Quiet descended on the city. It had to be Sunday. The blue sky and still warm October day was the perfect excuse for many in Barcelona to head for Parc de La Ciutadella.
When did we realize how cleverly the park was designed? In a big city where people live in small spaces with little connection to greenery, the Parc de La Ciutadella offered many defined green and water spaces with different purposes. Dog lovers sat near a pool while their canines leaped in and out of the water. Families picnicked on little islands of grass enclosed by bushes. Little children lined the pond, captivated by the gulls and geese.
Barcelonians filled the park, and yet it didn’t feel crowded. We’d seen so many interesting areas already – what was still to come?
Parc de La Ciutadella offered us an interesting and refreshing afternoon. Surrounded by trees, flowering bushes, green lawns, birds (many monk parakeets!), we enjoyed exploring the park.