Parc de la Ciutadella
Located in the heart of the city, Parc de la Ciutadella is a greenery oasis in the middle of Barcelona. The park covers over 74 acres of land lined with gorgeous promenades, colorful flowerbeds, outstanding statues, and palm trees. Along with all the beautiful green open space you’ll also find a lake, a beautiful fountain, several museums, and even a zoo.
Originally built in the 1700s as a fortress for King Phillips, Parc de la Ciutadella was eventually transformed into a prison for political prisoners. In 1998 it was transformed yet again for the World Exhibition and, today, relics from that exhibition like the Castell dels Tres Dragons and the Umbracle can still be seen throughout the park.