Plaza de Cataluna, Barcelona

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Some of the city’s most important streets meet in Plaza de Cataluna, the heart of the city. Wander around the square and admire its fountains, statues, and the façades of its impressive buildings. Buy grain to feed the flocks of pigeons that gather here, or sit in one of the square’s numerous cafes, have a coffee, and people watch. Pick up a memento of your vacation at one of the many stores that occupy the square. Put Plaza de Cataluna at the forefront of your travel plans using our Barcelona online trip itinerary planner .
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  • August 20, 2017
    ...IM heart of Barcelona. Here, the Aerobusse of the airport, connecting to the Metro and bus network. The sightseeing buses have their stops here as well. Surrounded by historic buildings.
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  • August 20, 2017
    huge square in size, people, traffic, though lovely, just a pity that tourists don't keep clean properly, only down fall too many pigeons
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  • August 20, 2017
    Lined with major retailers including the Corte Ingles, this place is a kind of tourist center overlooking the ramblas. There are many other places in Barcelona that are more interesting.
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