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Paseo de Palau Episcopal, Barri Gotic, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most charming, beautiful and calmed square with a baroque styles church. This church preserves, kemps the impact of weapons of the iberian civil war in its facade. Place appealing.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tohhni
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's an absolutely must!!. A sqaure with so much history behind showing it all through its walls...also a famous cinema set...guess the film?

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 1234ChiquiF
Reviewed January 29, 2019

This is a beautiful place that we sought out after learning the history. It is quiet and somber but there are people hanging out and children playing. I read somewhere that the bombs that fell in this area weren't meant to land here. Many children...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Angela C
Reviewed January 24, 2019

A small, quiet sqaure in the middle of Barcelona, wher the church of St Philip Neri still shows pock-marks caused during the Spanish Civil War

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pandemonic
Reviewed January 10, 2019

There is a nice plaza where you can sit down and think about the Spanish Civil War right outside the school. It also is a chance to reflect on current tension in Spain between the north and south.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NextPlanetTravel
Reviewed December 16, 2018

A colleague recommended this plaza as a fun place to go, but that was when the pub was open. I was there on a quiet Sunday morning and it was pretty dull. The best entertainment was a couple shooting wedding photos.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JP-in-MD
Reviewed December 14, 2018

Went there in the daytime by ourselves and nighttime with a guide. You need to know the history associated with this square BEFORE you visit this small square in Gothic Quarter UNLESS you have a guide, who could fill you in, with you on your...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 24, 2018

Placa de Sant Felip Neri is a small square in the Gothic Quarter. The square takes its name from the Church of Saint Philip Neri, which presides over the square. In the centre of the square is an octagonal fountain, dedicated as a symbol of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Viorel_25
Reviewed November 21, 2018

The Placa of Sant Felip Neri is a beautiful and peaceful place just a short walk from the Cathedral of Barcelona. However, the reason to visit here is for its profound history, and the tragic events that occurred during the Spanish Civil War. The scarred...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Chuck M
Reviewed November 19, 2018

The Placa of Sant Felip Neri is a haunting but charming square located in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. This square is a 2 minute walk from the Barcelona Cathedral and contains the Church of Sant Felip Neri in the plaza. The pockmark walls of...More

Date of experience: November 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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Response from HelenaJacksonville | Reviewed this property |
I never saw the church open. I know some days they celebrate concerts inside the church, but the Square is beautiful.