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Placa Reial

Placa Reial, Barri Gotic, Barcelona, Spain
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Known for its many outdoor venues, restaurants and nightclubs, Placa Reial is a popular meeting place during the summer when open air concerts take place, and during other celebrations such as New Year’s Eve.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamp posts” (30 reviews)
“nice plaza” (15 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Placa Reial, Barri Gotic, Barcelona, Spain
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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"beautiful square"
in 93 reviews
"lamp posts"
in 30 reviews
"nice plaza"
in 15 reviews
"street performers"
in 49 reviews
"gothic quarter"
in 54 reviews
"tapas"
in 39 reviews
"barri gotic"
in 14 reviews
"walking tour"
in 13 reviews
"fountain"
in 158 reviews
"acrobats"
in 28 reviews
"perimeter"
in 14 reviews
"beggars"
in 18 reviews
"tourists"
in 57 reviews
"sangria"
in 36 reviews
"architecture"
in 56 reviews
"stroll"
in 23 reviews
"spain"
in 14 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This plaça has it all. Beautiful fountain, lampposts by Gaudi, palm trees, arcades with many cafes and restaurants, gorgeous buildings with wrought iron balconies, lively atmosphere. Enjoyed late afternoon drinks here on three of our four days in Barcelona, taking it all in as we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We Went to quite a few restaurants in this placa. Most are lovely. One was really great MariscCo Paella Restaurant in the corner. Food was great. Service was great too.

Thank Sharon N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful square close to many things. It is bordered by different accommodation options, good food options and enticing lanes with great shopping anf more food venues. It is a short walk to (or from) La Ramblas and a great place to stop...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate and drank in a few of the restaurants here. It’s a beautiful square which is buzzing with people and atmosphere all day and night. Lampposts are stunning. Located next to La Rambla.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great little square just off La Rambla Built in 1848 and used to be the sight of a Capuchan convent.It is now lined with shops of all kinds .You are sure to pick up a very good value gift here.It was quite...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really liked it here, so lovely and beautiful. Full of life. Only gave 4 stars because of the sewage smell in large areas

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This square is located just off of Las Ramblas. It has several cafes/restaurants (several with seating under covered archways), bars street entertainers and vendors. There are scattered palm streets and a large fountain in its center court.

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Reviewed June 8, 2018

just off La Rambla this is a great square with loads of street entertainers trying to entice a few euro from you and lots of choices to eat and drink. A people watchers paradise

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Reviewed June 4, 2018

Placa Reial or Royal Square is located next to La Rambla Street. It offers numerous restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and summer concerts.

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Reviewed June 3, 2018

This plaza is nice, but not that special or unique. Like the rest of the city, it is crowded with tourists. Take a photo and go.

Thank Leon L
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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
...More
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