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Known for its many outdoor venues, restaurants and nightclubs, Placa Reial is a popular meeting place during the summer when open air concerts take place, and during other celebrations such as New Year’s Eve.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamp posts” (30 reviews)
“nice plaza” (15 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Placa Reial, Barri Gotic, Barcelona, Spain
Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
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"beautiful square"
in 86 reviews
"lamp posts"
in 30 reviews
"nice plaza"
in 15 reviews
"street performers"
in 45 reviews
"gothic quarter"
in 47 reviews
"tapas"
in 39 reviews
"barri gotic"
in 14 reviews
"walking tour"
in 13 reviews
"fountain"
in 158 reviews
"acrobats"
in 28 reviews
"perimeter"
in 14 reviews
"beggars"
in 18 reviews
"tourists"
in 56 reviews
"sangria"
in 35 reviews
"architecture"
in 56 reviews
"stroll"
in 23 reviews
"spain"
in 14 reviews
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Reviewed today

Found the square by chance. It was a lovely place to sit and enjoy a sangria and people watching. Called back at night which was lovely.

Thank CarolAnneCumbria
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a great place, just off La Ramblas. A beautiful square, full of bars and restaurants. Lots of street performers to entertain, and a great place to kick back, enjoy the sunshine and watch the world go by.

Thank Georgia71
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We ate at the Tobogàn restaurant. Cheap and fast service, reasonable prices but slow staff. Don’t come to any restaurant here if you’re in a rush. Time slows down in this square.

Thank jamiereid12
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Placa Reial is a large and extremely popular square located just a few minutes walk away from the Ramblas on the Gothic quarter and is full of bars and restaurants where you can eat, drink and watch a wide variety of street performers. Well worth...More

Thank DominicDeBurca
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled upon here and what a find.Stunning square with lots of restaurant, just really nice to eat and have a drink and relax at.The only thing is there are street performers or such, that put on shows in square then try to hassle you in...More

Thank stuart c
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at one of the very many restaurants at this place and the whole experience was beautiful. Lots of people, warm outdoor seating, happy people passing buy and good quality food filling one's tummy. All in all a great place to spend once...More

Thank docboy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really nice square just behind Las Ramblas. The square is edged with bars, restaurants and cafes from which you can sit, have a drink and look at the open centre area which has a fountain, palm trees and perhaps the occasional street...More

Thank SevenoaksSinjun
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed in this square before but on this visit we chose to eat in the square on a couple of occasions. The atmosphere is always buzzing and there is always something to see.

1  Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a stunning square with lovely palm trees and a large fountain in the centre. Around the edge are reasonably priced restaurants and cocktail bars. there is always something going on, with singers and musicians regularly playing there. It has a lovely atmosphere and...More

Thank Christine J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This square is beautiful with lots of bars and restaurants to choose from but they will come at a price! There is lots of atmosphere here with lots of street entertainers / performers and it can get very busy as it is a real tourist...More

Thank Biffro
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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this
picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of
Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days
under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War
with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and
authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be
thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas
brought to life by the many small bars and local
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