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Placa Reial, Barcelona
(4.2/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Lovely terraces on Nice square to have a rest in busy Barcelona. Or just look around, because it is well worth the effort.
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  • One of those semi-hidden squares which just creams Spain at you. An airy open square and all 4 sides are bars and restaurants with indoor and outdoor seating. People seem to be eating at all times of ...  more »
  • Stopped in on the square in the gothic quarter for a paella. Prices are reasonable, portions were not massive but service was good. The sangria was lovely but pricey. Stick to beer and wine but otherw...  more »
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  • Great for eating during the day and for partying all night long. Prices are a little bit higher than other places but not bad.
  • Just thinking about this plaza makes me happy again. So many bars and restaurants at this plaza, street artists will perform some (impressive) acts, and the atmosphere is just amazing. Even if you don't want to eat, or to drink, it's recommended to just visit the plaza, as it looks gorgeous. However, just get a drink, and enjoy the view (I would recommend restaurant Arcano, which its review can be found on its page).
  • Yeah it's touristy, but its great to sit out with a few beers and sangria to watch the world go by in a beautiful setting.
  • Such a beautiful square but sadly jam packed with tourists. If you sit by one of the bars and restaurants make sure you keep your belongings safe!
  • very beautifyul squase in the Gothic neighborhood. Watch out for pickpockets at night