Parc de la Ciutadella

Parc de la Ciutadella Barcelona

Parc de la Ciutadella, also called Ciutadella Park, is located in the heart of Barcelona that connects four different neighborhoods: El Born, The Olympic Village, Barceloneta, and Arc de Triomf. 

Ciutadella Park, constructed in the 19th Century, is considered one of the most important parks in Barcelona. The Park offers vast grass areas where visitors can relax and enjoy a day. 

If you are visiting Barcelona, Parc de la Ciutadella is definitely a great place to spend a few hours and enjoy the wonderful weather of Barcelona.

The Arc de Triomf

Things to Do in Parc de la Ciutadella

The Arc de Triomf

Architect Josep Vilaseca built the Arc de Triomf i Casanovas as the 1888 Universal Exhibition gateway. Ciutadella Park is close to the Arc de Triomf, if you enter the Park from the Arc de Triomf metro station, you will walk through the Barcelona version of Arc de Triomphe.

Barcelona Zoo & The museum of Zoology Barcelona

Barcelona Zoo is located inside Parc de la Ciutadella and is a fun place to spend around 3 to 5 hours with children. There are some interesting species like penguins, flamingos, and indo-dragons. Suitable for family and children. Although a few restaurants/bars are operating inside, I highly recommend bringing your food and drinks as the Park is a bit pricier. There’s a large playground inside the Zoo for kids to enjoy after seeing all the animals. 

Besides the Barcelona Zoo, the museum of zoology Barcelona is also located in the Park; it is full of stuffed animals and skeletons.

Picnics 

Parc de la Ciutadella is a classic picnic spot in Barcelona, full of picnic goers chilling on the ground and soaking up the sun. There is a huge expanse of green space to relax on and tons of areas to choose from. Enjoy a picnic in the Park. All you need is a blanket, easy snacks to enjoy the music and lively energy around.

Blowing Bubbles

Blowing bubbles is absolutely magical. Enjoying soap bubbles in the Park. Poking and blowing bubbles is a terrific way to get children for fresh air and enjoy outdoor activity.

Biking

Biking is one of the best ways to explore the park, stop by the monuments, the lakes and garden. When the good weathers arrives, you can enjoy the blue sky and sunshine on either the dirt road, or center pathway. if you are not sure where to go, a bike tour is the best option to cruise around without worries of getting lost.

Take a Walk Around the Park

Walking outside in the fresh air can be mentally and physically invigorating, and it is something easy to do. When the weather is ideal, walking in Parc de Ciutadella is pleasant. Around the Park, you will also find several spaces and corners for children run around, letting out the energy.

Boat Ride

Highly recommend finding the lake in the center of the Park, you can hire a boat for €6/30 minutes for two people. Around the lake, you will find a lovely fountain and a few small kiosks for drinks.

There are several different spots in the park to enjoy various kinds of activities. Overall, the park is a place to practice a healthy and outdoor lifestyle. It is certainly a low budget and fun for all ages.

General Information

Address:
Passeig de Picasso, 21
08003 Barcelona, España.

Opening hours:  10:00-22:30

Metro: Jaume I  ( Yellow Line, L4)

Bus:

  • Passeig Pujades / Parc de la Ciutadella: 40, 42, H14, H16
  • Parc de la Ciutadella / Princesa: 39, 51, H14

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