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"Meet your guide in central Barcelona strap on your helmet and then pedal off through the streets. The pace is leisurely allowing you to hear your guide’s commentary and soak up the sights as you go.Depending on the order of the day’s itinerary perhaps begin with a cycle along the seafront to Port Vell. Pause to snap photos of the historical port and beach before continuing on to the Columbus Monument a towering statue dedicated to Christopher Columbus and La Barceloneta.Next pedal up the famous La Rambla boulevard. Soak up the hustle and bustle as you pass by the food and flower stalls
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Plaça Reial Tips (54)

Placa Reial

One of the loveliest looking and most 'Spanish like' squares (well, my vision of what a 'Spanish like' square is anyway!) in Barcelona is Placa Reial. It is located just off La Rambla, on the left as you head in the direction of the port. It is connected to La Rambla by a short road, Carrer Colom, which leads you through a tall arch into the square.

The square was laid out in 1848 on the site of a former monastery. It is enclosed by classical style buildings, with arcaded shops, bars and restaurants. In the centre there is the Three Graces fountain, and on either side of this you can see two interesting lampposts which were some of Gaudi's earliest work.

This palm-filled square makes a great place to relax with a drink or a meal, and is a meeting place for locals and tourists. Be warned though, it has also been known to be a haunt for pick pockets and drug dealers. On Sundays the square is the busy scene of a coin and stamp market.

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sue_stone
Feb 27, 2007

Plaza del Rey

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

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Sep 10, 2008

Royal Square - Plaza Real

The Royal Square is a closed square as the famous ones in Madrid or Salamanca. It's placed just off the left side of the Rambla, coming from Catalonia's Square. It's one of the spaces with most tradition and interest in the city. This square occupies the site of a monastery of the Capuchin order. It was laid out in 1848 by the architect Francisco Daniel Molina and it has been remodelled on several occasions. It's now a popular meeting-point, in one of its open air terraces cafés situated under the building galleries. The 'Three Graces' fountain is in the middle of the square, with two lanterns designed by the young Antonio Gaudí. The buildings have bustes depicting famous navigators and explorer. The square have beautiful street lamps with the city's coat of arms and some slim palm trees too.

La Plaza Real es una plaza porticada cerrada como las famosas de Madrid o Salamanca. Se encuentra saliendo a la izquierda de La Rambla viniendo desde la Plaza de Cataluña. Es uno de los lugares con más tradición e interés de la ciudad. La plaza ocupa el lugar de un monasteria de la orden de los Capuchinos. Fue diseñada en 1848 por el arquitecto Francisco Daniel Molina y se ha remodelado en varias ocasiones. En la actualidad es un punto de encuentro muy popular, en cualquiera de sus terrazas al aire libre situadas bajo los porches de los edificios. La fuente de "Las Tres Gracias" está en medio de la plaza, con dos lámparas diseñadas por un joven Gaudí. Los edificios tienen bustos de famosos navegantes y exploradores. La plaza tiene bonitas farolas con el escudo de la ciudad y también delgadas palmeras.

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spanishguy
Jul 20, 2006

Plaça Reial

This popular square, located just a small arcaded passageway away from La Rambla, is another of Barcelona's landmarks. It is one of its most handsome yet decadent squares. Restaurants and bars predominate, and the very popular Jamboree Jazz club (which we did not visit) is here along with its sister club Tarantos (also didn't visit) for flamenco. The Font de Les Tres Gràcies (either Fountain of the three Graces or Fourntain of the three Happinesses) and the two fanals (street lamps) were designed by Gaudí himself (see picture). You'll find all kinds of people here, we got to enjoy a flamenco performance that was excellent. The buzz never lets up, day or night.

