Parc de la Ciutadella, Barcelona
Favorite thing: The Ciutadella Park is located near the port, in the Ribera district. It started out as a fortress in 1714 when Philip V became the first Bourbon king and his man the Duke of Berwick ordered its construction. In 1869 it was decided to turn this into a park and the fortress was demolished. The park was going to be used for the Universal Exhibition of 1888 and the architects of the park were Josep Fontsere and Elies Rogent. The gardens were the work of the French landscape architect Jean-Claude Nicolas Forestier. The park has the former Arsenal, which is now the Catalan Parliament building. There is a spectacular and monumental waterfall, called the Cascada, that was designed by Fontsere with the help of a student called Gaudi. The cascading waterfall has sculptures of horses and winged dragons. The backdrop of the fountain is a triumphal arch that is topped with a sculpture of a manned chariot of four horses. All of these have the Baroque style.
Favorite thing: One thing that makes Barcelona such a beautiful city is the large number of parks. The Parc de la Ciutadella is a very beautiful and well-tended park near the old city and next to the zoo. The fortress type building in this picture is the Zoological Museum, which we did not have time to visit. Put that one down on the list for the next trip to Barcelona!
Favorite thing: This is me and my friend Bruno in front of the main (beautiful) fountain of the Parc de la Ciutadella, a big and lovely park located near downtown (towards the southeast of town, close to Villa Olimpica) and next to the zoo park. You can stroll, row in the lake or just lie down on the grass, it's a great place to rest and relax when the weather is good!
Favorite thing: In the great Corte-Ingles-store right at Placa Cataluna is a restaurant on the 7th floor. This restaurant offers a free gigantic view on the Placa, the beginning of the Ramblas and the Montjuic. I only went there for a few minutes and pictures, the café itself is not really worth a visit.
Favorite thing: Barcelona Zoo: Is a small and friendly looking place with a fair amount of animals, which include the Albino Gorilla that is shown on a lot of the postcards and flyers that promote the zoo. Could be a place to take bored children, or yourself if you really have seen everything and have nothing better to do.
Fondest memory: This is a small area of Barcelona by the sea. It is very beautiful and people that live there are very friendly. You can find small bars where you can have a drink and meet some people.
If you go towards the sea you can also find the marina of Barcelona which is also a very good spot for a nice walk under the sun.
Favorite thing: Close to the main RAMBLA there are a lot of little roads that link Playa della Catalunya to the port aarea. In those roads I saw something typical of the portual cities: poor boroughs but at the meantime the true Barcelona it's hidden there and not just in the main touristic places.
Favorite thing: I only wish we had more time to enjoy and linger in this wonderful park, where parots live in the palms and where boats can be rented for a smooth ride over the calm waters of this beautiful lake in the middle of Parc de la Ciutadella.
take a rest in Ciutadella Park - a haven of peace within the city, with its flower beds, lily ponds, waterfalls, fountains, lakes, bandstands and monuments.The photo is of the waterfall in the park.
THE PARK OF LA CIUTADELLA .
This extensive green area was created in 1714 as a
military citadel and was offered to the city in 1869
and converted into a public park.
This area became the centre of the Universal
Exhibition of 1888. At present it accommodates the
Parliament of Catalonia, the Zoo, several museums,
green areas, a pond with boats and a beautiful
fountain with a cascade of statues and figures in
which Gaudí worked.
In the North entrance, the giant Victory Arch build
for the Exhibition is situated.
Favorite thing: In this picture you can see the TRIUMF ARC,located in the Park of the CIUDATELLA,also you can see here the site of Catalonia's Parliament,PALAU DE LA GENERALITAT.
Favorite thing: Go to the Parc Zoologic to see Snowflake, a rare albino gorilla.
ZOO OF BARCELONA
I had to go....I know it's not the first place you'd visit but i was so curious...I was never been in a zoo!!!
Favorite thing: This ornamental fountain in the Parc de la Ciutadella, was a project of Josep Fontseré and Antoni Gaudì.