€ 29 / € 35 per person
A quick getaway through Ciutadella Park, Barceloneta beach, and the Olympic port
Get an quick training lesson and escape to the Parc de la Ciutadella
Are you looking to try a Segway for the first time? Wonder how a Segway works? Barcelona Segway Tour offers a Segway training experience followed by a quick escape to the Arc de Triomf and the Parc de la Ciutadella, the area where Barcelona’s 1888 world exhibition was held.
This Segway Tour is a perfect experience for those who would just like to try out the Segway rather than doing a city tour or who would like to get some practice before taking a longer tour to other parts of the city.
The Parc de la Ciutadella is named after the citadel which was once located there. Built in the early 18th century, it was the biggest fortress in Europe at the time. Among the park’s main attractions is the zoo of Barcelona (once home to the famous Albino Gorilla Snowflake) and the Cascada, a large and impressive fountain designed by the architect Josep Fontserè, with some minor contributions by the young Antoni Gaudí, who later designed the Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló and Casa Milà.
Because it was seen as a symbol of oppression of the inhabitants of Barcelona by the central Spanish government, the citadel of the Parc de la Ciutadella was destroyed and rebuilt several times during the power struggles between the central Spanish government and the Catalan government. The Citadel was finally demolished in the late 19th century. However, there are three architectonical remainders of the citadel that still exist today: The arsenal, which is now the Parliament of Catalunya, the church, and the former governor’s palace.
The Parc de la Ciutadella is also home to the museum of natural science and the zoology museum of Barcelona, both pavilions from the 1888 world exhibition.All these places will be visited during this brief tour of the Parc de la Ciutadella, in which your guide will tell you facts and stories and recommend things to do in the Parc de la Ciutadella.
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