I have been thinking about what to write about my last 4 days in Barcelona. The only thing that comes to mind has to be Parc de la Ciutadella. This is where I spent the majority of my time and were I had the most fun. Barcelona is a massive multi national city with hoards of tourists and sights for these tourists to see. I pride myself on not being one of these tourists so these sights to see weren’t of much interest to me. I was staying as close to the Sagrada Famillia as one could possibly stay, yet I never made it inside. Partly to do with the fact that enormous line up in the hot sun was quite unappealing, as well as the fact that I had other more enjoyable and free activities to pursue like hanging out with friends in Parc de la Ciutadella.Parc de la CiutadellaParc de la CiutadellaWhen I first arrived in Barcelona and settled into my room I almost immediately went to Parc de la Ciutadella to meet a friend. I spent the whole evening there and would return in the afternoons of the following days to relax and watch the local Barcelona eccentrics come out to play. You see, Parc de la Ciutadella attracts some of the more interesting people the city has hidden away. The hippies and hipsters are always up to something, you will see juggling on a slack line next to a couple drinking red wine and just enjoying there time together. You will encounter wild acrobatics (that I had to take part in of course) next to a circle of hippies playing guitars and other strange instruments while singing songs they all know but I have never heard.




Parc de la CiutadellaParc de la Ciutadella is fairly big and is covered with grass and palm tress. Its a gated and fenced in area and seems to be a retreat from the madness of tourists taking pictures of old buildings. There are men walking around selling beers and samosas. Both of which are extremely hard to say no to and the samosas are absolutely delicious. There is even a zoo at the back end that I didn’t bother to visit as I’m not a huge fan of seeing animals in cages. I’m glad I was invited to this little slice of Barcelona heaven and I met some very interesting characters. If ever in the city I would highly suggest stopping by Parc de la Ciutadella and watching the goings on. This was one of the times I left my camera at home for the most part but during my short stay in the city I managed to get a few good shots and will include them in this little story.

Yours truly,

Alex.Parc de la CiutadellaParc de la CiutadellaParc de la Ciutadella

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  1. Rob

    Looks like good times, never went there but looks cool; will have to check it out.