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Placa del Rei

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Placa del Rei, s/n, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A history of all the various occupations of Barcelona in one place - when you find the plaza (part of the fun of the gothic quarter is looking for buildings that you KNOW are near one another but you can't find easily because of the...More

Thank kristy12047
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located inside Gothic Quarter, this small square is surrounded by ancient buildings. There is a museum, which I didn't enter. Standing in the middle of the square seems to bring me back to medieval period. There is also a small cafe at one corner.

Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Really beautiful little square. We stumbled into some live performances as we walked though. Day or night, this is worth a walk through.

Thank pjgrad
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This square is nicely camouflaged by buildings, so we stumbled on it -- literally -- during an amble through the Gothic Quarter during Easter weekend. As an architecture buff, I was delighted to see the well-preserved Medieval structures, from the former royal palace at the...More

Thank Rumples
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Catalan medieval splendour shines out today in the Placa del Rei,one of the best enclaves of the Gothic Quarter.It is overlooked by the Palau Reial Major,with its Renaissance flight of steps and the Salo del Tinell,the Palau del Lloctinent and the sober royal chapel of...More

Thank veraremzhina
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Went to music concert at this historic sight on pau Casals day. Th concert was a wonderful one with various groups of students playing Casals music c. The site was next to the cathedral in the shadow of the cathedral

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Placa del Rei located inside Gothic Quarter has historical significance upon Colombus successful return from North America. The medieval structures around the square are more impressive at night time with the illumination being lid up.

Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

These buildings are very beautiful at night with the moonlight shining down on them and the glow of the street lights. We went for a walk through the Gothic Quarter one evening and came upon them. They are very old historic buildings and make good...More

Thank JameAndDare
Reviewed 9 May 2018

The King's Square is located in the Gothic Quarter and is Placa del Rei is surrounded by historical medieval buildings. The square is associated with Christopher Columbus who is thought to have been received here by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella on his return from...More

Thank Petru V
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Take a guide to the significance of these steps. These are the steps Colombus returned after discovering North America and was greeted by the king. He stayed some time in this castle.

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picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of
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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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