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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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  • If you are looking for the artistic beauty of this square, may be disappointed. But Columbus found the new world, and then Fernando is one place for Kings and Queen Isabel, throne, square on the left and York tea linens Palace and Santa Agata was the Royal Palace Chapel, and Aragon keep historical symbolism, rather than in terms of the Square Plaza is enough and worth a visit.
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  • A through the Ministry of tourism building occurred at. It's like a hidden area walled but ideal for taking pictures.
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  • One of the many hidden jewels of the Gothic quarter, between the Cathedral and calle Laietana. A pedestrian Plaza and relatively quiet, albeit sometimes invaded by some group visits the palaces that surround to the Museum. Beautiful architecture, especially in the evening, with the evocative lighting
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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.