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Placa Sant Felip Neri

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Address: Paseo de Palau Episcopal, Barri Gotic, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

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A Beautiful Square; Scene of A Terrible Bombing During the Spanish Civil War

From the looks of it today, it's hard to imagine any violence could have taken place in this beautiful and serene square. But the walls of the children's school there are still... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

From the looks of it today, it's hard to imagine any violence could have taken place in this beautiful and serene square. But the walls of the children's school there are still pockmarked with the damage from a bombing incident during the Spanish Civil War. If you visit the square, take a seat, enjoy the statuary and the serenity of... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We visited the square as part of a tour based on theSpanish Civil War. It was incredible to hear of the tragedy which happened here, as well as the misrepresentation of history which still occurs. In one corner it is said they executed people against a wall here but it is clearly shrapnel 'wounds'. Lovely busy square today

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Nice diversion from the normal touristy crowds. Secluded, off of several alley's, it's a relaxing stop to reflect upon the history of the area. The bullet holes on the church outside decor adds a touch of realism to what occurred years ago.

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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great place to stop and listen to the quiet. Look at the damage from the bombing during the Spanish Civil war that took the lives of 20 children. See the church and school that exist today.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is not exactly an attractive square but it is interesting nonetheless. We arrived with the local schoolchildren playing a noisy game in the square. But we also saw the bullet holes in the walls to offer a reminder of a recent history when the noises in the square were not the squeals of joyful play but the screams of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We crossed this little square by accident, while walking around the historic center. It is a quiet place with a nice atmosphere.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This place has so much history! Come here and just take the time to look around at the architecture, the neat touches from history, and just try to imagine what it was like when bombs were being dropped on the square! Look for the damage and try not to cry. It would have been a tragedy if it had been... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is my favorite place in Barcelona. Just a few minutes in this little plaza and you forget about the world. It's like nothing else matters, as if Time stops the moment you arrive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Don't miss the Neri Hotel's. One of finest in Barcelona. And check the entrance's lamp. It's magical.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Consider yourself lucky If you get lost in Gotico and suddenly walk into Plaça Sant Felip Neri, it is a pearl.

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighborhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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