Ciutadella Park & 1888 Universal Exposition, Barcelona Photos

The Parc de la Ciutadella was the main site of the Exposición Universal de Barcelona (1888) though other projects like the Columbus Monument (Monumento a Colón), the upgrade of the Rambla as a prime walkway, etc. were done under the umbrella of this World Exposition. The Ciutadella site was improved for a decade before the expo actually occurred and several of the structures were repurposed for the fair. What remains are Vilaseca's Arc de Triomf entrance, the Cascade fountain, the Castle of the Three Dragons, the Hivernacle and Umbracle, the Museum of geology, several major public lamp stands and sculptures, and the Palace of Justice.

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Ciutadella Park gates. Barcelona, Spain.Detail of Ciutadella Park gates by Gaudi. Barcelona, Spain.Detail of Ciutadella Park gates by Gaudi. Barcelona, Spain.Equestrian statue of Joan Prim i Prats Spanish general & statesman by Lluís Puiggener i Fernández in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain.
Ciutadella Park gates (c1877-82). Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Antoni Gaudi.Detail of Ciutadella Park gates by Gaudi. Barcelona, Spain.Detail of Ciutadella Park gates by Gaudi. Barcelona, Spain.Equestrian statue (1887) of Joan Prim i Prats (1814 -70) Spanish general & statesman by Lluís Puiggener i Fernández in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain.
Catalan Parliament renovated into classical style as royal palace in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain.Catalan Parliament building in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain.Decorative stucco work of Catalan Parliament building in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain.Entrance portal of Catalan Parliament building in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain.
Catalan Parliament (1717-27) renovated (1889-95) into classical style as royal palace in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Jorge Próspero de Verboom then Peter Falqués.Catalan Parliament building in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain.Decorative stucco work of Catalan Parliament building in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain.Entrance portal of Catalan Parliament building in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain.
Cascade fountain in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain.Golden Quadriga de l'Aurora statue atop Cascade fountain in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain.Venus sculpture by Venanci Vallmitjana under arch of Cascade fountain in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain.Pair of winged beasts on Cascade fountain in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain.
Cascade fountain (1881) in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain.Golden Quadriga de l'Aurora statue atop Cascade fountain (1881) in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain.Venus sculpture by Venanci Vallmitjana under arch of Cascade fountain (1881) in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain.Pair of winged beasts on Cascade fountain (1881) in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain.
Lake in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain.Machinery sculpture marking 1888 Universal Exposition in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain.Whimsical fountains with cherubs in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain.Former Museum of Zoology built for 1888 Universal Exposition in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain.
Lake in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain.Machinery sculpture marking 1888 Universal Exposition in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain.Whimsical fountains with cherubs in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain.Former Museum of Zoology built for 1888 Universal Exposition in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Lluís Doménech i Montaner.
Crenellation atop former Museum of Zoology, originally Castle of the Three Dragons for 1888 Worlds Fair. Barcelona, Spain.Tower details of former Museum of Zoology. Barcelona, Spain.Shields ringing Museum of Zoology. Barcelona, Spain.Lampstand by Gaudi at Museum of Zoology. Barcelona, Spain.
Crenellation atop former Museum of Zoology, originally Castle of the Three Dragons for 1888 Worlds Fair. Barcelona, Spain.Tower details of former Museum of Zoology. Barcelona, Spain.Shields ringing Museum of Zoology. Barcelona, Spain.Lampstand by Gaudi at Museum of Zoology. Barcelona, Spain.
Finial atop Museum of Zoology. Barcelona, Spain.Front facade of former Museum of Zoology. Barcelona, Spain.Chameleon figures in front of Museum of Zoology. Barcelona, Spain.Chameleon figure in front of Museum of Zoology. Barcelona, Spain.
