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Plaza de Catalunya, Barcelona

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Some of the city’s most important streets meet in Plaza de Catalunya, 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 Catalunya at the forefront of your travel plans using our Barcelona online trip itinerary planner.
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  • A nice square in the city center, a lot of pigeons. Not as beautiful as the square of Spain. There are bulidings in construction. 
    A nice square in the city center, a lot of pigeons. Not as beautiful as the square of Spain. There are bulidings in construction.  more »
  • Located at the top of the Rambla, is this huge square, (that is bit of a sun trap), with statues and monuments adorning its surrounds with a fountain as a centre piece. It is one of the stops for... 
    Located at the top of the Rambla, is this huge square, (that is bit of a sun trap), with statues and monuments adorning its surrounds with a fountain as a centre piece. It is one of the stops for...  more »
  • The square is known for the fact that 9 streets converge to it with rays, the beginning of the Rambla, the epicenter of significant city events. It is from here that many of the most popular tourist....  more
    The square is known for the fact that 9 streets converge to it with rays, the beginning of the Rambla, the epicenter of significant city events. It is from here that many of the most popular tourist....  more »
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  • The square where the heart of Barcelona beats. You can reach almost anywhere from here. The square is quite large and hosts activities from time to time. The fountains and trees provide a little cooling opportunity for those who are tired of walking. There are various places to eat and shop around. Due to its central location, transportation is very easy and you can explore the places around by walking and get lost in the streets.
  • Beautiful square in the middle of the city. Everything is close by, good connections with trains and other types of transport (buses to/from airport, regional trains, etc). It really feels like it's a center of everything. I love it.
  • I was there on a banking holiday. So lots of people, but all shops were closed. I was blessed with perfect weather for my photo's 👍🏼
  • The greatest plaza in the whole Barcelona! It is very big and round and surrounded by fountains. Most of the time Placa de Catalunya is full of pigeons. It is pretty interesting and the kids love it. The square is made of unique tiles which are really smooth. However, it isn't that impressive compared to the other famous sights in Barcelona. Overall, a pretty overrated place which I would recommend visiting just because it's their biggest plaza.
  • Popular spot in Barcelona. You can catch the airport express bus from around this area. You can walk this area onto other popular holiday hot spots. There's a good transport link with tickets for bus, Metro, tram and trains. Always look at for the metro passes expecially for family, if you intend travelling by public transport.

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