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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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Historical site and a reminder of the Civil War and its conflicts.

Located near the Barcelona Cathedral, the Plaça Sant Felip Neri, a quiet oasis within the busy city, serves as a reminder of the effects of the Civil War in Barcelona. The Church... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Lawrence, Kansas

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Lawrence, Kansas
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285 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located near the Barcelona Cathedral, the Plaça Sant Felip Neri, a quiet oasis within the busy city, serves as a reminder of the effects of the Civil War in Barcelona. The Church surrounding the Plaça has damage from bombing during the War, and a plaque reminds the visitors that children died during this particular bombing. The site evokes memories of... More 

Thank Pucela08
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very interesting historical sight with a charming plaza and next to hotel Neri which has a lovely upstairs Terrace for drinks.

Thank jones954
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78 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've seen this plaza during a bike tour. It's rich of history, so I recommend you to read about it before going, or doing a tour to get an explanation of this place.

Thank Fatima J
Rijeka, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 392 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This peaceful and beautiful little square hidden in a maze of streets of the Gothic Quarter still keeps a memory of a tragic bombing by Franco’s airforce that killed 42 people in January 30, 1938, mostly children, who had found a shelter in the church. The scarred façade is a silent reminder on that tragic event. Today, children are still... More 

Thank Borzov
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sit out on the terrace of hotel Neri and have a glass of red wine while you listen the fountain in the centre of the square. Wonderful. Off the beaten track.

Thank bensroom
Barcelona, Spain
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

A beautiful place to visit. It's a historical place, where you can see the wounds in the stone wall of San Felipe Neri Church, from the execution (or assassinatio) of 42 citizens, peretrated by italian mercenarys working as Franco troops some hundred years ago. You'll never forget that wounds. I did not enter the church, because it was not open... More 

Thank Antonio Sergio B
Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Try to make your way to this hard to find little Placa to make a little pause. Peaceful and timeless experience.

Thank Jamie B
Barcelona, Spain
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

I don't want to tell the (hi-)story of this square in here. But it's worth looking for info about it... This square is so beautiful and quiet if you are lucky enough to visit it when it's empty. It's not one of the most famous places in Barcelona but it would deserve it. To my opinion, one can't go to... More 

Thank murmatmur
Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

NOW it's one of the most serene squares in the entire Barcelona crammed Old City. It was Gaudi's favourite church. The shrapnel holes are Franco's doing who bombed his one people with the help from his fascist buddies the Germans and The Italians. Franco made up the fact that the damage was due to a firing squad, fine, the only... More 

Thank CristianCandea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

The Sant Felip Neri square is a small shady square a block southwest of the Barcelona Cathedral. A small church giving the square it's name sits on the north side of the square. A small covered well sits in the center of the square.

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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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