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Placa Reial, Barcelona

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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One of the most attractive and popular squares in Barcelona, Placa Reial dazzles with its architecture by day and entertains with its restaurants and nightclubs by night. Francesc Daniel Molina i Casamajó designed the plaza in the 19th century, and famed local architect Antoni Gaudí later created the lanterns that decorate it. All you really need to do is pull up a seat at a cafe, watch passersby, and soak up the atmosphere. Add Placa Reial to your Barcelona travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Barcelona trip itinerary maker.
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  • It is one of the most beautiful places in Barcelona according to me! We are stopped five minutes to take pictures and see the restaurants/bars under the arcades and the fountain, many activities
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  • An impressive square with a beautiful, harmonious architecture. A visit - particularly in the evening to a romantic dinner at one of the numerous restaurants under the colonnade - is strongly recommended!
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  • פיאצה מרשימה. כדאי לבוא לפחות פעם ביום ופעם בלילה - החוויה שונה. אין ספסלים לשבת "סתם" צריך לשבת בבתי הקפה או המסעדות. המזרקה לא הייתה כיפית כי המים "הריחו". יש 2 פנסים יפהפיים שעוצבו על ידי גאודי בתח...  read more »
  • The Royal Plaza, or Plaça Reial, a large square in the Gothic Quarter that’s beaming with life. The square is surrounded by restaurants and cafes and hotels on top of them. At night, the square comes alive even more as the locals congregate here for the many bars and clubs in the area. Plaça Reial has a rather interesting lamppost, designed by none other than Antonia Gaudi. It is one of the famed architect’s earliest work. The winged helmet with a dragon circling its post is Gaudi’s earlier experimentation, ideas that would become his signature style of marrying nature into architectural marvels. Just to underscore how popular Plaça Reial can be, check out this line waiting to get a table at Les Quinze Nits. There is a zero booking policy here, hence the lines. The place is actually quite elegant and looking through the menu, I find that it offers value too. You know what they say, if there’s a line, it should be good. This is probably one of the rare places within the Gothic Quarter where uniformity is a key feature of the buildings. This is because Plaça Reial was relatively new, built over demolished medieval buildings in the area. There’s a hotel called Hotel Do Reial within these buildings that is billed as a Gastronomic boutique hotel. I can only guess that it means the hotel is a foodie heaven with amazing food serve. Irregardless, the hotel looks amazing to stay in. Mental note for my next visit.
  • If you are disappointed with La Rambla be sure to find this little square which is connected to it. A lovely fountain surrounded with some restaurants and cafes with much better service and prices than you would get in those tourist traps on La Rambla.
  • For sure the best at night. You will see things that you never seen before 😂 it's very special place with its own eco system you have to see it.
  • Very lovely square next to La Rambla. Fountain in the center, restaurants and cafes surrounding the area. Street shows along the day and night. 2 beautiful lamp posts designed by Gaudi right next to the fountain.
  • One of my favourite little squares in Barna. Look for Gaudi's lamp posts!
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