Parc de la Ciutadella

Price guide: Free

Passeig Picasso, Barcelona

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Parc de la Ciutadella
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By Sally Davies, your Barcelona expert

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Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Value for money:
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Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Sporty types, Great views / scenery

Best for Chilling out - Expert review of Parc de la Ciutadella

A verdant oasis for strolling, reading and generally relaxing in the Old City.

This prettily landscaped park was created when the hated citadel was pulled down, and is now a much needed green lung for the centre of town. As well as the Zoo, there’s a pretty boating lake, endless statuary, an ornate waterfall, which was one of the young Gaudí’s first projects, a palm house and a couple of playgrounds for small children. At the top end is a picnic area, although there are acres of well-kept grass to lounge on, and if you forget to bring provisions, the Drac Cafe is a useful watering hole.

More information on Parc de la Ciutadella:

Price guide:
Free
Type:
Park / garden
Address:
Passeig Picasso, Barcelona
Telephone:
93 413 24 00
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Daily 9am-sunset.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Outdoor

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