A graphic poster with typography from XIX century announces the activity

This park has a secret

The sixth edition of the Open House Barcelona initiative, which allows you to visit buildings that are not usually accessible to the general public, focuses on the Parc de la Ciutadella.

Come prepared, they will tell you a secret. Or a few. In the 2024 edition of the Open House Barcelona Espais Ocults initiative, for the sixth time, some of the city's buildings that are not usually open to the general public will be open to the public. This year, on 3 June (hurry up, the tickets are almost gone) you'll have the chance to explore five secret spaces, all of them related to the past and present of the Parc de la Ciutadella site.

The initiative coincides with the Architecture Week organised by Barcelona City Council and the Mies van der Rohe pavilion with the support of organisations and associations such as Open House Barcelona. If you want to enjoy the activity, you have to make reservations for the visits on 3 June because the last ones (which corresponded to the visits on 7 May) were sold out very quickly.  

In this series of guided tours you will discover ten buildings located in or around the park. They will talk about the relationship they had with the Universal Exhibition of 1888 in a series of activities with the slogan Tempus fugit: Universal Exhibition 1888, which aims to illustrate how the site has adapted to the different historical moments it has lived through.

Thus, you will see the building of the re-opened Martorell Museum, discover the interior of the Verdaguer Institute, which is very close to the Parliament building, visit the remodelled Hivernacle de la Ciutadella or take a stroll through the hidden corners of the Castell dels Tres Dragons and the Umbracle de la Ciutadella. Don't leave, however, as there is a hidden water deposit close by that will be quite a surprise.

If you want to know the secrets of the Parc de la Ciutadella, come to the visits that Open House Barcelona is organising in the city's Espais Ocults on 3 June. Before you come, however, check the website and make a reservation.


Publication date: Thursday, 16 May 2024
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