VillaOlimpica CalaNuri

Ciutadella – Vila Olímpica

A strategic location

The park of the Ciutadella, one of the city’s green lungs, was once a citadel that Felipe the Fifth had built in 1715: he could boast one of Europe’s largest citadels from which to control the entire city. But the Barcelonans did not approve of that surveillance vantage point, with cells, and places for public executions, and in 1869 they managed to get it handed over to the city and they subsequently had it razed. For the Olympic Games of 1992, the Olympic Villa was built in this area where the participants were accommodated.


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The neighbours recommend

VillaOlimpica CalaNuriRestaurant CA LA NURI
passeig marítim de la Barceloneta, 55
(in front of Hospital del Mar)
Phone 932 213 775
If the sea-breeze opens your appetite, in this restaurant you will find tapas, fish and all kinds of selective rice dishes. They also have a terrace. Closed on Tuesdays.

VOlimpica CreperieBretonneCREPERIE BRETONNE
carrer de Ramon Trias Fargas, 2-4
Phone 932 211 599
A very peculiar restaurant where you can enjoy their famous French crepes and cookies. They have them of all kinds.

VOlimpica LaBarcadelSalamancaRestaurant LA BARCA DEL SALAMANCA
moll de Gregal, 13-17
Phone 932 211 837
A wide variety of dishes, but on top of all, fresh fish cooked to perfection.

Places of Interest

From here, you can also reach the Ciutadella Park. Within the grounds of the park, there is the Museo Martorell, former Geology Museum, which will soon host a new permanent exhibition, as well as emblematic sculptural collections such asSeñorita del paraguas of Joan Roig, El desconsuelo of Josep Llimona, or the cascada monumental of Fontserè. On the campus of the Ciutadella de la Universitat Pompeu Fabra, on Calle Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27, we find the Edificio de las Aguas, designed by Josep Fontserè in 1874, which now houses the modern library and the Instituto Universitario de Historia Jaume Vicens i Vives. If we go to the Olympic Village, in the direction of the sea, we find an enormous offer of leisure and restoration, in addition to the beaches of the area. At the foot of the beach there is the sculpture of a huge Frank Gehry fish, of golden stainless steel. It is just before the two emblematic towers, Torre Mapfre and Hotel Arts, with a height of 153.5 meters each. Going to the Hospital del Mar, there is the elliptical building of theParque de Investigación Biomédica, a large scientific infrastructure that brings together six independent but coordinated research centers.

Parc Ciutadella

passeig Picasso, 21
The metro station is behind this wonderful park (for the main entrance: metro L1 Arc de Triomf). It was designed by Josep Fontserè in 1872, with gardens and boulevards rich of sculptures and monuments, some of them emblematic: la Senyoreta del paraigua of Joan Roig, El desconsol of Josep Llimona, or the cascada monumental of Fontserè. Recently it has been created a playful space for families with children between 0 and 5 years, where workshops and weekly activities are organized.

zoo de barcelona arctriomfBARCELONA ZOO
Parc de la Ciutadella
passeig de Picasso, s/nº
Phone 902 457 545
The zoo of Barcelona was inaugurated in 1892 and has one of Europe’s most important collections. Today the zoo is undergoing reforms that will be finished in 2020.


Avinguda del Bogatell, 17
Phone 932 251 864
This library has already celebrated the 20th anniversary of its opening. Many activities like a reading club, cinema and night-study sessions take place inside this active library.

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The grand festivities of this neighbourhood take place around the first week of July. The neighbours have created a website to consult the

VOlimpica FestaMajor

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