Located in the heart of the old town, in the legendary district of La Ribeira, the 17-hectare Ciutadella Park is one of the largest and best known parks in the city. It is also a favourite park for both residents and visitors.
This peaceful oasis is situated on the site of a large military citadel (hence its name), built in 1715 by Philip V. The land was subsequently sold by General Prim, on the condition that it be turned into a park. It has a huge lawn, a monumental Baroque fountain, a small lake with canoe rentals, the family-friendly Barcelona Zoo, the Catalan Parliament building, and three museums the Museum of Zoology, the Museum of Geology, and the Museum of Modern Art.
Parc de la Ciutadella
Passeig de Picasso, 21
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