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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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Feels like a secret place in the heart of the Gotico

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Viana do Castelo, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

unique plaza with a unique history. you can fell something spiritual on it. try it by night and take some candles with you ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first came here as part of a Spanish Civil War walking tour- this square has a tragic history and was bombed during the war. Today, this is a beautiful, peaceful square that is wonderfully quiet in the middle of the cheerful hubbub of the gothic quarter. There a few huge trees here with place to sit under them. Great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful little square featured in 'The Shadow of the Wind'. Bullet holes still visible in the walls of the buildings.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in a near-by hotel during my trip to Barcelona and chanced upon this place one night during walk around the block. I stopped-by the next day and looked around the building and the well kept garden. I do not speak Spanish/Catalan, and did not reach out to anyone at this place. I took a chair and sat next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place. Remember to visit the church. A very silent place in the middel of Barcelona. Very great actually.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small square with an intense atmosphere. It is indeed interesting to see how the walls still have the damages from the civil war. There was a strange smell when we were there – maybe from one of the shops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really like the old idyllic and cosy center i Barcelona. Sant Felip Neri is a wonderful place in Barri Gotic. Of course you must think of all the children, who died here because of the fascists. (read your history). But today we saw a peaceful wonderful square.

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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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