La Ciutadella Park
La Ciutadella Park Barcelona Reviews
La Ciutadella Park Jul 20, 2008
The Parc de la Ciutadella is Barcelona's most central park. The park includes a zoo, a lake, a large fountain and several museums.
Also the Catalan Parliament is seated at a building in the center of the park.
If you attend to visit this place,and I really recommend that, you'll find the park at the end of the Avinguda del Marques de l'Argentera, between the district of Barceloneta and the Passeig de Sant Joan. Be sure you'll enjoy in this beautiful green area walking through the tree shaded avenues, palms, statues, flower garden, lakes with waterfalls ... this is the corner for relaxing in the heart of Barsa.
It was called Ciutadella because Philip V had a military fortress built here about 1715 - he was the Bourbon king won the War of Succesion to the throne of Spain - and after the conquest of the city he dissolved the Catalan parliament, prohibited Catalan language and raised here district the Ribera and build the fortified bastion the Ciutadella.
This place become park after 1888. when the World Fair was held in the gardens in Ciutadella - in that time famous Cascada fountain is build and it's interesting that the design is bases on the Trevi Fountain in Rome, and one more interesting is that the main architect (Josep Fontsere) was assisted by Antoni Gaudi who was still student at the time.We had no luck to see fountain in whole beauty because was under reconstruction, but still the rest of the park was paradise for eyes and soul.
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