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History and heritageThe name Ciutat Jardí derived from the construction of the Ciudad Jardín development

Conceived in 1891 and inspired by the Garden City complexes, which were based on detached houses with gardens, large wooded spaces and wide straight streets in contrast with the medieval areas that had survived up to then. The initial plan for a spa and for using the beach was drawn up the architect Gaspar Bennàzar Moner in 1917. Ciutat Jardí was initially a failure, mainly because of frequent floods caused by the Torrent Gros seasonal river breaking its banks.

The Hotel Ciutat Jardí opened in 1921 and followed modernist neo-Arabian trends, with arabesque domes. This building is listed as being of architectural value, it is of interest to tourists and it has been declared an asset of cultural interest (BIC). It was the first hotel built outside the city and was a special milestone in the period, as at that time people were not as interested in coastal areas as they are today.

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Marine ecosystem

The seabed here is primarily sandy. Species of fish that are typical of sandy bottoms can be found, such as the Atlantic horse mackerel (Trachurus trachurus), the Mediterranean horse mackerel (Trachurus mediterraneus), the common pandora (Pagellus erythrinus) and the red mullet (Mullus barbatus). In addition, other species can be found that inhabit the rocky seabed or Neptune grass meadows, such as the white seabream (Diplodus sargus) and Couch’s seabream (Pagrus pagrus).

Species of marine flora can also be found there, such as dead man’s fingers (Codium fragile), “cistoseira balear” (Cystoseira balearica), peacock’s tail (Padina pavonica), “acetabulària mediterrània” (Acetabularia acetabulum) and “peluqueta” (Codium vermilara).

Finally, the jellyfish that can be found near this beach are the mauve stinger (Pelagia noctiluca), with a strong sting like that of a nettle, the common jellyfish (Aurelia aurita), which has a painful sting, the fried-egg jellyfish (Cotylorhiza tuberculata), with a very weak sting, and the sea raft hydrozoa (Velella velella), which does not sting. It is also worth noting that in 2018 there was an unusually large number of Portuguese men-of-war (Physalia physalis) owing to the entrance of Atlantic water currents into the Mediterranean between February and April.

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Birds of interest

Thanks to its coastal character, in this region you can see some typical types of sea bird. The shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) can be seen all year-round, swimming and fishing near the coast or on the rocks in the area. Gulls can also be seen all year round, such as the yellow-legged gull (Larus michahellis) and Audoin’s gull (Larus audouinii), a species endemic to the Mediterranean.

Other species of seabird can be seen in the area during the autumn and winter, such as the cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), the little egret (Egretta garzetta), the ruddy turnstone (Arenaria interpres), the sanderling (Calidris alba), the black-headed gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) and the Sandwich tern (Sterna sandvicensis).