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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Placa Reial, Barri Gotic, Barcelona, Spain
Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
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Reviewed yesterday

We stumbled across the Place Reial whilst wandering around the little side streets along Las Ramblas. Lots of big palm trees, a big fountain - plenty of places to eat & flying around were very noisy (but not in a bad way) little birds that...More

Thank bl0ndie72
Reviewed 1 week ago

The venue is located near “Las Ramblas”. The architecture of the place is very interesting and the ambience is nice. Around the square are numerous cafes and restaurant, probably not cheap ones.

Thank christianw456
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice place. Full of people, lots of tourists and great restaurants everywhere. You can go there for a drink and to eat something very tasty

Thank piotrh1982
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just off La Rambla, closest metro Liceu and a little gem in busy Barcelona, lots of restaurants and Cafe's, a fountain where it's possible to sit and enjoy people watching. There are palm trees and the first commissioned lamppost by Antoni Gaudi. If you are...More

Thank Nanette132
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled onto this lovely palm filled plaza walking from Las Ramblas. There's a small fountain with bronze artwork in the center and ornate lamp poles in this square with lovely Old Spanish archway buildings surrounding the square. Lots of outdoor sitting cafes and boutiques...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Off of ramblas, this plaza is filled with many restaurants, street performers and tourists. Some Gaudi lamp posts in the Plaza.

Thank SymnCwl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Placa Reial is a centrally located square with small shops and a bit touristic cafes. Always many people - even on rainy days.

Thank Tanderups
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sit back relax in one of the may bars and restaurants as you watch the world Go by. We enjoyed our time On this marvellous large and relaxing square

Thank kevin R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great square for having a nice meal or drink and people watching. Best at night when all the lamps are lit.

Thank Holibobs2014
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is a very nice environment surrounded by cafes (although not the best ones for eating, better for a coffee or just a drink). Just a very nice square with palm trees and quite famous lanterns

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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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20 September 2018|
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Response from MervynLogan | Reviewed this property |
We saw none of it. Plenty of high profile police from time to time. Drugs obvious in some streets nearby.