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The 44 acres (18 hectares) are home to Castell dels Tres Dragons, the Umbracle (plant house) and Hivernacle (glass house).
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Passeig de Picasso, 21, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
+34 638 23 71 15
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were lucky enough to visit this park on an unseasonably warm day. It was picture perfect, and we could have easily stayed there for more than half a day. Take your time and walk around, there are so many interesting details to see, and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank preetiwaas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely park. We really enjoyed this place.. Also Can look at the parlament building. There is a small boating lake.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gurman12345
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This urban park has been part of the Barcelona city scene for well over a century. It is worth spending a couple hours exploring this area. There is plenty to see and do, and everyone seems to be having great fun. It was certainly one...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chuck M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was far and beyond our favorite park in Barcelona, and one of the highlights of our trip there. We ended up spending way more time there than anticipated, just because it's so peaceful and there's so much to see. Great spot to relax, people...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Myles D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Parc del la Ciutadella is a green oasis located in the center of Barcelona. The park has lake where you can rent a boat , a zoo, an amazing water fountain, the Parliament and plenty of seating areas. Great place to people watch and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank luckyj_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Big place where you can walk around and relax. The fountain is beautiful but not very well kept. Graffiti on walls, a homeless guy staying with a tent at the base of the monument, brushing his teeth while you are visiting and taking photos. A...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it was a wonderful Sunday in the park, not too busy but not quiet either, with a good mix of musicians. Great old statues, fountains, the palace to admire.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank haktus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a wander in the early evening when the park is popular for paseos. The gilded statues of the fountain are amazing to see as well.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank fenemor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nice park near the zoo. We ate there and we enjoyed a lot the place. Barcelona is fantastic, we will come back.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Escape53942720343
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect spot for a walk, when you need a break from sightseeing. Busy with locals in weekends, quiet suring the week. Locals like to walk, jog and relax in the parc.

Date of experience: November 2018
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August 3, 2018|
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Response from Exetercitydenise | Reviewed this property |
No there is no pool here. It's more of a botanical garden with trees, lawns etc.
May 5, 2018|
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Response from seansutton217 | Reviewed this property |
Opposite the fountain within the park there is a small bar that serves cold drinks and light bites. Perfect for refreshing yourself or perhaps having a light bite I.e a sandwich and a drink. Chairs and tables are also... More
May 3, 2018|
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Response from Nathalie C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The magic fountain has been repaired and is up and going and is definitely worth a visit. We recommend it!
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Durham. UK
Please believe me............ (1 Replies)
........I realise how boring these same old questions become to regulars but I've done a search and bought the Globetrotter guide to Barcelona and still need to ask the same old safety question. I'm looking at an in an apartment listed on VRBO as "facing Parc de la Ciutadella" is this a good area for myself, daughter and fourteen year old granddaughter?
February 02, 2007|
Response fromB C|
Durham5, Do a search in the forum for Parc de la Ciutadella, from what I could find it seem fine - there were a lot of hits. Neverthless, you should always be careful and alert to avoid been hit by pickpockets. Barcelona is beatiful, have a lot of fun
Eixample Lodging (12 Replies)
Greetings: This summer our family and friends of ours, both with 6-8 yr. olds, are going to rent an apt. in Eixample district. I have found some choices, so now am trying to decide which area of Eixample to stay in. Is the eastern edge near the Auditorium of Music a good location? It looks to be close proximity to the beach, Parc de la Ciutadella, and what looks to be more of the center of the city to the east, and not too far from La Sagrada Familia. I assume this is a safe area and not...More
March 22, 2015|
Response fromEileen U|
The area is fine,most of Barcelona is safe,it has a very low violent crime rate,it doesn't happen often compared to most other European cities,the main problem is petty crime like pickpockets,but as long as you keep your valuables safe and use your common sense you'll be fine,just like in any other big city or large tourist destination.you'll be able to walk to some sites,but id advise useing metro also,because with two six and eight year olds with you,it may get tiring,not just from the...More
Sydney, Australia
Barcelona itinerary with young kids (26 Replies)
Spending 6 nights in barcelona in September with family - have two kids 4 and 6. This is my plan so far- obviously can't do too many things each day and trying to include things they would enjoy as well. Never been to Spain before. Interested in people's thought. Day 1: Arrive at night. No activities. Day 2: Slow easy day as kids will have jet lag. Morning get food/snacks from supermarket for the week. Afternoon Hop on/off bus for city tour and La Rambla. Day 3: Morning- Sagrada...More
September 06, 2017|
Response frompandachris2|
What are your dates?