From Parco de la Ciutadella to the Forum and back , for a classical Barcelona route along the beach.
Parco de la Ciutadella
Built towards the end of the 19th century, this was the first place to be specifically designed as a public park. It is a widely used space for all kinds of leisure and cultural activities. It contains over a hundred species of plants, with a large number of century-old trees and interesting sculptures.
Ciutadella Park has a large number of century-old trees and a wide range of elements: the monumental waterfall, 19th-century buildings now used as museums, a lake for rowing boats, pathways and numerous sculptures. It shares the site with the city zoo.
La Villa Olimpica
Olímpica neighbourhood is shaped by a series of broad avenues facing the sea. Walking round its streets and along the seafront promenade, Passeig Marítim, is the best way to rediscover the city’s Olympic spirit. The Vila And to get your strength back, you could visit any of the terraces that have made this neighbourhood a privileged leisure spot. A cool drink with some tapas while gazing at the sea… now that’s worth an Olympic medal!
The 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games were responsible for various parts of the city being completely redeveloped. For example, the Olympic village, Vila Olímpica, was built in the middle of an industrial district, an old shantytown and a beach not worthy of the name. This newly constructed neighbourhood, with some truly iconic buildings, breathed new life into a rundown area. The design, produced by a team of architects consisting of Josep Martorell, Oriol Bohigas, David Mackay and Albert Puigdomènech, followed the grid model of the Eixample district’s housing islands.
Vila Olímpica was the official residence of the Barcelona ’92 athletes but they gave way to families who gradually moved into the neighbourhood, which established itself as a benchmark for quality and tranquility in Barcelona. Wide roads, such as Avinguda Icària and Avinguda Bogatell, are bright and open, and invite people to take a stroll along them. The Olympic port, Port Olímpic, and Nova Icària have opened up the seafront. They have made Barcelona turn back towards the sea and enjoy it again, and by doing so, they have become one of the city’s top leisure spots.
The Forum Park
The Forum Park offers citizens a large venue to host many events.
The Forum Park offers citizens a large venue to host countless events with the best quality and safety conditions, and all the necessary services to turn each meeting into a memorable event. It enjoys a privileged location and has a complete public transport network formed by the subway, tram and buses that connect in a few minutes, with the city center. In this sense, it has established itself as one of the main leisure spaces of the city thanks to the multiple possibilities it offers and that can accommodate up to 65,000 people simultaneously.
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