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Placa del Rei, Barcelona

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
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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  • Nothing really interesting here...just a not very square,empty,surrounded by old high stone walls.There's no reason to go there if it isn't in your way. 
  • Peace of mind when you go to this place. Evening is the best time to visit. Ideal for sitting on the stairs and the medieval air. The access to this place by the rear of the Cathedral, is a marvel. When I go with a friend tourist walk through here instead of the rambla Catalonia
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  • According to legend stairway where the Kings received Columbus returning from america, only by that visit it
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  • 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.
  • Simply beautiful architecture. I recommend to visit this place by evening and try mohito in the drink bar nearby.
  • The place is little bit difficult to find but really a good and safe place to take a rest by sitting on those steps.
  • Worth visiting during the night while in Barcelona
  • One of the most beautiful squares by day and night
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