Built and inaugurated in 1888, for the Universal Exposition of Barcelona, by Miquel Garriga i Rica, José Fontseré and Ermengol Támaro. These three architects were the ones who proposed different design proposals for the park to the Barcelona City Council. The idea was to find a place of leisure and walking for the people of Barcelona and the construction of a palace of exhibitions as they had in all great European cities.
Currently, culture, science as well as flora and fauna cohabit in the Parque de la Ciudadela. The most emblematic monuments of the park are: the monumental Cascade, in a semicircular shape that houses sculptural groups such as La Quadriga de Aurora, the birth of Venus, Dánae, Neptune and Leda among other sculptures. The romantic lake by which you can take a quiet walk. The Arms Square, with the famous sculpture Desconsuelo by Josep Llimona and scientific buildings such as Umbráculo, Invernáculo and Torre de los tres dragones are some of the most characteristic buildings that can be visited in this spectacular setting.
It is worth visiting the park and even making a picnic in the sun. Since it´s inauguration, the Parque de la Ciudadela has been a meeting point for locals.
Paseo Picasso, 21 Barcelona