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Barcelona City Center Private 3-Hour Walking Tour
"Once your guide meets you at your hotel you will start this 3-hour tour by visiting the outdoor museum of Paseo de Gracia boulevard which has some of the most beautiful and famous buildings in the city. Plaza Cataluña is considered to be the city center with many fountains and sculptures and is in close proximity to many of other popular landmarks of the city.On the way you will get a chance to see many great buildings including la Casa Lleó i Morera la Casa Amatller la Casa Batlló
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"Board the open-top double-decker bus at any of the 44 stops around the city to begin your City Sightseeing tour of Barcelona. Enjoy 360-degree views and informative onboard commentary as you wind your way through Barcelona's fascinating medieval streets. Learn about the ci culture architecture and ancient Roman heritage and hop off at any time to explore more by foot.Explore the enchanting Gothic Quarter visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed landmarks and stand in awe of the works of famed architect Antoni Gaudi who's best-known for his legendary unfinished church
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Plaça Catalunya Tips (69)

Plaça Catalunya 2

part two of my two part tip with more pictures.

Plaça Catalunya can be considered as the City Center of Barcelona as it is located along the middle of many of the attractions in the City just as the La Ramblas, Passeig De Gracia, Rambla de Catalunya, Portal de l'Àngel, etc. This quadrangular square occupies about 50,000 square meters and is bounded by Passeig De Gracia, Carrer' De Fontanella, Carrer De Bergara, Ronda De Sant Pere and Carrer Dei Pelai. The square was built in 1929 during the Barcelona International Exposition and it features quite a few interesting sculptures of Neo Classical Arts and Avant Garde art by artists such as Josep Clara, Pablo Gargallo, Josep Llimona, etc. The Plaza has a large central mosaics and two kinds of fountains, beside the varios scuptures and there are metro stations and bus station in the Plaza plus some large department stores including El Corte Inglés, FNAC and Habitat.

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machomikemd
Sep 09, 2016

Plaça Catalunya 1

this will be a two part tip with more pictures.

Plaça Catalunya can be considered as the City Center of Barcelona as it is located along the middle of many of the attractions in the City just as the La Ramblas, Passeig De Gracia, Rambla de Catalunya, Portal de l'Àngel, etc. This quadrangular square occupies about 50,000 square meters and is bounded by Passeig De Gracia, Carrer' De Fontanella, Carrer De Bergara, Ronda De Sant Pere and Carrer Dei Pelai. The square was built in 1929 during the Barcelona International Exposition and it features quite a few interesting sculptures of Neo Classical Arts and Avant Garde art by artists such as Josep Clara, Pablo Gargallo, Josep Llimona, etc. The Plaza has a large central mosaics and two kinds of fountains, beside the varios scuptures and there are metro stations and bus station in the Plaza plus some large department stores including El Corte Inglés, FNAC and Habitat.

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machomikemd
Sep 09, 2016

PLACA DE CATALUNYA

This is the main square of the city and is located right at the top of Las Ramblas. Many of the tourist buses leave from here and it always really busy. I *think* this is where the fountains are that they do light shows at but its only on certain days of the week and I didn't see it.

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Jul 06, 2016

Plaça Catalunya - Catalunya Square

Catalunya Square is at the very heart of the city, it is where the old meets the new, and it is from here that both the Ramblas and Passeig de Gracia start. The large square flanked by major department stores (which is actually round) is also the home of statues, sculptures, fountains and grass verges, with plenty of places to sit in the sunshine and people-watch.

Catalunya Square for most people is the main transport hub for all their travelling; it is from here that you can catch the RENFE train to the airport along with the Aerobus. There is also the city centre tourist information office based here.

September 2005, updated March 2016

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Mar 03, 2016
 
 
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Placa Catalunya

Plaça de Catalunya/Plaza de Cataluña is located between the old city and the 19th century suburb Eixample, and meeting point of several important streets: Passeig de Gràcia, Rambla de Catalunya, La Rambla, Portal de l'Àngel, Ronda de Sant Pere, Carrer de Vergara or Carrer de Pelai. Several fountains and statues can be found here, as well as flocks of pigeons.

