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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.
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“lamp posts” (29 reviews)
“las ramblas” (96 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Placa Reial, Barri Gotic, Barcelona, Spain
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Placa Reial was designed by Francesc Daniel Molina i Casamajó in the 19th. It means "Royal Plaza" and it's in Barcelona's Barri Gòtic adjoining Las Ramblas. A bright space especially with the sun streaming in. The plaza is palm tree fringed and ringed with restaurants,...More

Thank AMsays
Reviewed 1 week ago

Anyone that has been to Venice will recognise some features like lights etc. to remind you of St Marks. However that is where the resemblance ends. Placa Reial is one of the best placas to see in Barcelona, Very tranquil with palm trees around a...More

Thank Petru V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a meal there while watching people in the placa. Minimum amount for purchasing a meal if you sit outside. Our meals were just OK but watching the goings on in the square was a lot of fun.

Thank donna568
Reviewed 1 week ago

this plaza is incredible, the most beautiful and lively square of Barcelona, ​​where you can listen to the best live music of the city every day. The Jamboree Club with live Jazz music, Tarantos with it's every day live Flamenco and the Jam sessions in...More

Thank Pau D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the heart of Barri Gotic area, of La Rambla, this place is famous and most vived in summer, bordered with restaurants and cafes, also shops, everything you can imagine.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Placa Reial is a beautifully designed square in the Barri Gotic area next to La Rambla. It was built in 1848. Some of the lamps were designed by Gaudi. The square is surrounded by many restaurants and bars.

Thank Mikael F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to chill out. Located near the middle of La Rambla, and leading toward the Gothic Quarter. Lots of restaurants, and coffee shops to suit all tastes.

Thank jimboiuk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Appears to be under some upgrading or reconstruction works, thus unable to take any pretty pictures of the square nor of the fountain and Gaudi's lamp posts. However, putting all those aside, it is not difficult to imagine it being a place to relax, have...More

Thank dreamy_melodie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I remember spending a lovely relaxing afternoon sitting outside a restaurant watching buskers and taking in the city 12 years ago at a similar time of year. Unfortunately the noise from a pneumatic drill being used to revamp the paving meant this visit was a...More

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice little square just off Las Ramblas with restaurants and shops on the 4 sides. We passed through here a few times getting to some of our favourite eateries in the Barri Gotic, and even ate at one of the square's restaurants...More

Thank jchong
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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