Ideal for long walks:
The Parc de la Ciutadella is very idyllic and probably the greenest oasis in the megacity of Barcelona specially during the spring.. It invites you to relax, to rebound and to go for long walks, as well as for a picnic. You can also use a rowing boat on the lake.
On the grounds of the Parc de la Ciutadella, there are several attractions: the zoo, the Catalan Parliament. The Museu d’Art Modern is situated in the building of the parliament. The Zoological Museum and the Museu de Geologia are placed in the area of the park.
Around the Parc de la Ciutadella:
The architect Lluis Domènech i Montaner
Reduced admission to the zoo with the Barcelona Card
In 1714, after the successful war at the time of Felip V., a citadel was placed on this ground. To build this fortress, Felip V. pulled away a considerable part of the quarter Ribera.
Therewith, the Bourbon king wanted to put the people under his control. La Ciutadella represented everything that the Catalans hated: the Bourbons and the central government in Madrid. Later, the Citadel was converted into a prison – mostly for political prisoners.
At the north-western entrance of the Parc de la Cuitadella, at the Passeig de Pujades, one will find a equestrian statue of General Prim, who gave the order for sanding the citadel in 1869.
The 1869 warrant for the grinding of Zidadelle existed. In 1998, the World Exhibition was placed here.