Placa Reial, Barcelona

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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. For Placa Reial and beyond, use our Barcelona trip itinerary maker site to get the most from your Barcelona vacation.
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  • This square is a hidden gem in Barcelona. There is a wide array of restaurants to choose from and the atmosphere is always live. Our hotel was in this square and it was always busy and full os people....  more »
  • We were lucky the place was not crowded when we went there. It is a place that makes you want to stop. The highest Palm trees than others, parakeets, the fountain, the facades it is to feel well...
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  • In the Gothic quarter and close to the Rambla you open this square which is the one that I liked most among those views in Barcelona. Between cafes and bars with outdoor tables, you can admire two lampposts designed by Gaudi and a pleasant fountain.
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