Plaça Reial
Plaça Reial
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Known for its many outdoor venues, restaurants and nightclubs, Plaça 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.
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Nomad_in_Transit
Copenhagen, Denmark28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Placa Reial is just off the Ramble in the Barri Gotic and the square is a beautiful oasis. It is lined with restaurant and bars under the colonade and gives it a feeling of a city within the city.

The square hosts a book market from time to time, and its centre piece is the fountain by Gaudi, who was a very versatile artist. From the windows of our hotel in south west corner, we had a splendid view of city life. My favourite place for paëlla, Les Quinze Nits, is one of the many restaurants along the colonnade.
Written April 8, 2023
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permia
Ireland61,735 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
One of the most charming and vibrant spaces in the city, it was great to relax for a time amongst the lovely surrounds.

A centrepiece is the attractive fountain with figures of Three Graces under the canopy. All around are elegant buildings atop grand porticoes.

A further attraction is the decorative street lamps designed by a young Antoni Gaudi.
Written April 8, 2023
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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia55,376 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This a very popular tourist and busy square. It comes to life at night.

The perimeter is scattered with bars restaurants and clubs.

We dined at a lovely restaurant nad you will find many different types of performers.
Written January 17, 2024
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KnoxTravler
Merritt Island, FL1,477 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Truly the most beautiful square in Barcelona. Full of bars and restaurants tucked away just off Las Ramblas. It is the epitome of Barcelona in both architecture and style. There are a number of well reviewed restaurants and bars on the square and just off.
Written June 6, 2022
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Placa Real seems like Placa Mayor (old main square) in the rest of Spain.
It's a rectangular square with many bars and restaurants at the ground level of the circling old residential buildings around it. The central part is dotted with palm trees and it is a popular meeting point.
However, I wouldn't consider having my drink or meal here, as it's a high tourist area.
Imo, it's rather a pass by, 10 min stop visit.
Written September 11, 2022
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JRMADA
United States3,326 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This is a really cool square. It looks worn out and a bit stained, but that is where its charm is. We can tell without trying that the food here is not the best as the restaurants look like tourist traps, but the vibe of the square is appealing. This place is probably good for drinks, but not for food. Someone here mentioned “secluded” and it is all but secluded. This is off Las Ramblas and nothing that is near Las Ramblas is secluded.
Written December 7, 2022
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Jana C
Prague, Czech Republic4,632 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Close to our hotel we walked here all the time and really enjoyed the atmosphere. It's quite a large square surrounded by pretty buildings with a nice fountain in the middle. You can get a takeaway or a coffee and enjoy the surroundings.
Written March 19, 2022
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Moscow, Russia139,962 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
The square was built in the 19th century, designed by Francesc Daniel Molina i Casamajo. Previously, this place was the old Capuchin monastery of Santa Madrona, which burned down in 1835. The square was originally planned to be called the "Square of the Heroes of Spain", but for political reasons it acquired its current name.
Written December 8, 2022
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,732 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
The Plaça Reial is a public square in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona and close to the southern end of La Rambla. The whole of the square is surrounded by arcades and buildings, which reminds me a lot of Plaza Mayor in Madrid. This is a popular tourist attraction, especially at night. The plaza has a large number of cafe, restaurants and several nightclubs, including Sidecar, Jamboree, and Karma.

When you’re in the square, make sure to look out for the Gaudi designed lampposts.
Written July 16, 2019
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j l
New York City, NY2,140 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Solo
It has Antoni Gaudi's first commissioned light posts. Other than that, it's similar to other square in Barcelona. It has many shops and place to eat. It's a nice place to hang out for awhile.
Written January 7, 2017
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