Master Plan for Parc de la Ciutadella

Foto aèria del Parc de la Ciutadella

As parks in Barcelona go, Parc de la Ciutadella is the third largest, the most visited, the one with the most diverse uses and activities and also the oldest.

Now that an initial preliminary analysis has been made there, the following weak points have been detected:

  • Its vegetation is exposed to considerable pressure.
  • It has unused historical buildings.
  • It has little permeability and connection with its surrounding neighbourhoods.
  • It contains obsolete facilities, including several areas around the zoo.
  • It is surrounded by several complicated streets, some of which are not used on a daily basis and are perceived as unsafe, such as Passeig de la Circumval·lació, while others have high volumes of traffic.

It is here that Barcelona City Council proposes reflection on how to respond to these elements, with possible solutions that include opening the park up to the sea, addressing its relationship with  surrounding neighbourhoods, improving its greenery, the compatibility of uses and activities with existing historical buildings, and its relationship with every knowledge-based institution nearby.

Information and participation mechanisms:

The debate process for the Master Plan provides for the establishment of a Monitoring Committee made up of municipal political-party groups, the Municipal Government, the Manager's Office for Urban Ecology, local residents' associations and institutions from the surrounding area.

This committee will operate as a space for reflecting on Parc de la Ciutadella and for monitoring and validating the drafting process for the plan Provision has also been made for three working meetings to debate the plan between July and November 2018.

Documents and minutes:

Working sessions: 

Synthesis of the three working sessions (November 2018):


Education agents, (09/10/2018)

University and Research Centers, (04/10/2018):

Neighbourhood representatives, (27/09/2018):



Monitoring Committee:

Meeting to set up the Monitoring Committee (28/05/2018)