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 moved here stone by stone from Mercaders Street in 1931 and since 1943, has housed the Barcelona City History Museum .Topos V, a work by Eduardo Chillida, underlines one of the corners of the square.
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  • Placa del Rei (place of the king) is part of of Barrio Gotico and always worth a visit. You will see a beautifull Gothic Neighborhood already on your way to the placa. And the place itself is surround...  more »
  • Came by chance we find ourselves in this little square, surrounded by high walls in the past directly with a local in the corner. Beautiful St George's Gate. If you find a tour guide will explain a lot of legends. We approached to a guide who spoke in English and we stole a couple of information. Beautiful
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  • The King square near the Cathedral looks nondescript and powerful at the same time. The simple stone facades of the palaces and buildings that surround the square, past radiate power, especially when you consider that here earlier executions have taken place. In the summer, events take place on the Königsplatz. The Königsplatz can be just fine with a visit of the historical Museum of the city.
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  • Amazing and private location. Great to relax and have a cerveza.
  • Make sure to check out the Museum of Barcelona underneath the Plaza. Great insight into the history of the city.
  • 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.
  • Full of history. Read about this or join one of the free tours
  • Another square with great historical importance. Not the most beautiful square in Barcelona but fairly peaceful and relatively quiet.
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