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Placa Sant Felip Neri

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Address: Paseo de Palau Episcopal, Barri Gotic, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Beautiful and a calm space in Barri gotic

Beautiful square in the middle of the Barri Gotic, very difficult to find, but it's worth to look. Has a history: this part during Civil War was bombed, plus, some priests were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

IF you're in the area, it's interesting to stop by this small plaza. It's where in 1938 General Franco's air force exploded a bomb directly in front of the church, which a convent used as a home for evacuated children of the civil war. It killed 30 children. While people were working to rescue survivors, a second bomb exploded bringing... More 

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Jacksonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful square in the middle of the Barri Gotic, very difficult to find, but it's worth to look. Has a history: this part during Civil War was bombed, plus, some priests were executed there. The holes of the bullets are still there.

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small plaza was the site for many executions. The stone walls are scarred with the bullet holes. A small memorial plaque also honours those killed by bombing. Walk the narrow streets in this area for many surprises of Barcelona's past. There are some good authentic cafes in this area.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Look up the history of this little area before you go so you can feel the emotion when you see the bullet holes in the walls from WWll. On the entry alley way in there are woven shoes on the wall holding flowers. Supposedly there is a story about them and Christopher Columbus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

A small square with a church that bears the scars of war on the shrapnel covered walls. It's very sobering to see. I'd read that 42 adults and children were killed in the church cellar. This is also the church Guadi was walking to when he was struck by a tram (and died later). Hubby and I were about ten... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

This church is nestled in a small courtyard in the Gothic Quarter. I didn't see any sign that the church was open to visitors so we walked around the courtyard and took a few photos. I would not consider this a destination point. It is more of a happy little find in the middle of the Gothic Quarter.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

A nice place to pass by while visiting the gothic area. It has a small church with holes on the wall. And the is a story about it.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

A romantic old square, quiet by Gotico standards, with a lovely fountain in the middle and a hotel terrace in the shade of beautiful old palaces and a church. Worth the detour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This Placa is very quiet and tucked away, but worth a visit. At it's centre- a church that bears the scars of a tragic bombing.. I'll leave you to find out more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

This is such a pretty and peaceful square. If you go during the school year you might run into children playing outside the school that is located right there. Also makes for a great photo background. It is where a scene from Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina's Barcelona" was recorded.

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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 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.
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