Monument to General Prim

Equestrian statue of Spanish general Joan Prim in military uniform in Barcelona

Barcelona’s best-known park, El Parc de la Ciutadella, takes its name from the fortress which once occupied the site. Built immediately after the War of the Spanish Succession to dominate the fallen city, the citadel became a symbol of oppression that was hated by the people of Barcelona. In 1869 the government of General Joan …

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The Remnants of Barcelona’s 18th Century Citadel

Photo of the Catalan Parliament building in Barcelona citadel park. Ther is a small pond in front of the building with a white marble statue of a crying girl.

Centrally located, at the north edge of the Gothic Quarter, the Parc de la Ciutadella is Barcelona’s best known and most popular park. The seventeen-hectare park is home to Barcelona Zoo, the Catalan Parliament Building, two museums, a large fountain, a bandstand, a boating lake and a diverse collection of sculptures and monuments. A green …

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