“Parc de la Ciutadella” is located at the northeastern edge of the old town of Barcelona, and it hosts the city’s wonderful zoo, the Parliament of Catalonia, a lake, some museums, and a fountain of considerable size designed by Gaudí. Earlier it was a Citadella here, and hitherto it received the name “Parc de la Ciutadella.”
The park is popular among people looking for a green area in the busy everyday life in Barcelona, and many people come here for jogging. It is possible to rent a small biycle boat to go for a romantic ride on the little lake. Among tourists the fountain is the main attraction, but a good reason to come here is the zoo which is open throughout the entire year. More information about the Zoo (Barcelona Zoo homepage).
In the park you can also find the Museum of Zoology and Museum of Geology.
The easiest way to get here is by metro to Arc de Triomf/Estació del Nord.
Parc de la Ciutadella pictures