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Placa del Rei, Barcelona

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Plaça del Rei is a 14th-century medieval public square in the Barri Gòtic of Barcelona.The square is surrounded by the Palau Reial Major including the Saló del Tinell, the Palau del Lloctinent, the 15th-century tower Mirador del Rei Martí, and the Capella Reial de Santa Àgata . On its southern side stands Casa Padellàs a 15th-16th century palazzo which was moved to here stone by stone from Mercaders street in 1931 and that since 1943 houses the Barcelona City History Museum .Topos V, a work by Eduardo Chillida underlines one of the corners of the square
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  • Couple, 50+. One of the few living group dances (street dancing), a symbol of Catalanness. Open to anyone that wants to join in and knows the basic two steps that make up the dance. Accompanied by a '...  more »
  • Very interesting walk through the Roman era of Barcelona. Note that you take the lift down in to the actual archaeological site and there is no need to purhase tickets online.  more »
  • Lots of people hanging out, surrounded by the small alleyways of the Old Town. Seemed popular with students. There were quite a few souvenir shops on the 2 streets leading to the square. I don't think...  more »
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  • Beautiful historic view of the Mediterranean! Port has several boat tour booths. Inexpensive and lovely tours of Mediterranean Sea. Love the indoor dining experience by the water. Outdoor is overwhelmed with cigarette smoke.
  • What a beautiful place. Must visit, in my opinion. And according to our city guide lots of history happens right there and you can kind of hear the walls talk about it. Check it out!
  • Dont miss this beautiful corner in barcelona, live music and cute spots next to tbe cathedral
  • Quite a lot of history happened in this quarter. At least that is what they say. Apparently the Spanish inquisition happened there and almost no one was expecting it.
  • Visita imprescindible. You can't miss it. Impressive medieval square.

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