Built in 1714 as a fort for Spanish ruler Philips V after the war of the Spanish Succession, the Ciutadella was demolished after the district was returned to Barcelona. Three of the citadel’s buildings remain; the chapel, the Governor’s palace and the arsenal, now home to the Catalan Parliament.
Having overcome its painful past, the Ciutadella Park now features several attractions. Home to the “Castel dels Tres Dragons,” museums and the Barcelona Zoo, Ciutadella Park has plenty to explore and appreciate. Enjoy relaxing on the park’s lake, or enjoying the beautiful botanical surroundings.