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Jun 05, 2014

Church of Santa Anna

The church of Santa Anna is a hidden treasure tucked away right in the city centre, surrounded by the Plaça Catalunya and the main shopping streets.
The church was founded in 1141 by the Knights of Order of the Holy Sepulcher also known as the Templars and built between the XII and XIII centuries. Its architecture marks the transition from the Romanesque to the Gothic styles. The cloister dates from the XV century when the monastery of Santa Eulalia became part of the church building.
Cloister was built in the XV century. The arches in the inner cloisters are in the Catalan Gothic style whereas those in the upper cloisters are less elongated. Some details reveal a Renaissance influence.
As a matter of fact during Napoleon’s invasion it was closed by the French, and it seems that it was used by the Catalan resistance against the invaders.
Opening times:
Monday to Saturday: 11am-7pm.
August, Monday to Saturday, 11am-2pm.

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Oleg_D.
Mar 06, 2014

Church of Santa Anna/Parish House

Near the church of Santa Anna you will see the Parochial House known as the House of Order of Saint Sepulcher. Although that building is not opened for the public access you can observe its architecture outside.

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Mar 06, 2014

Monument to Macia

You will see the Monument to Macià in Plaça de Catalunya. Francesc Macià i Llussa was the President of Catalonia from 1932 until his death in 1933. In 1931 after the elections that caused the exile of Alfonso XIII of Spain and gave the local majority to his party Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya, Macià proclaimed the Free Catalan Republic in Barcelona, but was forced afterwards to settle for partial autonomy within the new Spanish Republic.

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Plaza de Catalunya

Plaza de Catalunya is a large square that is generally considered to be both its city centre and the place where the old city Barri Gòtic and the 19th century-built Eixample meet.
The logical finish of the parkway Las Ramblas is the square of Catalunia. It is filled by people almost as well as the parkway. There are two huge fountains a little on an eminence in an environment of white marble sculptures. A little below there is one more fountain with a figure of the graceful woman. Some sculptural groups of a black stone are installed on pedestals. There are a lot of pigeons who are fed with enthusiasm with local residents and tourists at the square.

You can watch my 2 min 37 sec Video Barcelona Catalonia Square out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

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Sep 28, 2013

Centre of Barcelona?

The guidebooks describe the Plaça de Catalunya as the central point of the city. Now whether that is a geographic centre or just a way of describing it as a focal point I'm not sure but it certainly has many redeeming features for visitors. The aerobus to/from the airport stops here. The tourist hop on-hop off buses are located here with ticket offices and helpful advice; Las Ramblas, the famous shopping precinct and street has it's hub here. There is a huge, and I mean enormous, department store* where you could buy anything legal here and, when I was there between Christmas and New Year, they had a massive half price sale on. At night the square at Christmas-time is ablaze with sparkling lights and the water fountains are tastefully illuminated. In the very middle of the open area is a huge canopy enclosing an ice rink - enjoyed mainly by children but their parents seemed to be having some fun as well.

In all the Plaça de Catalunya is a vibrant, lively location with a festive feel to it. It costs nothing to look around and soak up the atmosphere. Indeed a pleasant place to spend an evening.

*For a meal with a view you can visit the self service cafeteria on the top floor (7th) of the large department store. If you can grab a window seat you'll have a fantastic view over the Plaça and beyond.

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MikeBird
Jan 07, 2013

popular meeting point

Plaça Catalunya is the central square for most visitors in Barcelona although Plaza de les Glories Catalanes is the real geographical spot. For me it was the main transport hub also because there are 2 metro lines that pass from here (Line 1, Line 3) and also most of the buses passing by day and night. You can also catch the RENFE train to the airport, the tourist buses and so many others.

It is always full of people as it is a popular meeting point and there are several shops and big department stores around (Fnac, Corto Ingles, Habitat etc). Las Ramblas, Passeig de Gracia and Rambla de Catalunya start from here and it’s worth walking on all of them.

There are several fountains, sculptures, statues and some nice flowers in the square.

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mindcrime
Oct 06, 2012

Catalonia Square

Placa Catalunya is a large square located in the center of Barcelona. If you are coming from the airport, this is going to be your last stop for Aerobus. There are two fountains, a pond and a sculpture in the square. This part of the city is always busy and this is a good spot to rest, watch people and feed the pigeons.

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Jul 21, 2012

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