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Placa Sant Felip Neri

Paseo de Palau Episcopal, Barri Gotic, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Ranked #28 of 326 attractions in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This very atmoshepic square happens to be a stop on most walking tours. Even if you don't take a walking tour, it is well worth a short visit on your own. Transport yourself back in time.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Followed a tour guide and find this place. Flowers, fountains. Peaceful place to stay and enjoy the moment

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Brooklyn
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169 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a stop on the free Sandeman's walking tour. It's where Gaudi came to pray every day and where he was headed when he was struck and killed by a tram. It is also a location of explosions by Franco (the pock marks are in the wall of the church and were never airbrushed as Franco did with many... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

A local restaurant owner recommended that we visit Placa Sant Felip Neri due to its historical significance. It was a very poignant place, but well worth a short visit.

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Hazel Crest, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

If you actually are sightseeing at 8:00 am, you can attend the daily mass held in the church. It is a small, unspectacular church. Basically, the type of place where you would have expected Gaudi to go to mass. They lock the church right after mass, so it is generally not open. As others have noted, this is a nice... More

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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

A lot of history in this little corner! Sadly, there is still damage from when it was bombed and people were killed. Gaudi used to worship here. It is quiet and peaceful now, often with laughter of the nearby little children. Vicky Christina Barcelona scenes also were shot here.

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Dallas, Texas
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15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This was one of the stopping points on the Rick Steves self-guided walking tour of the Gothic Quarter, and it is a very poignant and peaceful spot to reflect on the history that has played out there. Watching the happy school children playing football in front of the bomb-damaged facade of the church was very moving moment for me.

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

this place is in the barri gothic..its a small square with a school and a cathedral and a shoe museum...gaudi visited the cathedral and historians say it was his favourite..there is a school for toddlers that is still functional...general franco bombed this plaza and one can still see remains of his atrocity..the movie vicky cristi barcelona was shot here and... More

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New York
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I visited this square as part of a Gothic walking tour, otherwise would not have known about it. This is a small square with historical significance. If you are interested in these types of places take the time to stroll by. If not, you will not find there something esthetically appealing, you will not miss much. You decide. As mentioned... More

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boulder, co
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

To correct another writer, Gaudi was NOT killed here. Most of the buildings in the square were moved and rebuilt over time after the civil war. Yes, bombs destroyed some of the facade and there were civilians, mostly children killed there during the Italian bombing of the city. Walk through the quarter and see the other churches and cathedral as... More

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