La Ciudadela

Paseo Lluis Companys, 2, Pujadas, 5, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08018, Spain
La Ciudadela
Enter dates for best prices
Compare best prices from top travel partners
Booking.com Expedia.com Hotels.com

94%

Satisfaction Excellent
Excellent
18%
10
Very Good
56%
30
Average
20%
11
Poor
3%
2
Terrible
0%
0

N/A

Value Score No Data

Show Prices

Good For Solo
  • Families92
  • Couples77
  • Solo100
  • Business50

More about La Ciudadela

Parc de la Ciutadella

by Redang

This beautiful park was built where the old Citadel (Ciutadella) was. It also houses the Parliament of Cataluña.

Pics:
- Main: Cascade
- Second: Nuseum of Zoology
- Third: Parliament
- Fourth: Mamuth

Two websites in case you want to know more, but they are in Spanish:
- es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parque_de_la_Ciudadela
- www.ub.es/geocrit/ciutadella.htm

Placa Rius I Taulet

by irisbe

This little square, one of the many in this Gracia area, is named after Francesc de Paula Rius Y Taulet, born in Barcelona in 1833 and deceased in Olerdola in 1890.
He studied at the Barcelona University til 1858 and decided to get himself involved in politics.
As far as I have found information he was very much concerned about urbanization of the city and he preserved parks and area's as the "parque de la Ciudadela".
He also was involved in many museum projects and his masterpiece was his contribution to the World Exposition, that opened at the 20th of May in 1888.
The Queen regente María cristina de Austria honoured him with the title of Marquise de Olérdola. When we had our first drink there on our day of our arrival, at 9 pm in the evening, we had no idea that this nice little square was named after such an important person.

Triumphal arch - Arco del Triunfo

by spanishguy

This Triumphal arch is an archway structure built by the Universal Exhibition of 1888 as its main gate. It has some pieces of sculptures as the one in the front, named "Barcelona welcomes the nations" and the coat of arms of the other 49 Spanish provinces. It's located at the end of the Lluis Companys promenade which link this monument with the Citadel Park.

Este Arco del Triunfo es una estructura arquitectónica construida para la Exposición Universal de 1888 como puerta principal. Tiene algunas esculturas como la del frontal, llamada "Barcelona recibe las naciones" y los escudos de las restantes 49 provincias españolas. Se encuentra al final del Paseo Lluis Companys que enlaza el monumento con el Parque de la Ciudadela.

Citadel park - Parque de la Ciudadela

by spanishguy

The Citadel Park has been the only park in town during a long time. The King Phillip V (1700-1746) built a citadel in this area as a military fortress in order to control the city against more uprisings, destroying an important part of La Ribera neighbourhood. It was teared down in the mid of 19th century and the park was created. It was the area where the 1888 Universal Exhibition was held. There is a nice lake where you can rent rowboats, an old greenhouse made out of glass, the museums of Zoology and Geology, the Parliament of Catalonia, The Zoo and the Waterfall Park. There is a real scale model of a mammouth made in 1906.

El Parque de la Ciudadela ha sido el único parque de la ciudad durante bastante tiempo. El Rey Felipe V (1700-1746) construyó una ciudadela en esta zona como una fortaleza militar para controlar la ciudad contra otros levantamientos, destruyendo una importante parte del barrio de La Ribera. Ésta fue tirada abajo a mediados del soglo XIX y se creó el parque. Esta fue la zona donde se celebró la Exposición Universal de 1888. Hay un bonito lago donde se puede alquilar una barca de remos, un antiguo invernadero, los museos de Zoología y Geología, el Parlamento de Cataluña, el Zoológico y el Parque de la Cascada. Hay una figura de un mamut en escala natural hecha en 1906.

Parliament of Catalonia- Parlamento Cataluña

by spanishguy

The regional Parliament of Catalonia represents the people of the Autonomous Community and it elects the President of its regional government (Generalitat). It's housed in the former arsenal of the citadel garrison fortress. This building became the seat of the Catalonian Parliament in 1932 and then it was restored as Parliament in 1980. It was designed by the Flemish engineer Prosper de Verboom.

El Parlamento Regional de Cataluña representa a los ciudadanos de la Comunidad Autónoma y elije al Presidente de su gobierno regional (Generalidad). Está en el antiguo arsenal del patio de armas de la fortaleza de la ciudadela. El edificio pasó a ser la sede del Parlamento catalán en 1932 y posteriormente fue restaurado como Parlamento en 1980. Fue diseñado por el ingeniero flamenco Prosper de Verboom.

Visiting hours / Horario de visita

First fridays of each mounth / Primer viernes de cada mes: 16:00 - 18:00 (guided tours just in Catalan / visitas guiadas sólo en catalán)

Photos

Citadel Park - Parque de la CiudadelaCitadel Park - Parque de la Ciudadela

Citadel Park - Parque de la CiudadelaCitadel Park - Parque de la Ciudadela

Comments

Popular Hotels in Barcelona

Duquesa de Cardona

Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Paseo de Colon 12, Barcelona

Show Prices

Jazz

Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

Pelai 3, Barcelona

Show Prices

Hotel Majestic

Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

Paseo de Gracia 68, Barcelona

Show Prices

Casa Camper

Carrer Elisabets 11, Barcelona

Show Prices

View all Barcelona hotels

View all Barcelona hotels

Latest Barcelona hotel reviews

Prestige Congress Hotel Barcelona
156 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Mar 27, 2014
Grand Marina Hotel
834 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 21, 2014
Cotursa Rossello Hotel
166 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 12, 2014
Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona Hotel
940 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 19, 2014
Catalonia Aragon Hotel Barcelona
186 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 3, 2014
Gran Hotel Rey Don Jaime
52 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 14, 2014
Hotel TOP Olympic
1105 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 21, 2014
Rafaelhoteles Casanova
435 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 21, 2014
Catalonia Portal de l'Angel
249 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 19, 2014
Central Hotel
166 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 9, 2014
Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I
458 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 20, 2014
Hotel Peninsular Barcelona
152 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 15, 2014
Apsis Splendid Hotel
180 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 11, 2014
Occidental Reding Hotel
130 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 8, 2014
Duquesa de Cardona
550 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 11, 2014

 La Ciudadela

We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:

La Ciudadela Barcelona
La Ciudadela Hotel Barcelona

Address: Paseo Lluis Companys, 2, Pujadas, 5, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08018, Spain