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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  • August 16, 2017
    It is a monumental square in which are Gothic and Renaissance buildings, for me it is one of the most beautiful Gothic quarter. There are the following places of interest: El Palacio Real Mayor was the residence of the counts of Barcelona and Kings of the Crown of Aragon; The chapel of San Agata; The Palau de Lloctinent; The Casa Padellàs: current seat of the Museum of history of the city of Barcelona and Topos V Eduardo Chillada sculpture. It is recommended to visit the square with someone who can explain the interesting history of this place.
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  • August 6, 2017
    The first stop on the free walking was tour and where they make the group photo. In addition to being a historical place and very friendly it is worth doing so with someone describing their meaning. Without a doubt a place through which one must pass if you ride in this city.
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  • July 28, 2017
    We can be reached by turning around the majestic Cathedral, among the alleys of the Gothic, medieval atmosphere, or at the end of the visit to the Museum and the throne room, which is the output. It is one of the many wonderful and magical corners of the city.
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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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