Park Central Poble Nou:
Also called Parc Central del Poble Nou in Spanish language, this is considered to be one of the youngest parks of Barcelona. The park designed by Jean Nouvel of France was opened for public in 2007. This triangle shaped park shot into fame in this short period of time. Many type of flora are still to find their place in this park and work in this regard is still going on. The park is located at the confluence of three main roads in Barcelona; the park also has a basket ball court, table tennis area and children's park.
There is a beautiful flower tunnel. A section has been created for aromatic flowers which make the visitor fresh in mind and body. Beautifully designed, the park is certainly the most ideal place for walking and jogging. This park has now become the best park of the neighborhood and on the lines of this park many other parks have been designed in Barcelona.
Parc De la Ciutadella:
This huge park measuring about 30 hectares is the 'never to miss' place of Barcelona. It was actually a military area during the period of Felipe V. He actually wanted to construct a fortress in this area and he even demolished the nearby town for the purpose. However it was General Prim who demolished the fortress but retained the Presidential palace, chapel and the military stores. Later the government of Spain converted the place into a park. The park is famous for its rich vegetation, tall trees, beautiful flowers and other rare species of flora and fauna.
The uniqueness of this park is its aromatic grass on which one can relax, chat with near and dear ones, enjoy the guitar played for one's enjoyment by artists, etc. You can go for a long walk. There is a zoo inside this park which every visitor should never miss. One can see the wild animals in their natural habitat. The sea is not far away from this park.
The park also has a zoological museum which interests every section of visitors. There is a huge lake which has facilities for boating. There are beautiful waterfalls and fountains. The entire park is luxuriously illuminated and it is a stunningly beautiful sight at night. There are also many interesting works of sculpture including metallic cat and General Prim's statue which is surrounded by beautiful flowers. In short, the park is a world in itself.