Parc de la Ciutadella

Parc de la Ciutadella, Barcelona: Address, Phone Number, Parc de la Ciutadella Reviews: 4.5/5

Parc de la Ciutadella
4.5
About
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
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Sant Pere
How to get there
  • Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica • 7 min walk
  • Arc de Triomf • 9 min walk
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robgarrettcurator
Gdynia, Poland328 contributions
Relaxing and surprising...
Jul 2021
The Parc de la Ciutadella is a great place for relaxing and sight-seeing... From the Arc de Triomf at one end to the Zoo at the other, there's lots to see and do, or not do anything but sit in the shade and listen to the parrots squawking overhead. On the Sunday I visited there were exercise groups and even a seniors dance group in the rotunda next to the lake. Favourite spots for me were the Cascada del Parc de la Ciutadella, and the very photogenic life-sized (concrete) woolly Mammoth!
Written July 27, 2021
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Sam
Nuremberg, Germany11,136 contributions
Ciutadella Park
May 2021 • Couples
Loved this park! It's huge! Lot of live music and performances around. Great area to relax, sit down for drinks or exercise
Written June 29, 2021
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Bea L
Madrid, Spain3 contributions
Great park, even better fountain!
May 2021
Beautiful park to spend the day with family. Lots of vendors like most reviews said. Fun to people watch or have a picnic. Dont forget to check out the fountain, definitely worth the climb! Highlight of our day.
Written June 23, 2021
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SPRT
Vancouver Island, Canada3 contributions
recomendad on Sunday
Jan 2021
recommended to visit on Sundays , usually there are some activities or small exhibitions for families and recommended to go with kids .
Written January 27, 2021
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Renbeauty
London, UK205 contributions
Sunday Stroll
Nov 2020 • Solo
I decided to take a stroll through Ciutadella Parc on one of the warmest November days. It was quite busy with people in small group's sitting on the grassy areas. The park is quite big and spacious with something interesting to see with every turn; it felt like walking through a maze and each turn had a pleasant surprise like a lake or fountain.

It is only a short 5 minutes walk from Arc de Triomf with multiple entrances to the park. Although it was busy with lots of people, there were still a large amount of greenery and unoccupied benches so it did not feel crowded at all.

Written December 3, 2020
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Chaitanya
Cambridge, Canada854 contributions
Good Park, beautiful fountain
Dec 2019
Park close to the Arc de triomf. Has a little bit of everything and is a nice place to go for a stroll and just spend a lazy afternoon. Has a beautiful fountain, which is worth the visit on its own.
A great park to spend a day.
Written September 8, 2020
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom4,768 contributions
Exploring beyond the main tourist sights...
Jan 2020
The park is a little off the main thoroughfare and if you only have a couple of days in Barcelona, you probably won’t have time to go here. However if you have a few extra days, I’d highly recommend it.
Entry is free and its open from 10am until late.
The park grounds are extensive, covering 70 acres. There are sculptures, a lake, museums, a monumental fountain and a zoo. 

The 2 best things we did here were:
1. Hire a row boat on the lake. This was a whim and was great fun
2. The Cascada Monumental fountain. This is no ordinary fountain. It has a tiered cascading waterfall, a triumphal arch, fountains, winged dragons and a central Botticelli-like Venus sculpture. At the very top are 4 golden horses pulling Aurora, the Roman goddess in a chariot. I particularly liked it because can climb to the top of it. Staircases on either side of the triumphal arch allow you to walk up one side and down the other. In the middle, there is a pavilion level where you can stand directly above the waterfall and look straight down over the cascade and across the park.

The paths are wide and flat so it’s very pram/pushchair friendly. It’s an ideal spot to go for a break and stretch your legs, have a picnic or let kids run free for a while. You can also rent bikes.

TIPS:
• Entry to the park is free
• There are kiosks and toilets
• Row-boats are €6 for 2 people for 30 minutes (up to €10 for 5 people)
• If you enter the park from the Passeig de Lluís Companys, you will walk through Barcelona’s own version of the Arc de Triomphe.
Written August 15, 2020
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Gordtgr
Vancouver, Canada208 contributions
The fountain was WOW
Sep 2019
It was a hot day, this park had a lot of small vendors, the fountain was a highlight of our walk. do not miss this if your in the area
Written August 10, 2020
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Steviefull
Kidderminster, UK1,169 contributions
A park with a bit of everything
Feb 2020
Another stop on our bike tour of Barcelona bought us from the Arc de Triomf to this park and in particular the excellent water feature which is impressive in both size and appearence and I'm surprised more isn't made of it.

The bike tour stopped here for a few minutes and even in this little area on top of the fountain there was a large representation of a mammoth where there was recently found some bones and fossils, as well as a band stand with music where people were happily dancing, all this on a mid february day.

I would imagine during the summer it would be a great place to kick back and relax, but with plenty to do if that took your fancy.

Definitely take a stroll here if you fancy a little bit of time away from the city side of Barcelona.
Written April 3, 2020
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kbearne
North Yorkshire, UK643 contributions
Beautiful park
Feb 2020
This park is lovely for a stroll - it's not particularly big but it is picturesque. I love the parakeets throughout and the central fountain. On a sunny day its a nice place to while away an hour or two.
Written April 2, 2020
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