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Known for its many outdoor venues, restaurants and nightclubs, Placa Reial is a popular meeting place during the summer when open air concerts take place, and during other celebrations such as New Year’s Eve.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Placa Reial, Barri Gotic, Barcelona, Spain
Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is a very nice environment surrounded by cafes (although not the best ones for eating, better for a coffee or just a drink). Just a very nice square with palm trees and quite famous lanterns

Thank Aleph_999
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked to stay in the Hotel Roma Reial which is housed in the stunning square Placa Reial ( Royal Plaza ) . Famous for its lanterns designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi and the wonderful buildings that make up the square ,there's also a...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 1 week ago

perhaps now slightly too many restaurants but a nice, jolly pleasant little square just off las ramblas.

Thank Graeme S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Meeting a tour guide was our primary reason for being there, but we came back several times, being fascinated by the architecture and the wonderful ambiance of city life within the square. Enjoying a drink, watching people and just getting a feel of Barcelona is...More

Thank Carl0999
Reviewed 1 week ago

a small square in the center of the city in a typical Spanish style, identical buildings on all sides, fountains, palm trees, lanterns, balloons, cafes, pleasant, quite cozy, many people, noisy in the evenings. Walking around the Gothic quarter it makes sense to go here.

Thank Dmitry16
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of busy restaurants but they all have great atmosphere especially at night.Take a look when in area.

Thank grahre
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been there twice last month. Food is okay for most places around the square, but the romantic and calm atmosphere is gone due to the many turist and hords of turist-sellers with fakeflowers or no good noisy items :(

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunningly beautiful square tucked away in the Barrio Gotic. A pretty fountain, lots of eateries and surrounded by very picturesque buildings - very photogenic.

Thank JulianHarris
Reviewed 1 week ago

full of good restaurants and great atmosphere . very clean and nice. i would go there again definitely.

Thank sahiland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place in the early evening to sit outside with a coffee and a nosh and watch the streetlights go on. These aren't your everyday streetlights but those designed by Antoni Gaudí, his first architectural commission

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this
picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of
Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days
under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War
with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and
authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be
thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas
brought to life by the many small bars and local
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20 September 2018|
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Response from MervynLogan | Reviewed this property |
We saw none of it. Plenty of high profile police from time to time. Drugs obvious in some streets nearby.