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Placa St Jaume, s/n, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
+34 934 02 70 00
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice plaza located in the middle of a lovely neighbourhood. Recent history is interesting. Another good stop on our walking tour of the city

Thank Cricketdad
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful plaza located in the wonderful and magnificent Gothic Quarter ( Barri Gótic ) . The square is home to City Hall and Palau De La Generalitat and the architecture in this square is absolutely amazing, we were here in September and...More

Thank 293neilk
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Place de Sant Jaume is the location of the Generalitat, the historic seat of an independent Catalonia. For this reason, it is often the setting for political demonstrations. Aside from this, it is a very beautiful place with elegant buildings

Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

2018 La Mercè festival! This was the central location of activities. Parades, performances, music! This is normally just a plain, quiet, square, but whenever there’s something going on in town, it seems to be here.

Thank bcriswel
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

This is an lovely square in the gothic quarter featuring two centuries old buildings sitting opposite each other which house the Barcelona and Catalonia governments. Casa de la Ciutat is the Barcelona city hall and was originally built in the 14th century. The building sits...More

Thank GoLeafs85
Reviewed 22 August 2018

I chanced upon this square while exploring the Gothic Quarter. Square is rather small, with many people passing by and not really a place to relax as no benches can be found. Two imposing buildings caught my attention, the grandeur City Hall and the Palau...More

Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed 21 August 2018

This is a very nice square in the old Barcelona, unfortunately pedestrians have to share it with cars and bikes. This was the very ancient center of Barcelona, even in Roman times, as here was to be found the Forum. Later a church was built...More

Thank 823milend
Reviewed 27 June 2018

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
Reviewed 16 June 2018

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.

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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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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