Parc de la Ciutadella

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An oasis in the busy Barcelona, the Parc de la Ciutadella was designed by Josep Fontsère for the 1888 Universal Exhibition and houses the Barcelona’s Zoo since 1892.

One of it´s most notable features is the Cascada (Waterfall), a fountain designed by Fontsère with the help of Antonio Gaudí, at the time an unknown student of architecture.

This urban green lung, which resulted from the demolition of the military citadel still hosts many structures exclusively built for the universal exhibition. The modernist building of Castell dels Tres Dragons, which houses a museum of zoology and of geology, the Hivernacle, a cast iron and glass pavilion that it’s now a winter garden and a venue for jazz concerts and Umbracle, a wood-brick tropical greenhouse.

The park, where locals and tourists relax, also has a small lake and displays an intriguing sculpture, Als Voluntaries Catalan, commissioned to Josep Clarà in 1918 as a tribute to the Catalan volunteers killed on the battlefield under the Allied flags.

Contacts & Details

Passeig de Picasso, 21 08003