You are looking for a romantic place, a natural place or a nice place to sleep under a palm tree? The Ciutadella Park meets all the requirements and more. You will be surprised.
It is one of the most charming places in Barcelona and the favorite spot of all the Catalan families. Located in the neighborhood of La Ribera, it is inside the Ciutat Vella and the green lung of this area. People are all doing what they have to do, without caring about other people around. They walk, they have fun with the kids, they ride a rowboat, they kiss and they take a nap in the grass.
The small lake in the heart of the park and the numerous rowboats give to the park a magic and romantic atmosphere. If you walk a bit, you could also find a wooden kiosk to attract the visitors with music, magazines and cold drinks. Sit on the grass and have the most Spanish nap you will ever have.
A week end in Barcelona would not be enough to admire all the secret places of the park. If you look a little bit, you would even find a mammoth – I will not tell more. Visitors also like to admire the monumental fountain with four dragons that light up at night and enchant the place. It is so easy to chill out and enjoy a sunny afternoon in the heart of Barcelona.
A lot of people are looking for the citadel that gave its name to the park. Actually, it does not exist anymore. It has been destroyed and a park has been created for the World’s Fair of 1888. Near it, the Barcelona zoo has been set up to to discover the wild life.
How to get there :
- Metro : Arc de Triomf (L1), Ciutadella/Vila Olimpica (L4)
- Bus : La Ciutadella (L40, 41, 42, 414, B20, 25, N11)
- Tram : Ciutadella or Wellington (L4)