Park of the Citadel - it, Firstly, Catalan symbol of freedom, as well as one of the most beautiful and popular parks in Barcelona. After the surrender of Barcelona in 1714 , during the War of the Spanish Succession, by order of the Bourbon King Felipe V of the quarter of La Ribera (the so-called before the current Born district) was demolished, It was demolished in total 38 and about a thousand homes, to their place to build a military Citadel, which was to instill fear and keep the rebellious inhabitants of Barcelona under control.
More than a century fortress depressing hung over freedom-loving town. Only towards the end of the XIX century the Catalans a chance to get rid of this terrible incarnation of the occupation regime and turn it into a blooming park.
The Ciutadella park is very green, central fountain, cascade affects their pomp, groomed trails and beckon to walk on them. Here you can ride on a boat on the picturesque lake, feed the ducks, table tennis, by the way, Barcelona parks are allowed to lie directly on the lawns, bring a book, something tasty, relax in the shade of trees or soak up the sun, disconnect from all the problems, trust, in the heart of the luxury is priceless. It often hosts free yoga, tai Chi, kapoeiroi, the atmosphere is always a very relaxed, this is one of the most beloved parks locals.