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Parc de la Ciutadella

Avenida del Marques de l'Argentera, Barcelona, Spain (Eixample)
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Ranked #26 of 323 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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Caracas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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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Barcelona, Spain
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Parc de la Ciutadella always has lots going on, so if you plan on doing exercise there it's better to go early morning or later in the afternoon before dark to avoid the crowds. The park is not nearly as good as El Retiro in Madrid, as it needs to better it's grassy areas (the grass is quite sparse), but... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

A centrally located park close to the main center of Barcelona and close to the metro Arc De Triomf. If you have some spare time and feel like some downtime then this is definitely the place to go. You can see the quirky Arc de Triomf, lake where you could hire a row boat if you wish, a zoo and... More

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Valencia, Spain
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

I love this park. Every single time I go to Barc, I always make sure to go to this park. They have a zoo, a HUGE beautiful sculpture/fountain, a beautiful scenic lake, and so many areas to just lay out and relax. You can even rent out a canoe for a half hour. Make sure you visit this spot.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

A huge park with gravelled walk ways and plenty of seating areas. The main water fountain was very grand and worth a few photos as the the water was extremely green...not sure if it was coloured with dye for the effect as it was so green???

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Beerot Yitshaq, HaMerkaz, Israel
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Nice place for an afternoon stroll. On the weekends it is filled with street performers and family picnics. We were there on a Sunday, so we weren't able to enter the museums, but the park was great.

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Hampshire, UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I love this park. Great place to chill out! Lots of people relaxing, painting, dancing, hula-hooping, juggling etc... Very cool place for hanging out and people watching! Take a blanket, find a spot, take in the atmosphere and if you are tired like I was...have an afternoon siesta! Bliss! Can't wait to return!

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Essex
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147 reviews 147 reviews
64 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This Park is certainly worth a trip to, we walked through the Gothic Quarter from the Ramblas and then stopped in the park to rest. It is beautiful, well maintained and certainly well kept. You can people watch happily on one of the many benches here and then go visit the Gaudi Cascada afterwards if you so wish. The free... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The fountain at Ciutadella is beautiful and well worth a visit! The park is easy to find and best way to get there is via the tram which goes right outside.

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