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Review of Plaza de Cataluna

Plaza de Cataluna
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

The square is in the center of all major attractions.
You can walk from here down to Las Ramblas or up Passeig de Gracia avenue. You can reach the Gothic quarter, old Jewish quarter, Cassa Milla and other sites by foot.
You can also just sit in the square and feet a pigeon or watch a street theater show or musician play. It is a great place to meet friends or plan your day.

Thank Gadi K
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Central to touristic Barcelona sooner or later you will get there as it lies between 2 prime shopping streets, Las Ramblas and Passeig de Gracia. Primarily a transport hub for buses and metro with the major tourist information centre it is not a destination or attraction to visit in its own right. The square is always very crowded. There are some fountains and green space in the middle and shops and cafes around it to stroll around if you feel the need to spend.

Thank Warren007
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Once again a city takes a public space and allows a company to set up a monstrously ugly dome tent which takes up a large portion of the squares flat space to advertise their product. Tacky and a really bad impression on the tourist trade which spends so much money in the city. The square was lovely for the 4 days previous and for the last half of our visit we just walked around it as it was now an eyesore. This time it was a car company and the people who allowed this to happen should be held accountable. The squares are important public space for the local people and visitors and never should be blocked off for the benifit of companies trying to advertise.

Thank Hanthonythomas
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

this square is always full of people , tourists and restaurants of all kinds as well as hotels . entrance to la ramblas as well as the gothic area , and site for departure to all areas of barcelona ... Really nice place to spend an afternoon for shopping and eating !

Thank christazd
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

I must say this square is the heart :)

The start of La Ramblas the famous street. The square has fountains and sculptures to attract tourist making it as one of the point of interest in Barcelona.
Hop on hop off buses has their start and finish point here at the square. Aerobus-transport from Airport to Ramlas has its final/start point here. So many eateries/shopping centers around.
Tourist Information desk available here. Metro has a station-Placa de Catalunya.

And its lively according to me!

Thank Nins_12
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