Plaza de Ramon Berenguer el Gran

Plaza de Ramon Berenguer el Gran

Plaza de Ramon Berenguer el Gran
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The area
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
  • Jaume I • 2 min walk
  • Liceu • 7 min walk

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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,788 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is an historic medieval square just around the corner from the Cathedral. The main points of interest are the ancient city walls and defence tower and a life-size equestrian statue. You probably wont spend much linger than 5 minutes here but it is an interesting diversion.

The central statue celebrates Count Ramon Berenguer III, el Gran (the Great) who is posed on his horse and who ruled Barcelona from 1097 - 1131. Apart from having a long and impressive name, he is remembered for leading a Christian fleet in the crusades, defeating the Moors and expanding the Catalan empire. Interestingly the name of his horse is also remembered - Danc.
The sculptor is Josep Llimona and if you find yourself down by the Christopher Colombus Monument at the waterfront, you will see more of his work because he also designed the panels around the base of that monument.

I found the city walls and defence tower the most interesting thing here. Walking behind the statue, you can see layer upon layer of history in the walls, including a section of Roman wall below the Gothic chapel of Santa Àgata. The earliest sections of wall date from the 1st century, then, in the 3rd century when greater protection was needed, a new reinforced wall was built. You can notice a range of different stonework and materials because material for the new wall was grabbed or plundered from other buildings – a kind of ancient form of upcycling.
Originally the wall was 16m high and circled the city and you would have seen 74 defensive towers, much like the one you can still see now. Above the wall, you can see Santa Agata which was built in the 14th century as a part of the Royal Palace.
Written August 12, 2020
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA15,050 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This small plaza is near the Cathedral, and on the edge of the Gothic Quarter. The exterior walls of a Chapel form the backdrop, and the centerpiece is a statue of count Ramon Berenguer III by sculptor Josep Llimona i Bruguera which was installed in 1888.

We could see it from our room in the hotel across the street, or we would have probably missed it.
Written July 17, 2023
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,730 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
The Plaça de Ramon Berenguer el Gran is a small public square. The square is named for the Count Ramon Berenguer of Barcelona and there's also a equestrian statue of the man in the middle of the square. The old Roman walls are also on the western end of the square. Otherwise it would just be a fairly typical Spanish square with cafes and restaurants.

It's worth a look to see the aforementioned statue and walls.
Written July 17, 2019
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Milen D
Sofia, Bulgaria2,957 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
I liked this square immediately. Besides the grand sculpture of Ramon Berenguer on horse, there are remains of Roman walls and one feels like in ancient times. Berenguer was about 1000 years ago count of both Barcelona and Provence. The Roman walls behind the sculpture are very well preserved and worth taking a walk to see them. This is also the start of the Gothic quarter
Written August 28, 2018
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia33,860 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
If you face the statue, you will see a very medieval square, because modern houses will remain behind and to the side. The grey gloomy walls of the Santa Agata Chapel will be the backdrop for the statue of count Ramon Berenguer III by sculptor Josep Llimona i Bruguera installed here in 1888. The stylish architectural ensemble shows that the history of Barcelona doesn`t begin with Gaudi and Catalan modernism...
Written November 30, 2020
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia48,982 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Plaza de Ramon Berenguer el Gran is steeped in history! In this area you will see some unique phases of Barcelona; Roman, Medieval and Gothic. An important part, perhaps the most important part of the square, is the remains of a Roman wall, dating from the early 4th century AD. Interestingly, the Wall was constructed using materials taken from other buildings! The original Wall had 74 towers and was 16 metres high. The area it covered was about one and a half kilometres. On the Wall there is also a Gothic Chapel which contains a masterpiece of Catalan Gothic art. The square gets its name from the man who was Count of Barcelona between 1096 and 1131 and whose equestrian statue is in the square. This is not a very large square, but it does have a bit of greenery and a handful of trees providing a bit of shade I would imagine. There are a few cafes and restaurants around as well. Worth a visit!
Written May 21, 2019
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK831,000 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
Plaza De Ramon Berenguer El Gran is a beautiful and historic plaza in the wonderful Gothic Quarter ( Barri Gótic ) district of Barcelona.
Walking into this plaza you encounter three ages of the rich history of this city namely Gothic,Medieval and Roman.
The plaza is named in honour of the Count Of Barcelona whose equestrian statue dominates the centre of the square.
Roman walls form the base of the beautiful and evocative Royal Chapel Of Santa Agata built in the 14th century, it's just one wonderful plaza.
The streets leading into this plaza are superb also and packed with taverns,bars,cafes and restaurants and are a major tourist destination, I personally love the Gothic Quarter ( Barri Gótic ) ,on any holiday i take to Barcelona it's were I always inadvertently end up,it's just such a vibrant area especially at night.
A beautiful plaza and if your planning a holiday to this most vibrant of cities a plaza I highly recommend you visit.
Written October 13, 2018
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LG_Kay
Singapore, Singapore7,519 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
A small and simple square with a central equestrian statue of the Count of Barcelona. Square is surrounded by ancient buildings. The most important part of the square is the section of Roman wall, built in early 4th century.
Written August 22, 2018
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BarbieMegaTraveller
Sydney, Australia6,928 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Barcelona has so much history everywhere, a simple thoroughfare with pathway taking you to other areas houses a great Roman ruin in this square (see pics).
Written March 11, 2018
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel41,102 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
This is a lovely and central square, with the ancient wall in the back and a lovely monument at its center.
Written February 10, 2018
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