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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wandered to this square completely by mistake; but a pleasant surprise. Turns out George Orwell owned a house here during the war and this is where he stayed. The square is surrounded by loads of boutique stores and lovely restaurants. We stopped for some...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ashley B
Reviewed July 16, 2019

The Placa George Orwell is a public square located in the Gothic quarter of Barcelona and name for the British author of 1984 and Homage to Catalonia. By the standards of the ever popular Gothic quarter, this is quite a quiet square more popular with...More

Date of experience: July 2019
22  Thank macedonboy
Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

The reason for top score in this review is the name, rather than the place. George Orwell is one of the great writers of all time. This lover of his books is also glad of the practical advantages of the place named in his honour...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank nicholasfI7659MO
Reviewed May 11, 2019

This square is named after the British author who wrote the book Homage to Catalonia. The square has some bars and a strange sculpture.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Mikael F
Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

If you want a little peace whilst exploring the Gothic quarter this Plaça is a little sun trap. There is a little play area if you have young children. Don’t miss Conos a little takeaway serving cones with calamari, white bait and vegetables. Cheap and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank GReyMaiden
Reviewed November 19, 2018

The Placa de George Orwell is a small square located in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. This square is named after this famous writer because of the book he wrote titled " Homage to Catalonia" which is his first hand account of the Spanish Civil...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank luckyj_12
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Plaça George Orwell is a plaza i came across as my twin brother Stephen and I were wandering around this part of town and in all honesty it's not one of the best plaza's in Barcelona, it's sort of none descript and aside from the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 293neilk
Reviewed October 21, 2018

I have to admit I was disappointed to finally arrive here after wandering through the beautiful old Gothic Quarter whilst looking forward to discovering this little square. To be fair, it doesn't memorialise George Orwell, as a man, or author, it is simply named after...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Normski49
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Restaurant Dionisos This place is well worth a lunch time stop off. Great value for money for a meal, especially meal of the day, €11.90 (outside) = starter, main , dessert, wine/beer and coffee. Panos is such a charasmatic and helpful Greek waiter, making for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nancya649
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Out wandering through the amazing streets came across a little tapas/sushi restaurant, unusual combination but suited us fine. Waiter was very friendly and animated, food was ok, nothing spectacular. Playground in the middle of the square for families. Very weird characters walking through busking, great...More

Date of experience: August 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
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