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Placa de Sant Jaume

Placa St Jaume, s/n, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 02 70 00
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“city hall” (11 reviews)
“gothic quarter” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Placa St Jaume, s/n, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
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+34 934 02 70 00
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"government buildings"
in 9 reviews
"city hall"
in 11 reviews
"gothic quarter"
in 16 reviews
"nice square"
in 3 reviews
"human towers"
in 3 reviews
"open square"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 2 reviews
"palau"
in 5 reviews
"palace"
in 3 reviews
"tourists"
in 4 reviews
"facade"
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"activity"
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"stroll"
in 2 reviews
"church"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across this large, rectangular space while ambling through the Gothic Quarter. It was Easter weekend and myriad visitors were taking photos in the square. I immediately thought that the area likely displayed a similar look centuries ago when it was a Roman forum....More

Thank Rumples
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Placa de Sant Jaume is located inside the Old Gothic Quarter. The square is surrounded by historical/government buildings. It is spacious for holding various activities and nice to stroll around and to take photos. Nonetheless be aware of pick-pockets among the crowd.

Thank YTCHENG
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

If you come upon this open square, with government buildings surrounding it, you are almost at the Gothic Quarter. Very close by are many restaurants and bars. This is the best part of Barcelona to be in late at night. Most restaurants are open until...More

Thank JameAndDare
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Placa de San Jaume is the political centre of Catalonia. It is also the heart of the Gothic Quarter. Unlike the narrow alleyways surrounding the square, it is very spacious. Good place to have a stroll.

Thank Leon L
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

It is interesting and there are some very interesting and historic buildings around the square and worth a short visit.

Thank Oldjack
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

The Palace of the Generalitat of Catalonia and the City Hall are located on this plaza. It is located at the centre of the old Roman settlement. The plaza is named after the Church of Sant Jaume which dated to medieval times but was demolished...More

Thank Dan L
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

A lovely little square with beautiful architecture. It now has government buildings including City Hall and Palace of the Generalitat of Catalonia. Nice area to stroll along.

Thank FromToronto123
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

This is a small square, surrounded by some shops, restaurants and government buildings. Not much was going on when I passed by. Some basic nativity decorations were up since it was December.

Thank jchong
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

When this place is best, when there is Diada Castellera, at "Las Fiestas de la Mercé". You have to arrive at 12 or even early

Thank Pelias M
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

We walked through this area and into Placa de Sant Jaume. Nice square. Sometimes they have things going on here as it's a decent size. On this day there was a speaker here

Thank wasntme58
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