Located at the top of the Ciutadella Park, the Park of Charles I became a sort of porch of the Olympic Village. Located at the junction of Wellington Street and Marina is a space with a children's play area and begins its journey a small canal that skirts the whole park.
The connection of the trees
This first sector a long line of tall cypress trees with lines of plane trees mark the path of union between the different parties which divided the park. A large area of grass and water cascade channel put an end to this area wide and high, park. A little further on is the second piece of the park above the rest with little corners separated by hedges and a couple of bridges that allow to go from one side to the other channel.
The hills and the square
Along with rows of trees are gentle hills covered with large areas of lawn. There are frequent rest areas that invite pedestrians to pause and sit awhile. The other interesting aspect is the last on the other side of the street Doctor Trueta, a sort of large square, largely paved with a couple of lawns, trees planted in pits and playground . A note to dog owners: in this park is one of the areas for greatest Barcelona.
Carlos I Park has a variety of plant species, including both the number as well as the function of landscape, the tall cypress trees (Cupressus sempervirens)
and the enormous plane trees (Platanus X hispanica)
. Notably bananas branch from the trunk, very rare to see in a city that is in the park bordered by the streets Marina, Moscow and Doctor Trueta. Come from an old "perxada" or trees for the production forest (it is relatively common that after the first felling the trees are not to re-sprout from the stump).
At the beginning of the area through which the final stretch of the waterway are three ombu (Phytolaca dioica)
large, one of which shows many roots. In areas of the park are paved orange (Citrus aurantium)
and magnolias (Magnolia grandiflora).
Carlos I Park is rich in trees, represented by Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis),
the stone pine (Pinus pinea)
and Himalayan cedar (Cedrus deodara).
There Canary and date palms (Phoenix canariensis
and Phoenix dactylifera)
and fan palms (Washingtonia robusta),
and among tree species there are elm (Ulmus pumila),
willow (Salix babylonica),
the Himalayan cedar ( Cedrus deodara),
the mulberry (Morus alba)
and olive (Olea europaea).
Art and Architecture
This park is one of the sculptures that were made on the occasion of the Barcelona '92 Olympic Games. It's your ass, a piece of bronze six and a half meters tall work of Eduardo Úrculo was dedicated to Santiago Roldan, president of the Olympic Holding between 1989 and 1993. Úrculo was very happy that "Barcelona was the first western city that has a monument in the ass. " The sculpture, located near the Himalayan cedar forest, consists of a long thick legs supporting two buttocks perfect in its roundness.
Park Charles I, along with the Olympic Port, the Nova Icaria, the Poblenou and the Falls, one of the five large green areas which were built on old industrial land of Poblenou at the beginning of the decade 1990.
Barcelona recovered this land and dedicated a part in the creation of new public green spaces: parks called the Coast. This action was part of a major urban renewal that took place in the coastline of the city for the Olympic Games 1992.