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Placa Sant Felip Neri

Address: Paseo de Palau Episcopal, Barri Gotic, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic))
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Ranked #36 of 1,106 things to do in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious sites, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks

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Bogota, Colombia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
63 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This square is magic. It shows the tragic history of the Spanish Civil War with the bullet holes. You can also get in the Church, where if lucky you could spot a free Classical music concert as it happened to me.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A tiny square with a charming little fountain in the middle and overlooked by the baroque church of Sant Felip Neri. You can still see the wounds etched into the facade of the church. A plaque reminds us of the fact that a bombing raid by fascist planes ended the lives of 42 people, many of them children who had... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Right besides the crowded cathedral environment, with lots of tourists rushing in groups, take a side street to visit this small quiet square. Sit at the fountain and enjoy for a while this calm and silent place. If you wish, from this spot you can start your visit to the old jewish quartier from Barcelona, El Call, and the rests... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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75 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

It was a small and quaint place but the history behind it is really heartbreaking. I loved the fact that they reopen a school there after the catastrophe.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Hidden in the alleys of Barri Gotic, you will find this amazing square, not so famous to many tourists that visit Barcelona. You will see the holes in the church, one of the things that the Spanish civil war left to the city. Don't hesitate to visit the square during the night, it's really quite and nice.!

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Beautiful small square - the site of a bombing atrocity by the fascists which murdered many schoolchildren out at play. as attested to by the pockmarked door and walls. Go see yourself and reflect

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This one of the most special places we found in the old city of barcelona..quite difficult to find but worth trying. a very relax placa with a lot of charm

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I'm in two minds about contributing to more people going to visit Placa Sant Felip Neri. It can be such a peaceful and lovely square with a small running fountain in front of the church and primary school. My family and I Incidentally stumbled upon it when walking through the Gothic quarter and further behind the cathedral. At the time... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The Church where Gaudì was used to pray, in a little and tipical medioeval square. Suggested, do not miss if you're nearby

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Montreal, Quebec
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I really loved this little placa. It's almost hidden and very quiet with a nice light and freshness. I had read of the bombing that had occured there, the deaths and the still visible traces of it. I never expected it to be so visible. It was moving to imagine what had happenned and see how life has taken back... More 

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