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Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, Barcelona

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Historic Walking Area Religious Site
Tucked into a corner of the Gothic Quarter, Plaça de Sant Felip Neri offers a more quiet, contemplative experience than a typical Spanish plaza. A bomb etched still-visible wounds into the church facade in January 1938, during the Spanish Civil War. The bomb claimed 42 lives, mostly children. Architect Adolf Florensa took charge of the reconstruction of the site. Some scenes of the Woody Allen film “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” were shot here. To visit Plaça de Sant Felip Neri on your holiday in Barcelona, and find out what else Barcelona has to offer, use our Barcelona vacation trip planner.
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  • Despite its tragic history, I was more curious to visit the Placa Sant Felip Neri because some important scenes from the movies Perfume: Story of a Murderer and Vicky Cristina Barcelona have been film...  more »
  • This is one of the best squares in Barcelona. It is often filled with couples and families, and is a nice respite from the constant buzz of the old city. We visited the Placa Sant Felip Neri several t...  more »
  • Hidden treasure in Barcelona. Not all the people know about it, but I definitely suggest to come. It feels like a mystic place.  more »
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  • They say it's most haunted place in Barcelona... I was there by day and I heard that they have a guy that dresses as ghost and scares people through windows at night :)
  • Beautiful old plaza in the middle of a maze of narrow streets.
  • Nice and charming plaça with lots of history. Not much to do in here otherwise.
  • Softening her voice as we approach this beautiful square somewhere in the Gothic Quarter, my guide gently told us the most tragic story of this square. At the height of the Spanish Civil War, which isn't that long ago, a bomb was dropped on this square, which happens to be the Church of Sant Felip Neri, killing those who were hiding here, almost all of whom were children. Today, the walls still scares of the blast. I felt an eerie sense of sadness as I touched the walls here and felt it's brokenness. There's still a school here and when the sound of children echoes through the walls, it might make you take pause and ponder the cost of war and hatred.
  • this is in the movie Vicky Christina Barcelona! go here!!! also, the damage to the church wall is not from firing squads, its from air dropped bombs