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Placa del Rei, Barcelona

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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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  • Small square landlocked in the middle of large buildings that are part of the Museum of history of the city beside... Quiet place where you can make a quiet break in the terrace...
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  • Medieval square, located in Barcelona's Gothic quarter, surrounded by the beautiful historic buildings. In the evening the entire square and buildings are beautifully illuminated.
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  • very cool place, recommended a stroll through it and understand what has this city and this country in his past.
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  • very cool plaza, hidden away from the hustle and bustle. good place to have a cold beer in summer
  • Nice place next to the entrance of Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA.
  • Sitting on this very steps on Placa del Rei, surrounded by Barcelona's royal palace, Palau Reial Major, I imagined myself part of the crowd that listen to Christopher Columbus' discovery of the New World as he relates his tale to the King and Queen. It might just be folklore but didn't stop me from still pretending that it's true. During the Middle Ages, the Palau Reial Major is home to the kings and counts, who ruled Barcelona. The buildings here are great examples of the different civilisations that has made their mark in this city. Just notice how the Romanesque buildings are transformed with Gothic architecture on top of original structures.
  • Not an attraction on it's own but it's close to the historic museum and the cathedral.
  • Nice place but the foutain was full o beer can and plastic bottles.