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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 6 days ago via mobile

We Went to quite a few restaurants in this placa. Most are lovely. One was really great MariscCo Paella Restaurant in the corner. Food was great. Service was great too.

Thank Sharon N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful square close to many things. It is bordered by different accommodation options, good food options and enticing lanes with great shopping anf more food venues. It is a short walk to (or from) La Ramblas and a great place to stop...More

Thank BinaOnABudget
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate and drank in a few of the restaurants here. It’s a beautiful square which is buzzing with people and atmosphere all day and night. Lampposts are stunning. Located next to La Rambla.

Thank GuidoScotland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great little square just off La Rambla Built in 1848 and used to be the sight of a Capuchan convent.It is now lined with shops of all kinds .You are sure to pick up a very good value gift here.It was quite...More

Thank bazzm109r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really liked it here, so lovely and beautiful. Full of life. Only gave 4 stars because of the sewage smell in large areas

Thank Foodtrip1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This square is located just off of Las Ramblas. It has several cafes/restaurants (several with seating under covered archways), bars street entertainers and vendors. There are scattered palm streets and a large fountain in its center court.

Thank RLWOrangePark
Reviewed 8 June 2018

just off La Rambla this is a great square with loads of street entertainers trying to entice a few euro from you and lots of choices to eat and drink. A people watchers paradise

Thank parky117
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Placa Reial or Royal Square is located next to La Rambla Street. It offers numerous restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and summer concerts.

Thank showmemo61
Reviewed 4 June 2018

This plaza is nice, but not that special or unique. Like the rest of the city, it is crowded with tourists. Take a photo and go.

Thank Leon L
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Sit in one of the cafes at the edge of the Placa and just enjoy the ambiance and people-watching. Just a block or two from Las Ramblas, so easy to visit. I took an amazing Mediterranean cooking class from Just Royal BCN held in a...More

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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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