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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
La Rambla
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visit this location on Sunday and you will a flea market of collectibles there to admire and perhaps grab one vintage antiques. I found mine there and it is a steal. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 7kyoto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful plaza with a lot of restaurants but mostly for tourists... Generally there is a lot of people to meet and talk

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank elad s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Placa Reial is a beautiful square located in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. This large square is lined with porticoes which conceals the bars, restaurants and nightclubs that inhabit this square. Originally built to honor King Ferdinad VII, Reial means Royal in Cantalan. One...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank luckyj_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wander a block off of La Rambla into the Placa Reial any evening and find a table under a big umbrella and order a glass of wine. Sit back and people watch. Or enjoy a great meal at Marisco or Rossini or any of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BarbaraB02842
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of good restaurants to choose from. Neat square lots of street entertainment clean and felt safe. Open very late

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TMC159
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled across the Place Reial whilst wandering around the little side streets along Las Ramblas. Lots of big palm trees, a big fountain - plenty of places to eat & flying around were very noisy (but not in a bad way) little birds that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bl0ndie72
Reviewed 9 November 2018

The venue is located near “Las Ramblas”. The architecture of the place is very interesting and the ambience is nice. Around the square are numerous cafes and restaurant, probably not cheap ones.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank christianw456
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Very nice place. Full of people, lots of tourists and great restaurants everywhere. You can go there for a drink and to eat something very tasty

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank piotrh1982
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Just off La Rambla, closest metro Liceu and a little gem in busy Barcelona, lots of restaurants and Cafe's, a fountain where it's possible to sit and enjoy people watching. There are palm trees and the first commissioned lamppost by Antoni Gaudi. If you are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nanette132
Reviewed 1 November 2018

We stumbled onto this lovely palm filled plaza walking from Las Ramblas. There's a small fountain with bronze artwork in the center and ornate lamp poles in this square with lovely Old Spanish archway buildings surrounding the square. Lots of outdoor sitting cafes and boutiques...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.