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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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  • Medieval Royal square Placa del Rei (not to be confused with the Royal Plaza near Placa Reial Las Ramblas) is located in the Gothic quarter near the Cathedral. To it there are two streets-Carrer del Veguer and Baixada de Santa Clara. On the square is the Grand Palace, where the counts of Barcelona and Kings of Aragon then. Did not know that the Palace has such ancient history: it was built on the site of the Palace Comtal 11 century, the predecessor of which was the building 5-century King of the Visigoths underwent capital Ataul'fa in Barcelona. Royal Palace consists of several buildings. The first building is called "Hall of Tinel" or "reception area", it is the Christopher Columbus in 1492 was adopted by the King after returning from America. I am interested in the watchtower of King Martin, attached to the roof of the Hall Tinelja in 1555 year and represents the five-storey rectangular building which on each floor for Windows 7. A medieval skyscraper! But the most ancient member of this part of the Palace is the stairway in front of the main entrance, which remained from the old palace Comtal. In the 11 century was going to the City Council. To the left of the Hall is the Palace of Tinel L'oktinent, built in the mid-16th century. Lived in it mainly not Kings, but viceroys. And the third building located on the square is the chapel of St. Agata, erected in the year 1302 for the Royal family. In 1835 it ceased to hold services, and the Court Church turned into a monument of national importance. In General, the Placa del Rei-a place very interesting, imbued with the spirit of the time. Walking through the Gothic quarter, do not forget to look here, I am sure that you will like it.
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  • A set of buildings for museums today are in the Plaça del Rei. The set includes the Saló del Tinell, enormous Gothic room with arches, the Palau Reial Major, El Palau de Lloctinent, the chapel of Àgata and as more recent a sculpture by Eduardo Chillida.
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  • At first glance is just the corner (corner) is a very profound feeling, feel the history. This is the place stairs up Columbus, take a look at, I want to feel the history of the middle ages. It is also a great place to walk the streets because the building is beautiful, including historical value throughout the region.
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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.