Magic in the Park: Barcelona Edition

It’s safe to say that you can never be bored in Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona is full of places to eat, go out, salsa dancing, attend art museums, and more- it has such a lively and rich culture. One of my favorite parts of Spain are its many beautiful parks. The Arc de Triomf and Parc de la Ciutadella are two spots that you cannot miss when you explore Barcelona. 

The Arc de Triomf. This is the beautiful Arc created by Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas for the 1888 Barcelona World Fair.
Bicycles near the Arc. You can pay to ride on these “Funky Cycles,” that bring you through and around the Arc for perfect photo opportunities!

The Arc de Triomf is a magnificent arc that was originally built for the 1888 Barcelona World Fair. This area is now an amazing place to take photographs, admire the monument, watch street performances, walk around, skateboard, the list goes on. I am personally always captured by the bubbles created by locals behind the arc. It is fun to watch kids become mesmerized by the large magical bubbles, and it’s practically impossible not to become mesmerized yourself. 

Bubbles by the Arc! This is when we tried to capture photos of the bubbles on a field trip for our photography class.

The fountains located within the park are some of the most beautiful creations, and just a quick walk away from the arc. The park itself is a great place to relax and have a picnic, watch beautiful birds in the fountains, or simply stroll around on one of Barcelona’s (many) sunny days. Both of these areas are constantly full of people and have a very fun atmosphere with a little something for everyone! I highly recommend exploring the magical Arc de Triomf and Parc de la Ciutadella!

Birds in the pond in Parc de la Citadella. The birds in this park actually have unique personalities, and are fun to watch play around in the fountains and pond.
Font de la Cascada. The park’s fountain is an amazing piece of art that includes sculptures, gold, waterfalls, and mini fountains.

Sophie Vradelis is a student at North Carolina State University. She is an ISA Featured Photo Blogger and studying abroad with ISA in Barcelona, Spain.

2 thoughts

  1. I hope you had a great thime there! I was born in Barcelona (currently living in Canada), and your post has brought me back tons of beautiful memories <3

    1. I am so glad you liked it! It is such an amazing city and although my time was cut short, I will definitely be returning!

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