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Parc de la Ciutadella

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Address: Avenida del Marques de l'Argentera, Barcelona, Spain
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Biking
Description: The 44 acres (18 hectares) are home to Castell dels Tres Dragons, the...
The 44 acres (18 hectares) are home to Castell dels Tres Dragons, the Umbracle (plant house) and Hivernacle (glass house).
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Beautiful, charismatic and peaceful

Loved this parc. The perfect place to escape the city and just enjoy a good book, a glass of wine, watch the artists, making music with their friends and just relax.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Sneek, The Netherlands
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Sneek, The Netherlands
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Loved this parc. The perfect place to escape the city and just enjoy a good book, a glass of wine, watch the artists, making music with their friends and just relax.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Ciutadella is a beautiful park near the Arc de Triomf in Barcelona. It's a perfect spot to hangout on a nice day to relax, listen to music, and people watch. The locals come here to drink and hangout, and sometimes people walk around and sell cheap food. While that might seem sketchy, the samosa I bought for 1 euro was... More 

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Gloucester, UK
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great place which is also popular with locals too. We loved the Gaudi designed fountain and was a lovely spot to relax at the end of a day.

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Berlin, Germany
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Truly a very nice park. Interesting, creative design, many green spots to lie down and relax. Many street performers in front of the Arc de Triomf. Much better than the rather monotonous Park Guell.

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55 reviews 55 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful park! The fountain area is pretty amazing. The landscape changes to a little less exciting by the zoo. But that fountain...! There were some freestyling tap dancers in the gazebo by the fountain, which was so great to watch.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

As I'm not really a beach person, the park provided an opportunity and beautiful location to relax. It's quite a large park and so full of trees that you're not aware of how many people are around, you can always find a spot for yourself even when it's busy. There are a few things to see in the park too:... More 

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Swindon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We went to the Parc de Cuitadella on the Thursday of our holiday. We were advised to stay out of the sun and keep to the shade as Barcelona was experiencing a heat wave!!! We had a taxi from our Hotel and this dropped us off outside the Zoo also in the Parc. Well, the park is absolutely lovely, it's... More 

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Estepona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

get your picnic basket out and set out to spend a few hours just people watching, sit on the grass and soak up the atmosphere, people singing and playing instruments, boat rowing , there is plenty here to entertain you without spending a penny

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Barcelona, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Though people congregate for different reasons the whole year, the month of May until November is the best time. There are the fountains where Gaudi as a young architect began to form his style. He made the round lizard plaque in the upper part of the cascades, marking this paticular icon for most of his following works. The horse monument... More 

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Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Two lakes with different birds a lot of footpaths and benches to sit down and enjoy the nature. You can also rent a boat and row a bit.

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Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
The sounds of Marina Olympica's rocking boats and clicking mastheads swaying to and fro set an impressive backdrop for Ciutadella and Villa Olimpica. Follow the aromas of garlic, wine, and fresh local fish to the various restaurants running along the marina. A grand bronze fish statue soaring high above serves as a beacon to those searching for the renowned Casino Barcelona or the extremely popular nightclubs which practically lie on the beach itself.
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