Get lost in the Barrio Gotica, just walk around in these narrow streets and then you see it open up on a hidden plaza, where there is a neighbourhood gathering. We walked into the middle of a neighbourhood barbecue. Are spend some time on Place Real, just sitting on a terrace and watch the people walk by.
From Pza Sant Jaume you can go directly to Plaça Real (which does not belong to the roman age) or you can follow the roman wall following Sots-tinent Navarro street (green part is the wall), then Pza. Traginers, Correu Vell, Regomir Street and Avinyó Street. Near Avinyó you can see Plaça Real (on the picture).
It is situated on La Rambla.It's a quiet pleasant with lots of cafe, bars..really enjoyable place but sometimes could be annoying , lots of people around asking alots of personal question...But we were usually started drinking here before heading to Horbours or clubs.
Plaça Reial is one of the most attractive squares in the city. Elegant 19th century houses look down on palm trees, lampposts designed by Gaudí, and an eclectic mix of people enjoying the lively atmosphere at outdoor cafés
´Hidden´ parallel to La Rambla, you´ll find Plaça Reial, in my opinion an overrated, dirty square full of tourist and homeless people. In the weekend, people queue in front of restaurant ´Els Quinze Nits´ for hours. They offer good value dinners, but I have never been there. Again, like La Rambla, this is a place to have a quick look at and then go to one of Barcelona´s many more interesting places.
Plaça Reial (the Royal Square) is the romantic heart of Barcelona.
Come by at night and the terraces are full of customers and street musicians willing to entertain you.
Beware though of 'shady characters' measuring you up and make sure your money and passport remain where you have put them.
The Plaça Reial was built in 1848 where it was located the cloister of a convent. There are two lights designed by Gaudí. Here on Sundays mornings it is held a fair on stamps, coins and other collectibles.
This courtyard is just off las Ramblas. It was orginally a convent and is now filled with shops and restaurants.
This was our favourite spot by day and by night!! There is always something going on here, nice restaurants, artists coming and going and lots of people to watch!!!
The most crowded, happening plaça in the entire Barri Gòtic is the Pl. Reial, where tourists and locals alike congregate to eat and drink at night, theres one of my favorite clubs SIDECAR.
The Plaça Reial opens to la Rambla. Its colonial atmosphere is sometimes spoiled by the presence of pickpockets.