Castell dels Tres Dragons

Popularly knows as the Castell dels Tres Dragons (Three Dragons Castle), this stunning building was designed by the famous architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner for the World’s Fair of 1888. It currently hosts the Zoology Museum of Barcelona.

Castell Dels Tres Dragons, Barcelona

Castell Dels Tres Dragons, Barcelona


Castell dels Tres Dragons built between 1887 and 1888, is located at Parc de la Ciutadella and it is one of the most important examples of the Art Nouveau (Modernisme Català).

Castell dels Tres Dragons is built of brick and iron laminated building is crowned with a castle battlements. Plant is almost square, with four towers at the corners and perimeter walkways between a double facade.

Parc de la Ciutadella also hosts the Zoology Museum of Barcelona and the Museum of Geology.

Lluís Domenech i Montaner is considered along with Antoni Gaudi as one of the most representative artists of the Art Nouveau (Modernisme Català). Barcelona has many buildings of his work, some of the most relevant are Palau de la Música, Hospital de Sant Pau or Casa Fuster. For more information regarding Lluís Domenech i Montaner works click here.

How to get there?

Castell dels Tres Dragons is located at Paseig Pujades, just at the end of Passeig Lluís Companys (close to Arch de Triumph) and 1,5 kilometers from Plaza Catalunya.

Metro: Arc de Triomf L1 / Jaume I or Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica L4

Bus: 14, 39, 40, 41, 42, 51 and 141

4 comments to Castell dels Tres Dragons

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    […] waterfall topped by golden statues.  I then scurried over to the nearby castle in the park, Castell dels Tres Dragons but, unfortunately, it was closed for repairs.  I spent a few more minutes walking through the […]

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    […] to the park we also find: Museo de Geologia, Museo de Zoologia, The Castell dels tres Dragons and Arc de […]

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    […] o parque poderá conhecer o Hibernáculo de Josep Amargós, o Umbráculo de Josep Fontserè e Castell dels Tres Dragons de Luís Domènech i […]

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    […] From that time still stands the modernisme venue that resembles a traditional medieval castle, Castell dels Tres Dragons (Castle of the Three Dragons) which was used as a cafe and restaurant for the 1888 Universal […]

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