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Placa Sant Felip Neri

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Address: Paseo de Palau Episcopal, Barri Gotic, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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A reminder of the Spanish Civil War

We visited the Placa during a guided walk around the medieval and roman quarter of Barcelona and the damage caused by a bomb in the square was a vivid reminder of a violent... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jane J
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Placa during a guided walk around the medieval and roman quarter of Barcelona and the damage caused by a bomb in the square was a vivid reminder of a violent episode in Barcelona's history. There is more to see, though, so look around you at the other buildings as the church with its bullet holes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a small quiet " oase" in the heart of Barcelona. Just enjoy the calm atmosphere and realize why Gaudi came here so often..

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little Square holds the entrance to the Church of St Philip Neri, an Italian priest (1515-1595) who founded the Oratorians (Congregation of the Oratory). You can read about him if you're interested, but what makes this church special is the battle-scarred front wall of the church itself. It used to be said that the pockmarks in the stone wall... More 

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Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful square. Sit down and relax and soak in the sun. Remember to bring water and watch your belongings.

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Geraldine, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The square has both the church of Sant Felip Neri and the Museu del Calcat. The history of the church & square is a bit sad with the death of 30 children sheltering inside the church during the Spanish civil war in 1938, you can still see the marks on the church wall. The museum houses a rear shoe collection,... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

This is a Episcopal Church in Barcelona. Alway a pleasure to see things for the ages... Learning the history of them .

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Malibu, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

Stumbled across this cool, lovely spot while meandering around the Gothic area. Every time we passed through there was a local troubadour playing music and people hanging out enjoying the moment.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

It is a hidden small square. Very lovely and nice to pass. There are some street musicians occasionally and they are usually very good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

The place is located in the very center of Barcelona, in the Barrio Gotico, but it is very difficult to discover it accidentally because it is well hidden in the net of streat of this noisy barrio. Entering the square you will be enveloped and surprised by an astonishing silence, rather unbelievable because you are in the center of the... More 

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Mar del Plata, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Beautifull tall trees and a central fountain invite to stay and enjoy the peace of this place, where if you are lucky music will complete the magical atmosphere.

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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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