Plaça Catalunya, Barcelona

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    BARCELONA'S HEART!

    by Hosell Updated Jul 1, 2004

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    Here you can see a picture taken at Plaça de Catalunya (Catalonia' Square) is located at a crossing with Passeig de Grácia and Las Ramblas and is the heart of Barcelona.Is always full of tourist and residents in Barcelona,like all squares in Spain is a meeting point.Is another nice place to take a break.Around you'll find some huge department stores,restaurants (including a Hard Rock Cafe) and many cafeterias.Also here there is a stop where you can take the Barcelona's touristic buses..

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    Placa Catalunya

    by kazander Updated Mar 12, 2004

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    fountain at La Placa Catalunya

    This square is centrally located right at the top of La Rambla so I imagine you'll pass by this square at some point during your stay, but make sure to see the fountains at night, they look even better.

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  • Catalunya Square

    by firethorn Written Feb 25, 2004

    This square is surrounded by beautiful fountains andis in the heart of Las Ramblas. here you will find an array or locals and tourists and LOTS of pigeons! They are less horriffied by the 'rats with wings' over there and street vendors sell bird feed and the birds flock onto your head and shoulders if you are not careful!

    Nice place to sit and take in the sun and have a break in between sight seeing.

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    Placa de Catalunya

    by acemj Written Dec 12, 2003

    The best reference point in the city is this main square on the top end of Las Ramblas. There are a number of good cafes and shops as well as a bank and some good hotels. The fountain is lit up at night and makes for a romantic place to stroll.

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    PLAZA CATALUNA

    by Maggies Updated Nov 15, 2003

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    It's the big square that links the historic center of the city with modernist Eixample. There is this huge El Corte Ingles on one side of the square.
    The picture below is a view of Plaza Cataluna from my hotel window.

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    Placa de Catalunya

    by SirRichard Written Sep 10, 2003

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    A view from the Ramblas

    This big square is probably the most visited in BCN, as is in the middle of the most visited areas and you will pass by several times.
    Here arrives / leaves the airport bus, here stop the sightseeing buses, here is El Corte Ingles...

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    Placa de Catalunya

    by dlytle Updated Jul 9, 2003

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    Placa de Catalunya in Barcelona

    Placa Catalunya is between the Eixample and the Ciutat Vella and it is easily accessable by the Barcelona subway.

    It is an enormous square (about 162,500 square feet or 50,000 square meters) surrounded by big buildings that are headquarters of banks or other companies. . In the square there are two sculptures, one from Josep Clara, La Divinidad, and another one from Pablo Gargallo, Pastor tocando el caramillo. A peculiarity of the square is the great quantity of pigeons that fly or walk over it.

    The Bar Zurich in Placa Catalunya is the most popular bar in town. It's always full of locals and tourists. The bar is located on one of the busiest corners in this central square.

    Placa Caatalunya also anchors one end of the long pedestrian street known as La Rambla.

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    Placa de Catalunya

    by HORSCHECK Written Jul 1, 2003

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    Placa de Catalunya

    The Placa de Catalunya is the heart of Barcelona. The geographical middle of the city is marked by a big star on the square.
    Here are some nice green areas with fountains and benches to relax. Buildings of the Banco Espanol de Credito, Telefonica and the store El Corte Ingles are located around the square.

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    Plaça Catalunya

    by martin_nl Written Jan 4, 2003

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    Pla��a Catalunya

    Plaça Catalunya marks the beginning and end of La Rambla, the biggest tourist street in Barcelona. From here you can also easily go to the shopping streets and on the square you will find the biggest El Corte Ingles of the city.

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    plaça catalunya

    by call_me_rhia Updated Nov 2, 2002

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    the fountain at pla��a catalunya

    Plaça Catalunya is a large square that marks the end of the Ciudad Vella and the beginning of the Eixample. It's an important hub: several metro lines meet here, the airport bus stops here, and sightseeing tourist buses leave from here too. If it's not enough it's where the most important Spanish department store is located: el Corte Inglés

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  • Plaça Catalunya

    by Yosemite_44 Written Sep 13, 2002

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    This central square is not very special by itself, but this place often functions as a starting points for tourists:
    La Rambla, Via Laetana and Passeig de Gracia all start from hereUnderneath this square, a bit out of sight, is the main tourist officeEstacio Catalunya is the city´s main metro hubHard Rock Cafe & El Corte Ingles are closeby

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    Placa de Catalunya

    by bonio Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Likely to be the first thing you see of central Barcelona if you arrive by bus or train. Many shops and some open spaces too, it was very busy but pretty relaxed when we visited, but possibly not always!!
    Looks good at night too

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    The City's Hub

    by Dyesebel Updated Oct 28, 2006

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    It's where the famous boulevard La Rambla begins.Very lively and attractive.The public transport radiate from this square.

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    Place to meet?!

    by Tasia Written Apr 23, 2005

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    this place is full of people any time!I guess most of them choose this place to meet with friends ,other just sit there and have some rest.It full of birds too ,and they r not afraid of the people!

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    chase the pigeons

    by stevehallam Written Apr 4, 2005
    Run Birdie Run!

    We got off the bus from the airport here. The fists we did was chase pigoens.
    we are so cruel at times

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