews 155 reviews
67 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This a nice park to have a stroll or just sit and watch the world go by (though keep an eye out for pickpockets). It has a zoo, the parliamentary building, a small boating lake and 'la cascada' -a very beautiful fountain. Occasionally there are art installations too. There are drinking fountains too.

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Caracas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A melting pot of cultures and diversity! It is very close to the triumph arch, vintage train stations, ancient churches, the zoo, restaurants, bars, and even the beach... A little advice... you may relax, but be aware of pickpockets, (do not get paranoid, just do not fall asleep)

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Toronto, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Very relaxing park with running trails, lots of benches to relax on and beautiful monuments. You can also rent a boat and paddle in the lake if you care to.

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