Parc de la Cuitadella, Barcelona

Parc de la Cuitadella, Barcelona

As you explore the wonderful city of Barcelona, no doubt you will have heard of Parc de la Ciutadella or Citadel Park. If not, you are sure to stumble across it as you wander.

As I was en route back to my hotel after a long day sightseeing, I only skirted the outskirts of this lovely park, but I liked what I saw and when I get back to Barcelona, I will take more time to explore it.

The wide promenade of Passeig de Lluís Companys is where the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia is located.

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At the north-western end of the promenade, you’ll find the Arc de Triomf – a spectacular archway which was the main access to the 1888 Barcelona World Fair. The words Barcelona rep les nacions (“Barcelona welcomes the nations”) is sculpted on the top (Wikipedia).

Things to do in Barcelona
Things to do in Barcelona

There are other impressive buildings (if you like that sort of thing) such as the castle-shaped Castle of the Three Dragons, built for use as an exhibition space for the 1888 World Fair (Wikipedia).

There is also a tropical garden, created by architect Josep Fontsére.

And , of course, you’ll also find lots of people enjoying the park. Some relaxing or exercising or, like you, exploring.

If you get to Barcelona anytime soon, head to Parc de la Cuitadella for a peaceful couple of hours. I’ll be doing exactly that!

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