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The Parc de la Ciutadella is Barcelona's central park, with a zoo, lake, fountain, and several museums. Spread over 74 acres of landscaped greens by architect Josep Fontseré, it was laid out at the end of the 19th century for the World Fair on the site of the former fortress (''ciutadella'') that was built by Philip V after the defeat of 1714. Some of the original buildings such as the church and the arsenal were conserved and can be seen today. Some of the Fair buildings are also standing today, such as the Castell dels Tres Dragons by Domènech i Montaner, Cascada - the monumental waterfall with triumphal arch by Fontseré, the Umbracle plant house, and the Hivernacle glass house. The Catalan Parliament stands at the center of the park, occupying the former arsenal. It is a great place to enjoy games, sports or spend a leisurely afternoon. The Museum of Natural Science has informative sections on zoology and geology. The park is dotted with various installations, including Josep Clara's "Als Voluntaris Catalans", a stone mammoth sculpture that is a favorite with kids, and a replica of Josep Llimona's beautiful sculpture "El desconsol" (Distress).



About Parc de la Ciutadella

 Pg Picasso, 21, Barcelona, España

 +34 934 13 24 00

Parc de la Ciutadella and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia(2.2 km)
Barcelona's most popular and famous attraction, the Sagrada Família, is a testament to Antoni Gaudi's Modernist style and quite possibly unlike any other church in the world.

Gothic Quarter

Gothic Quarter(1.4 km)
The Gothic Quarter is one of the four neighborhoods that form the Ciutat Vella or Old City of Barcelona.

Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya

Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya(0.8 km)
The Palau de la Generalitat is a medieval palace that is the seat of the Presidency and the Government of Catalonia.

Gato Grande de Botero

Gato Grande de Botero(1.6 km)
El gato del Raval - The Raval Cat on Rambla del Raval is a landmark bronze sculpture by Fernando Botero of a huge, rounded cat.

Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum

Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum(0.7 km)
The Hash, Marijuana and Hemp Museum, located in the modernist Palau Mornau, offers a unique permanent exhibition on the development of the cannabis plant as a versatile source for industrial, nutritional, medicinal, sacramental and recreational purposes.


Montjuic(2.9 km)
The Montjuic is a 184.

Can Framis Museum

Can Framis Museum(2.1 km)
The Can Framis Museum is dedicated to contemporary Catalan art.

National Library of Catalunya

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