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El Desconsol

Parc de la Ciutadella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Beautiful sculpture in the middle of a large pond in front of the parliament building

Reading through the previous reviews it seems most people have got it wrong as to what this... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
BarbieMegaTraveller
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Sydney, Australia
A beautiful replica.

This is a beautiful replica of a famous sculpture, located in the middle of a pond in a tranquil... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
TheShis
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Parc de la Ciutadella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Reading through the previous reviews it seems most people have got it wrong as to what this actually is. To clarify, there is a park called "Parc de la Ciutadella" and within that park are several monuments, statues, a very large lake and a stand...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

This is a beautiful replica of a famous sculpture, located in the middle of a pond in a tranquil area of the park. The figure is both provocative and innocent at the same time, which makes for a gorgeous photo-op.

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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Visited in April with my friends. Nice park. Perfect for small walk or just to sit around and enjoy the sun. Sit back relax and enjoy ...

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is a replica of the original beautiful sculpture (which can now be seen at the MNAC). The sculpture is located in the center of the pond in the Ciutadella‬ park and portrays a naked woman weeping on a coffin. The sculpture provides a wonderful...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Beatifull park with some pieces of culture. You can have lunch in the centre of the park . The only thing bit dirty around with some rubbish .

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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

If you are around you can stop by, but do not move just to see it. It's a small park, quite and beautiful. The Catalan parliament is just around so it's 2x1. I like how different it is from the Ciutadella park which is full...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The park is great for morning walks/running, and has a lot of nice plants and buildings. Located close to the beach, the park offers peace and quiet.

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Reviewed 22 May 2016

As usual, my mother and I have bad luck with fountains. This depart was the cleaning of the fountain and all the water was turned off !!!!!

Thank Annie-Linmoor
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

The El Desconsol is a feature within Parc de la Ciutadella - approximate walking time is about 15-20 minutes to reach and you will be well rewarded with many great photos. There is a lot of area for children to play in and many places...More

Thank Shawn B
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Reviewed 14 March 2016

I wish all parks had something like this. This structure has many valuable uses. It's easy to meet someone because it's easy to find, it looks good on the pictures, it's a good place to go up and look around and it's a good way...More

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