El Born / Parc de la Ciutadella

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Ciutadella contains the word citadel, fortress. Where the park is now situated, was until 1868 the fortress. And what a jumbo example of a fortress – the biggest one in Europe. In former times this place was the symbol of fear and terror, today it’s used to stroll around or to visit the zoo. The first universal exhibition held in Barcelona took place there in 1888 and even in this public garden you’ll find traces of Antoni Gaudí. The El Born neighbourhood, around the church Santa Santa María del Mar, was the pulsating economic centre of a medieval superpower. Nowadays the quarter is worth a visit, if only because of the Picasso Museum.

Discover e.g. Passeig del Born, Santa María del Mar, Antic Mercat del Born, Estació de França, Parc de la Ciutadella

Ideal for guided tours by foot, by bike and an obligatory stop on every guided bus tour.

 

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