Parks and Gardens

Parc de la Ciutadella

Barcelona’s main city park – Parc de la Ciutadella – is a pleasant escape from the narrow streets of the El Born district nearby.

The city’s main central park absolutely fills up on a pleasant day, but there’s always somewhere to sit and enjoy the passing parade.

The park also features some leftover – and curiously, unused – buildings from the 1888 Universal Exhibition, and a spectacular fountain and lake designed by the park’s architect Josep Fontseré.

The park is also home to Barcelona Zoo, and attached to the promenade along Passeig de Lluís Companys that culminates at the Arc de Triomf, which was the gateway to the Exhibition.

It’s also a great place for tourists to experience a bit of local color, as opposed to just seeing sites with other tourists.


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