Finial atop Museum of Zoology. Barcelona, Spain.Front facade of former Museum of Zoology. Barcelona, Spain.Chameleon figures in front of Museum of Zoology. Barcelona, Spain.Chameleon figure in front of Museum of Zoology. Barcelona, Spain.
Hivernacle & Museum of Zoology. Barcelona, Spain.Hivernacle built for 1888 Universal Exposition in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain.Hivernacle 1884 a winter palm glasshouse built using techniques of Eiffel Tower in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain.Central span of glass roof of Hivernacle. Barcelona, Spain.
Hivernacle & Museum of Zoology. Barcelona, Spain.Hivernacle built for 1888 Universal Exposition in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Josep Amargós i Samaranch.Hivernacle 1884 a winter palm glasshouse built using techniques of Eiffel Tower in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain.Central span of glass roof of Hivernacle. Barcelona, Spain.
Museum of geology in Ciutadella Park used for 1888 Universal Exposition. Barcelona, Spain.Umbracle shaded garden in Ciutadella Park used for 1888 Universal Exposition. Barcelona, Spain.Detail of slats providing shade for garden inside Umbracle. Barcelona, Spain.Statue of Mercury in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain.
Museum of geology (1882) in Ciutadella Park used for 1888 Universal Exposition. Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Antoni Rivas i Trias.Umbracle (1883-7) shaded garden in Ciutadella Park used for 1888 Universal Exposition. Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Josep Fontseré & Josep Amargós i Samaranch.Detail of slats providing shade for garden inside Umbracle. Barcelona, Spain.Statue of Mercury in Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain.
Monument to Francisco de Paula Rius y Taulet, mayor of Barcelona who promoted Universal Exhibition of 1888. Barcelona, Spain.Rius y Taulet monument by Manuel Leal Fuxa & Eusebio Arnau Mascort to mark 1888 Universal Exhibition. Barcelona, Spain.Rius y Taulet monument detail showing Columbus column another accomplishment of this mayor. Barcelona, Spain.Lampstands lining promenade Lluis Companys entrance to 1888 Universal Exhibition which leads to Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain.
Monument (1896) to Francisco de Paula Rius y Taulet, mayor of Barcelona who promoted Universal Exhibition of 1888. Barcelona, Spain.Rius y Taulet monument by Manuel Leal Fuxa & Eusebio Arnau Mascort to mark 1888 Universal Exhibition. Barcelona, Spain.Rius y Taulet monument detail showing Columbus column another accomplishment of this mayor. Barcelona, Spain.Lampstands lining promenade Lluis Companys entrance to 1888 Universal Exhibition which leads to Ciutadella Park. Barcelona, Spain.
Detail of wrought iron lampstands from 1888 Universal Exhibition. Barcelona, Spain.Palace of Justice. Barcelona, Spain.Palace of Justice roofline details. Barcelona, Spain.Palace of Justice portal details. Barcelona, Spain.
Detail of wrought iron lampstands from 1888 Universal Exhibition. Barcelona, Spain.Palace of Justice (1888) (on Paseo Lluis Companys). Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Enric Sagnier i Villavecchia & Josep Domenech i Estapà.Palace of Justice roofline details (1888). Barcelona, Spain.Palace of Justice portal details (1888). Barcelona, Spain.
Detail of wrought iron lampstands from 1888 Universal Exhibition. Barcelona, Spain.Detail of wrought iron lampstands from 1888 Universal Exhibition. Barcelona, Spain.Arc de Triomphe entrance arch for 1888 Universal Exhibition. Barcelona, Spain.Detail of Barcelona's Arc de Triomphe over Paseo Lluis Companys. Barcelona, Spain.
Detail of wrought iron lampstands from 1888 Universal Exhibition. Barcelona, Spain.Detail of wrought iron lampstands from 1888 Universal Exhibition. Barcelona, Spain.Arc de Triomphe (1888) entrance arch for 1888 Universal Exhibition. Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas.Detail of Barcelona's Arc de Triomphe over Paseo Lluis Companys. Barcelona, Spain.
