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The whole square was filled with Catalans dancing on folklore music, and we really enjoyed watching... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2019
Ghent, Belgium

Beautiful old buildings with an interesting history. You’ll need to google the history though, as... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AndrewMile
Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Martiniy
Reviewed March 4, 2019

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank EldarND
Reviewed December 13, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JudyAnn_12
Reviewed November 23, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 293neilk
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank elkemartin16
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

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
Thank tlwSC
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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
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