Plaça George Orwell

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Plaça George Orwell
3.5
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Neighborhood: Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
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.
How to get there
  • Liceu • 5 min walk
  • Jaume I • 5 min walk
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Torkm68
Pitmedden, UK896 contributions
A bit grubby really
Oct 2019
A small plaza in the gothic quarter surrounded by bars and cafes , quite nondescript really even grubby as theres a few tattoo parlours and lots of graffitti . we had passed through it without realising what it was but i walked back to take a shot of the structure in the pic
Written November 23, 2019
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Ashley B
London, UK5 contributions
A lovely little square
Jun 2019
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 tapas of course! Definitely worth a visit if you're in Barcelona. :)
Written September 4, 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK146,639 contributions
Typical Spanish Plaza
Jul 2019 • Solo
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 locals and it is with tourists. Perhaps something to do with it’s seedy reputation reputation and it’s local name of "La Plaça Tripi” or the acid square. In the centre of the square is a large-scale reproduction of a surrealist work by Leandre Cristòfol, which was probably made on a “trip” as well.

There’s really nothing here for the average tourist and certainly unless they know their way around less popular tourist spots.
Written July 16, 2019
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nicholasfI7659MO
cheshire314 contributions
Homage to George Orwell
May 2019 • Solo
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 - shade, peace and quiet, bars, and proximity to many attractions.
Written May 27, 2019
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Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland18,235 contributions
Not the prettiest square in Barcelona
Apr 2019 • Couples
This square is named after the British author who wrote the book Homage to Catalonia.

The square has some bars and a strange sculpture.
Written May 11, 2019
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GReyMaiden
Maidenhead, UK2,913 contributions
Quiet Plaça - with some nice bars and tapas
Mar 2019 • Couples
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 very tasty
Written March 16, 2019
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LUCKY J
Orlando, FL652 contributions
2018
Nov 2018 • Couples
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 War. He came to Barcelona to cover the Spanish Civil War but was so moved by the Republican resistance he decided to volunteer to fight the Fascist government of Franco which nearly cost him his life. This square is home to a couple restaurants and bars and on Sunday they have a outdoor flea market featuring paintings and art. Jolly Chriss.
Written November 19, 2018
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK573,185 contributions
Compared to other plaza's,it's average.
Sep 2018 • Friends
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 name of the plaza there is absolutely nothing to commemorate the great man,no information not even a statue although there is a modern piece of street art here that looks kinda cool.
The architecture here is in keeping with the splendid architecture you will see all over the Gothic Quarter and there's some great cafe's and restaurants here but in truth it's not worth going out of your way to visit.
Easy to find on Paseo De Carrer Escudellers.
Written October 31, 2018
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Normski49
207 contributions
Not the most exotic of Squares, and disappointingly has nothing there relating to dear old Eric Blair!
Apr 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 him as one of the Revolutionary Freedom Fighters of the Spanish Civil War. But if you are a fan then you will have read Homage to Catalonia, and that's where it can be exciting because with a little effort you can recognise quite a few of the locations he describes.
There is sadly a darker side to this square though, it has a reputation, outside the hours of daylight, as a place to find, and use all kinds of recreational drugs. So definitely not a place to wander round after dark with a young family. Through the day though it is just another square with yet another sculpture within the medieval quarter, so don't be afraid to visit whilst the sun is above you.
Written October 21, 2018
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Nancy A
Godstone, UK4 contributions
Dionisos,
Oct 2018 • Friends
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 sense of the menu choices.
Highly recommend the food and atomasphere. +++
Written October 10, 2018
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