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These historic steps are only a part of the attraction, as this old palace houses an OK museum, the most interesting part of which are the Roman ruins excavated in the lower levels, (If you are not into ruins do not go to the museum)....More
A fab square where Columbus met Queen Isabella attached he foot of the then Catalonian Royal Palace.
These steps are now the exit of the Museum of the History of Barcelona. A fab museum that is a must to see if you have time.
The whole square was filled with Catalans dancing on folklore music, and we really enjoyed watching it. The historic setting (where Colombus is said to have met Isabella) and the modern touch in the historical centre of Barcelona make it a spot that is not...More
Amazing to stand where Columbus was greeted by Queen Isabella upon his return from his discovery of "the Americas"! While this may no longer be considered cause for celebration in the US, in Spain the explorers are revered for their bravery and immeasurable contributions to...More
The Palau Reial Major is a Royal Palace located in the Placa de Rei which is in the heart of the Gothic Quarter. Home to various Spanish Royalty these three medieval buildings is where Christopher Columbus met the Catholic Kings on his return from the...More
The Gothic Quarter is an area rich in history and packed with historic sites and Palau Reial Major is one of my favourite areas to visit in this vibrant district of Barcelona.
Located just off Placa Ramon Berenguer El Gran and in Placa Del Rei,...More
Beautiful old buildings with an interesting history. You’ll need to google the history though, as there isn’t any information at the site. Prime example of gothic architecture and the surrounding streets are beautiful too.
Our guide told us these are the steps where Columbus came back to Spain and met the Queen. Pretty cool to have your photo made in that same spot. Easy walk through the area, quite lovely scenery. Recommend you walk through and take it in.
Date of experience: July 2018
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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.