Would you like to stay in the apartments near Parc de la Ciutadella? You can now check our offer in this famous part of this beautiful Mediterranean city! Parc de la Ciutadella (Citadel Park) is the biggest and oldest park of Barcelona. This space was created in 1714 with the construction of a military fortress that would be later demolished so this park could be created.
This great space counts with lots of green areas and promenades where you will be able to play with your children. There are two ponds in Ciutadella, where you will be able to sail on a boat and mingle with the ducks and the gooses. You will see the visitors feeding them and interacting with them all the time.
Besides, between these two ponds you will find a big sculpture of an elephant where you will be able to take pictures with your children so you can remember this great day in Barcelona.
Have you decided to stay in the apartments near Parc de la Ciutadella? You will be able to visit many places around here! Very close to the main access to the zoo, you will find the Parliament of Catalonia, where you can only go with a previously booked guided tour.
Parc de la Ciutadella is part of what was originally known as the neighbourhood of La Ribera, which nowadays is the neighbourhood of El Born.
There are different types of neighbours in El Born: young couples, students or professionals who are going to stay in the city for a while.
One of the advantages of staying in the apartments near Parc de la Ciutadella is that, since the surface of this neighbourhood is mostly pedestrian, the atmosphere is relaxing and free of traffic noises.
However, since it hosts different buildings of an international tourist interest, like the cathedral of Santa Maria del Mar (Saint Mary of the Sea) or the Picasso Museum, there are lots of tourists at any time of the day.
There are two shopping areas around the apartments near Parc de la Ciutadella: Passeig del Born and Portal de l’Àngel.
In Passeig del Born, you will find many little shops located close to the cathedral of Santa Maria del Mar where you will be able to buy vintage clothes and articles, since this place is considered an area of alternative fashion by many. If you like shopping in places other than the tourist areas or the big fashion brands, Passeig del Born is the perfect place to do so.
Just 10 walking minutes away, you will find Portal de l’Àngel, the commercial centre of the city. In Portal de l’Àngel, you will find the main shopping brands, such as Zara, Pull&Bear or H&M, as well as a department store called El Corte Inglés, with 4 floors dedicated exclusively to high-quality fashion brands. There is also an official Futbol Club Barcelona store.
Parc de la Ciutadella is a space free of traffic, where you can only arrive by foot. This is why you should forget about bringing any kind of private transport with you during your stay in the apartments near Parc de la Ciutadella!
To access Parc de la Ciutadella, you can use several metro stations. You can stop in Arc de Triomf (L1-red) and walk down the avenue until you arrive to the park. Besides, you can also stop in metro station Barceloneta (L4-yellow) and walk towards Estació de França (France train station). You will find Parc de la Ciutadella very close to there.
There are many tourist attractions that you can visit while you stay in the apartments near Parc de la Ciutadella. Take good note of them!
Arc de Triomf
Barcelona’s Arc de Triomf is located right behind the entrance to Parc de la Ciutadella. A pedestrian avenue that reflects perfectly the quietness that can be experienced inside the park.
This arch is much smaller than the one located in Paris’ Champs Elysées, and it has always had an ornamental function. It was built in 1880 for Barcelona’s World Fair.
The Barcelona Zoo is organised in several areas depending on the type of animals you want to see. This space is especially thought to be visited with children, especially for the activities and shows that are celebrated inside.
Right when you enter, you will find a great area of animals from the land and the African savannah, such as zebras or rhinoceros. Very close to them, you will be able to see the marine shows with animals such as dolphins.
We recommend you to go to these three restaurants, which are very close to Parc de la Ciutadella:
Café Kafka, Carrer de la Fusina, 7
Café Kafka is a very original restaurant: Thanks to its decoration and a menu inspired in Mediterranean cuisine but with an Asian touch, it offers real quality products.
Restaurante Saboc, Carrer de la Fusina, 3
If you like creative cuisine, Restaurante Saboc is the place you were looking for. Here, you will be able to choose between four different dishes depending on how cooked you want them: raw, rare, grilled or well cooked.
The restaurant has two floors, and you will be able to taste excellent cocktails and gin&tonics.
Ikibana Born, Passeig de Picasso, 32
The Restaurant Ikibana Born is one of the most prestigious sushi restaurants of Barcelona. Its main characteristic is the fusion of Japanese and Brazillian cuisine. The dishes are served in a sophisticated atmosphere with a show: During your dinner, you will enjoy the company of a magician that will entertain you during your meal.
El Born is one of the most visited places of Barcelona during the night. In the very same Passeig del Born, you will find several pubs that open until 3 am.
If you want to go dancing, you can do so right after the Mercat del Born, in the club Màgic. With a mixture of 80s music and the latest hits, it is the favourite place of the neighbourhood’s residents to go dancing.