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Placa de Sant Jaume, Barcelona

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 85 reviews on the web
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  • Large square in the Gothic quarter, to visit you night and day (in addition to the evening is a good place to easily find a taxi).
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  • Nice square. Lots of attractions near by. Overcrowded like many places in Barcelona. But still worth a visit 
  • In this square is the seat of the City Council of Barcelona and the Palace of the Generalitat of Catalonia. It is a site of political and administrative importance, but also given popular character that in this space in the Festival of la mercé celebrates the diada castellera. To end of the month of September in this plaza is meet several collas castellers and with a great number of spectators is cram the space and low an environment of great emotion and tension is van slowly developing them impressive castles human.
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  • Just the next square down Placa de Sant Jaume is Placa de Sant Miquel, just behind the Ajuntament de Barcelona stands an odd monument, depicting Catalunya’s national sport: Castelles. It’s the art of building human castles which today can go up as high as 10 levels of humans with absolutely zero support. This culture is so unique that it is even included in UNESCO's Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. This particular art installation showcase the highest Castelles ever attempted. This have my brain going in circles trying to imagine the human feat of going up that high with just human beings.
  • Great place. Most of the events organized by Ajuntament of Barcelona are here. For example, the La Merce Festival in September. Also various laser shows will take place at this place. But it is not that great to visit if there is no event happening.
  • A must for every visitor in Barcelona! Walk around and you'll find amazing little streets.
  • Nice to just sit around and watch passingbys
  • Vibrant place with lots of places for souvenir shopping and many restaurant options. You will also come across many talented street performers showing off their talents
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