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Plaça Reial Barcelona

One of the busiest and most fun squares in Barcelona

Plaça Reial

Everything about the square Plaça Reial in Barcelona. One of the busiest and most fun squares in Barcelona with a fountain and restaurants, near the Ramblas.

Info Plaça Reial in Barcelona

Address Plaça Reial, Barcelona
Metro Metro station Liceu or Jaume I

gaudiPlaça Reial is a square in the Gothic quarter and one of the busiest and most fun squares in Barcelona's city centre. The famous Plaça Reial is located right along the popular street the Ramblas. In 1848 architect Francesc Daniel Milona was commissioned to build this square by the city of Barcelona. The many terraces, the central fountain, the gallery of arches, and the stately palm trees give the car-free square a typical Spanish atmosphere.

What to do around Plaça Reial?

Today you can find many bars and restaurants in Plaça Reial and there is plenty to do both during the day and at night. In the middle of Plaça Reial is a fountain with two special lampposts (Font de les Tres Gràcies). These lampposts were designed by Antoni Gaudí Gaudí in the early years of his career; they were his first commission for the city of Barcelona. Plaça Reial has a typical mediterranean feel thanks to the surrounding 'palaces' and palm trees. Plaça Reial is an ideal place to enjoy an (expensive) outdoor drink during your stay in Barcelona.

plaza reial BarcelonaPlaca Reial (iStock.com/JackF)
placa reial BarcelonaThe cozy square in the evening (iStock.com/LandFoto)

Where is the square in Barcelona?

Sights close to the square:

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