Three Dragons Castle and Greenhouses in Parc Cuitadella
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Three Dragons Castle and Greenhouses in Parc Cuitadella

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Updated: Sep 30, 2021

by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

Three Dragons Castle and Greenhouses

Summary: Cafe-restaurant by Domenech i Montaner for 1888 universal exhibition along with two green houses. Former natural sciences museum. Closed for refurbishment.

Address: Parc De la Cuitadella S/N, Barcelona. 08003

Summary of Prices:

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information
Adult Zone 1 T-casual FREE
Child T-familiar FREE
Group/Family Ticket:
Notes: Closed for refurbishment.
Free day:


About Three Dragons Castle and Greenhouses:

Three Dragons Castle

Domenech i Montaner was commissioned to design a hotel and restaurant for the 1888 universal exhibition. The hotel was destroyed at the end of the universal exhibition but the building for the cafe-restaurant, three dragons castle survives. The name three dragons castle was probably adopted from the 1865 play by Serafa Pitarra.

After the universal exposition the building was transformed to museum purposes, being a museum of history, archaeology, biology and natural sciences. During the Spanish civil war, it was closed, after suffering some damage by aerial bombing. From 1942 to 1945 it was chair of Social Aid to be definitely aimed at Museum of Zoology. In the 1980s it was restored by architects Cristian Cirici, Pep Bonet and Carles Bassa. It was the former home of the zoology museum of Barcelona which in 2010 transferred to the new forum building.

Umbracle del Parc de la Ciutadella

Built as an open greenhouse for the 1888 universal exposition along with the glass greenhouse behind it. This structure is currently abandoned and not open to the public as it is being refurbished.

There are 7 Attractions Nearby:

Visiting Three Dragons Castle and Greenhouses:

The castle and greenhouses are currently closed for refurbishment with the science museum being relocated to the Forum area.

Getting To Three Dragons Castle and Greenhouses:

Nearest TMB Metro is arc de triumfo on the red (L1) line and on the Renfe RODALIES train network. Also Estacio de Franca on the Renfe RODALIES and REGIONAL is nearby.

Weather for Barcelona:

There are 2 PDf documents:

Street Map Cuitadella - La Ribera

PDF: Street Map Cuitadella - La Ribera
Author: Barcelona Travel Hacks

Arc de Triomf Metro Map

PDF: Arc de Triomf Metro Map


BCN03 - Arc de Triomf, Citadella Park, Zoo, La Ribera

Circular city walk in Barcelona via Arc de Triumf, Par cuitadella, Catalan Parliament, Barcelona Zoo, Born Cultural Centre, Chocolate museum and abandoned monastaery.

Distance: 3.96 Km

Difficulty: Easy

Return Travel Fare: T-Casual Zone 1

Transport Network: Barcelona Metro

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