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Placa Sant Felip Neri, Barcelona
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Tucked into a corner of the Gothic Quarter, Placa Sant Felip Neri offers a more quiet, contemplative experience than a typical Spanish plaza. A bomb etched still-visible wounds into the church facade in January 1938, during the Spanish Civil War. The bomb claimed 42 lives, mostly children. Architect Adolf Florensa took charge of the reconstruction of the site. Some scenes of the Woody Allen film “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” were shot here. To visit Placa Sant Felip Neri on your holiday in Barcelona, and find out what else Barcelona has to offer, use our Barcelona vacation trip planner.
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  • It is a hidden small square. Very lovely and nice to pass. There are some street musicians occasionally and they are usually very good. 
  • Nice and quiet corner of the history-laden Gothic quarter of Barcelona situated very near the Cathedral and Jewish quarter. Recommended.
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  • Cozy place with great history for the Catalans, as you can see the remains which let the bombing of the civil war in Barcelona.
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  • Probably my favourite square in Barcelona. In the winter months in the evening it's beautiful to absorb the atmosphere. Quite busy during the day in the summer weeks with tourist. Very Rich history
  • Peaceful and lovely place in Barcelona. It's not so easy to get there, quite hidden.
  • Beautiful spot in the city, lovely calm place in Barrí Gothic. You may have a chance of passing by just having a walk in Barrì Gothic, but I would suggest to join a tour of the whole Barrì (there are plenty of them, even free ones), they will certainly bring you to this place providing additional knowledge about history and fun facts that will give you a deeper sight into this beautiful place.
  • Very nice and calm spot in the center of Barcelona. It is a must.
  • Sant Felip Neri is a hidden in the Barri Gòtic settled over a graveyard destroyed during the Spanish Civil War. In there, visitors can see structures build during Catalan Renaissance. Surprisingly, not all of them where originally build in there, some of them, as the Footwear Museum, were moved from Via Laietana to its current location during the 20th century. The most shocking aspect in Sant Felip Neri is the marks made by the shrapnel shell during a bombardment shot by the Italian air force during the Civil War on the 30th of January in 1938. During the air raid, 42 people died lots of them were kids. Its location in the Call, the intriguing former Jewish neighborhood, and its grieving history makes it one of the most mysterious and visited places by Barcelona citizens.