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May 01, 2004
 
 
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Bars and Restaurants Galore

Placa Reial was THE place to meet, eat and drink while we were staying in Barcelona. In five weeks I ate at Les Quinze Nits five times, and I also went to the bar Glacier numerous times. There are lots of cute little clubs on the surrounding side streets (we loved the one called Sugar) and the palm trees and fountain in the center of the courtyard are beautiful! If you need a central meeting place, I highly recommend Placa Reial.

Jetgirly
Dec 27, 2004

Plaça Reial

Plaça Reial is perhaps the most beautiful square I know. Not extremely big, but very picturesque and extremely relaxed. It can be found close to the Ramblas (halfway) on the Barri Gòtic side.

An ideal spot to relax a bit. Moreover, the square and the streets surrounding it are filled with nice restaurants. Among others Les Quinze Nits (on the square) and Los Caracoles (close by). Prepare to queue for both restaurants.

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JanPeter74
Oct 21, 2004

Placa reial - nicest square of the world

Every time I get to placa reial I just feel soooo relaxed. The yellow walls, the big palmtrees, to sun, the street musicians: nice nice nice!

You have got to eat something at les quince nits. Everything they say about that restaurant is true: there's always a long long queue (we once waited 1,5 hour), the food and the atmosphere are worth waiting for, the food is absolutely delicious and very cheap. And the atmosphere is great.

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Emke
Mar 31, 2004

Plaça Reial

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.

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Plaza Reial

This neo-classical plaza is energetic and usually full of activity. Something the residents haven't been to keen on. It used to be a less reputable area of Barcelona but has really changed in the last 20 years or so. There are a number of cafe's and restaurants around the plaza that vary in price and atmosphere. Jamboree, #17, offers live jazz and funk music most nights and becomes a disco after that. Most of the lamposts are some of Gaudi's first creations

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Feb 06, 2004

A view from above Plaza Reial

If you can get into any building in Plaza Real (Plaça Reial) then get up as high as you can, sit down, and just watch. Sit in a restaurant, a flat, a roof terrace - do anything reasonable, but don't climb the palm trees

The plaza can be noisy, quiet, lively, lonely, but it's a constantly changing tableux, and for me the best part is watching people walk in who are obviously there for the first time in their lives. They all smile, and look up.

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Jan 10, 2004

Plaza Reial

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.

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MalenaN
May 12, 2008

Royal square

Royal square (or Plaza Real) is located a short way from famous Rambla street. The square was projected in the middle of 19th century, mostly in Classical style. Some parts of it, like lamps and arcade were designed by Gaudi.

Place is a royal one, as in 19th century here was a representational palace of Spanish Royal family.

It is one of the most popular places in old part of Barcelona, it is written that in Sundays they here stamp and coin market here, but pity on Sunday we already took a flight back to Vilnius.

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Raimix
Feb 06, 2011

Things to Do Near Plaça Reial

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Las Ramblas

part two of my tips with more pictures around Las Ramblas The Populas Las Ramblas of Barcelona is like an open tree-lined pedestrian mall that starts across the Plaça de Catalunya and ends at the...
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Tablao Flamenco Cordobes

more pictures in the flamenco show this will be my things to do tip for the always packed flamenco show in La Rambla and or which If you don't have time to visit other areas of Spain, then you can...
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Gran Teatre Del Liceu

GRan theater de Liceu was constructed in 1847, and competed with Theater Principal just one block away. It serves for the opera and other musical events. It is now a mundane facade with no street...
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Palau Guell

The Palau Güell was designed and built between 1886 and 1888 by the architect Antoni Gaudí for the industrial tycoon Eusebi Güell. It was one of the first commissions Antoni Gaudí received at the...
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Teatre Principal

This is the main cultural theater for the city. Its roots go back to 1579 and has ties to the Santa Creu Holy Cross Hospital. It burned to the ground in 1587, but one year later was completely...
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Museum Erotica - CLOSED

Museum Erotica is definitely worth going, if you are not able to have intelectual conversations about the history of pornography. You will see the largets willy ever known of to mankind, know...
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