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Paseo de Palau Episcopal, Barri Gotic, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a nice plaza where you can sit down and think about the Spanish Civil War right outside the school. It also is a chance to reflect on current tension in Spain between the north and south.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NextPlanetTravel
Reviewed December 16, 2018

A colleague recommended this plaza as a fun place to go, but that was when the pub was open. I was there on a quiet Sunday morning and it was pretty dull. The best entertainment was a couple shooting wedding photos.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JP-in-MD
Reviewed December 14, 2018

Went there in the daytime by ourselves and nighttime with a guide. You need to know the history associated with this square BEFORE you visit this small square in Gothic Quarter UNLESS you have a guide, who could fill you in, with you on your...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank HeaveNEarth
Reviewed November 24, 2018

Placa de Sant Felip Neri is a small square in the Gothic Quarter. The square takes its name from the Church of Saint Philip Neri, which presides over the square. In the centre of the square is an octagonal fountain, dedicated as a symbol of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Viorel_25
Reviewed November 21, 2018

The Placa of Sant Felip Neri is a beautiful and peaceful place just a short walk from the Cathedral of Barcelona. However, the reason to visit here is for its profound history, and the tragic events that occurred during the Spanish Civil War. The scarred...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Chuck M
Reviewed November 19, 2018

The Placa of Sant Felip Neri is a haunting but charming square located in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. This square is a 2 minute walk from the Barcelona Cathedral and contains the Church of Sant Felip Neri in the plaza. The pockmark walls of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Plaça Sant Felip Neri is a beautiful square located in the magnificent Gothic Quarter, many plaza's are to be found in this district of Barcelona but Plaça Sant Felip Neri has some serious history attached to it, the battle scarred walls are testament to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Inside El Barrio Gótico is hard not to find magic places every in every corner. But this square has something special. It's own history is amazing and you can see it in its walls and the buildings around. Is a small square full of energy....More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Juanita L
Reviewed October 7, 2018

This is a small peaceful square, a little out of the way in the old city of Barcelona. There is a lovely old church and fountain. If you look at the stonework around the door to the church you will see the scars of bombs...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Really beautiful square, the history of this place is really interesting, I won't spoil the story, but do your research, there is a plaque on the wall and the wall of the church and surrounding area bears the scars. Really peaceful oasis in comparison to...More

Date of experience: September 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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Response from HelenaJacksonville | Reviewed this property |
I never saw the church open. I know some days they celebrate concerts inside the church, but the Square is beautiful.