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  Rent a boat on the lake at Parc de la Ciutadella.
by seamandrew

La Ciutadella (which means citadel or fortress), was ordered to be built as a fortress to house about 8,000 troops by Felipe V in 1714. The land was ceded back to the city for conversion to a public park in 1869 and it emerged as a park for the 1888 World Exposition.

Interesting buildings remain from its military past, and from its glorious time as the Exposition showground. Some of these are the Museu de Zoologia, Hivernacle, Museu de Geologia, and the Umbracle. Also quite beautiful is the Cascada fountain (see separate tips on some of these).

But the most remarkable aspect of the park is its refreshing tranquility. It is a realy city park, full of skateboarders, footballers, and toddlers with their mommies. One can even rent boats on the lake or a bicycle for a stroll through the park. It is constantly tendend by municipal gardeners. It is verdant and a soothing place to walk in all seasons.

Address: Avingudade del Marqus de l'Argentera
Directions: On the edge of Ribera district. Near Barri Gothic, Cathedral Seu and Port Vell.
Phone: 34638237115
Website: http://www.barcelonaturisme.com/

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  • Updated Nov 30, 2003
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