Plaça Reial is next to the Las Ramblas and a very popular spot to sit down, have a meal or a drink and start the evening. There are a number of restaurants and clubs around the square. During big festivals like New Years Eve, La Merce in Spetember, etc, the Plaça is always crowded.
The Plaça Reial was designed by Francesc Daniel Molina i Casamajó in the 19th century. The square is twinned with Plaza Garibaldi, in Mexico DF. The lanterns were designed by Antoni Gaudí.
This square can easily be found from the Ramblas (take C/Colom). The square has many bars and restaurants and has a lively atmosphere at night. Seems to be very popular with tourists.
The building lining the square are very impressive and makes it worth visiting during daytime as well as nighttime.
The lamp-posts were designed by Gaudi, and added to the square during the mid 1800’s.
The Plaza del Rey is the most noble part of the old Barcelona. At the end, there is the exterior part of Palau Reial Major (Royal Mayor Palace) in which you will find the Salón del Tinell.
At the right hand you have the Capilla Palatina, or Capilla de Sant Àgata (Capilla de Santa Agueda) and at the left the palace of Lloctinent which stored the Archive of the Crown of Aragon (actually located in Almogàvers).
At the right hand at the corner with the street Veguer you find Casa Clariana-Padellàs, which is the home of the Historic Museum of the city of Barcelona
Plaça Reial is a very lively square in Old Barcelona off la Rambla. Its surrounding arcades are lined with popular cafés which maintain a buzz around the clock. With its palm trees and traditional Mediterranean architecture, this square reminded me the most of other cities around the Mediterranean. The odd-looking lampposts in the centre of the square were designed by Gaudí.
Just off La Rambla is the lovely and lively square Plaza Reial. Around the square are neoclassical buildings from the 1850s and there are many bars and outdoor restaurants/cafés. There are tall palm trees in the square and there is a fountain, which many people are sitting around. Near the fountain there are lampposts designed by Gaudí. They are his first known works. And of course there are a lot of pigeons in the square.
I didnt even know about this place. its a vague memory after a pub crawl and sangria power hour. BUT I do remember passing through this square on the way to the Irish bar. or was it the spanish bar? lol or was it the bar that lit the bar countertop on fire?? or maybe the dance club.
its coming back now:
We walked through the cobblestone charming Gothic quarters, then passed through the square through the canopy alleys, then through the PIER boardwalk, where the night ended at the danceclub. Cool night!
This beautiful square in Barri Gotic is full of planted palm trees which are encirled by 19th century buildings. The square also contains Gaudi designed lampposts & a fountain. Around the square are arcades that contain bars & cafes.
This is one of the most important places of our politicians in Mid age (catalonians) because Catalunya and Castilla were different kingdoms .. its located at hand of Via Laietana and Jaume I yellow lane station, 2min walking from Sant Jaume square!!
Placa Reial is our favorite place in Barcelona. We always seem to end up in an outdoor cafe enjoying Sangria or San Miguel. It is a very relaxing place with plenty of people watching opportunities. It was built in the 1850's and contains old fashion taverns and cafe's with outdoor seating, along with plenty of street performers....who are well worth the entertainment for a small sum. The lamp posts are Gaudi's first public works.
Street performers are everywhere in Barcelona and some are quite entertaining. Unlike some other cities, I actually found the performers enjoyable and not annoying. A few coins was a small price to pay for the music and entertainment while enjoying a drink.
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