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Known for its many outdoor venues, restaurants and nightclubs, Placa Reial is a popular meeting place during the summer when open air concerts take place, and during other celebrations such as New Year’s Eve.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Placa Reial, Barri Gotic, Barcelona, Spain
La Rambla
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Located just off of Las Ramlba this popular square, contains several fountains, lots of palm trees and is surrounded by restaurants and bars, I took the opporunity to stop while on a walking tour of the city

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 235AndrewR
Reviewed 4 days ago

We arrived there by accident walking through the Gothic district. It was night and we were amazed. It's a place to love and to be loved. Romantic, beautiful with a sense of mystery. Worth visiting at night

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Yannis K
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are a bit tired of crowds on Rambla, turn to Placa Reial to find some rest, enjoy the picturesque square with the fountain in the center, lanterns by Gaudi and big palms.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mariia_SA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful and picturesque square with traditional Catalan buildings, architecture, central fountain and Gaudi lantern. There are many restaurants that surround the square for you to enjoy too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jordanellie41
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Place was packed. Everyone friendly. Lots of South American types hawking beer cans and cheap fizz, but big police presence, so no trouble. Huge roar at midnight. Great atmosphere.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank johnwQ1928NJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favourites in Barcelona - great for people watching, grabbing a drink, simply - enjoying life!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank vatel2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another of the many plazas in the city. This one is in the old part of town so it has a bit more charm than the Plaza de Espanya. Worth as visit when you're in the old city and many restaurants if you're hungry.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mojaquera
Reviewed December 17, 2018

This is a lovely square full of places to eat, there is some live entertainment and plenty of people.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 95nikop
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Visit this location on Sunday and you will a flea market of collectibles there to admire and perhaps grab one vintage antiques. I found mine there and it is a steal. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 7kyoto
Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful plaza with a lot of restaurants but mostly for tourists... Generally there is a lot of people to meet and talk

Date of experience: November 2018
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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this
picturesque neighbourhood 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
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KittykatM
September 20, 2018|
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Response from MervynLogan | Reviewed this property |
We saw none of it. Plenty of high profile police from time to time. Drugs obvious in some streets nearby.
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