Frieze on Barcelona's Arc de Triomphe. Barcelona, Spain.Frieze on south side of Barcelona's Arc de Triomphe. Barcelona, Spain.Herald angels on Barcelona's Arc de Triomphe. Barcelona, Spain.Bat statue on Barcelona's Arc de Triomphe. Barcelona, Spain.
Frieze on Barcelona's Arc de Triomphe. Barcelona, Spain.Frieze on south side of Barcelona's Arc de Triomphe. Barcelona, Spain.Herald angels on Barcelona's Arc de Triomphe. Barcelona, Spain.Bat statue on Barcelona's Arc de Triomphe. Barcelona, Spain.
Frieze on north side of Barcelona's Arc de Triomphe. Barcelona, Spain.Medal from Universal Exposition of Barcelona by Eusebi Arnau at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. Barcelona, Spain.Medal from Universal Exposition of Barcelona by Eusebi Arnau at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. Barcelona, Spain.Medal from Universal Exposition of Barcelona by Eusebi Arnau at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. Barcelona, Spain.
Frieze on north side of Barcelona's Arc de Triomphe. Barcelona, Spain.Medal from Universal Exposition of Barcelona (1888) by Eusebi Arnau at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. Barcelona, Spain.Medal from Universal Exposition of Barcelona (1888) by Eusebi Arnau at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. Barcelona, Spain.Medal from Universal Exposition of Barcelona (1888) by Eusebi Arnau at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. Barcelona, Spain.
Fan with images of buildings of 1888 Universal Exposition at Barcelona at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.Drawing of Gallerie of Installations Maritimes 1888 Universal Exposition at Barcelona at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.Drawing of restaurant building 1888 Universal Exposition at Barcelona at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.Fan with images of buildings 1888 Universal Exposition at Barcelona at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.
Fan with images of buildings of 1888 Universal Exposition at Barcelona at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.Drawing of Gallerie of Installations Maritimes 1888 Universal Exposition at Barcelona at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.Drawing of restaurant building 1888 Universal Exposition at Barcelona at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.Fan with images of buildings 1888 Universal Exposition at Barcelona at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.
Drawing of Grand Hotel 1888 Universal Exposition at Barcelona at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.Drawing of Fine Arts Palace 1888 Universal Exposition at Barcelona at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.Drawing of Science Palace 1888 Universal Exposition at Barcelona at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.Scarf with images of buildings of 1888 Universal Exposition at Barcelona at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.
Drawing of Grand Hotel 1888 Universal Exposition at Barcelona at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.Drawing of Fine Arts Palace 1888 Universal Exposition at Barcelona at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.Drawing of Science Palace 1888 Universal Exposition at Barcelona at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.Scarf with images of buildings of 1888 Universal Exposition at Barcelona at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.
Image of Arco de Triunfo 1888 Universal Exposition at Barcelona at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.Image of Fine Arts Palace 1888 Universal Exposition at Barcelona at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.Image Science Palace 1888 Universal Exposition at Barcelona at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.Image of Agriculture Palace 1888 Universal Exposition at Barcelona at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.
Image of Arco de Triunfo 1888 Universal Exposition at Barcelona at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.Image of Fine Arts Palace 1888 Universal Exposition at Barcelona at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.Image Science Palace 1888 Universal Exposition at Barcelona at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.Image of Agriculture Palace 1888 Universal Exposition at Barcelona at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.
Image of Magical Fountain 1888 Universal Exposition at Barcelona at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.Image of Education Palace 1888 Universal Exposition at Barcelona at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.Image of Industry Palace 1888 Universal Exposition at Barcelona at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.
Image of Magical Fountain 1888 Universal Exposition at Barcelona at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.Image of Education Palace 1888 Universal Exposition at Barcelona at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.Image of Industry Palace 1888 Universal Exposition at Barcelona at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.

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