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Parc de La Ciutadella

Parc de La Ciutadella © philTizzani
Parc de La Ciutadella © philTizzani

Located in the centre of Barcelona, the Parc de La Ciutadella is a great place to spend a sunny summer's afternoon relaxing under a tree with a book, a picnic, and the family. Originally the site was chosen for a fortress in 1714, but in 1869 it was decided that the area should be a park and the palace was demolished. Exploring the park and being out on the water is a fun way to unwind, as the setting features a lake where visitors can hire a small rowboat, The paths for walking, jogging, and cycling are wide and well maintained, and there are some interesting sculptures dotted about the park, and some striking buildings.