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Placa del Rei, s/n, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This square is nicely camouflaged by buildings, so we stumbled on it -- literally -- during an amble through the Gothic Quarter during Easter weekend. As an architecture buff, I was delighted to see the well-preserved Medieval structures, from the former royal palace at the...More

Thank Rumples
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Catalan medieval splendour shines out today in the Placa del Rei,one of the best enclaves of the Gothic Quarter.It is overlooked by the Palau Reial Major,with its Renaissance flight of steps and the Salo del Tinell,the Palau del Lloctinent and the sober royal chapel of...More

Thank veraremzhina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to music concert at this historic sight on pau Casals day. Th concert was a wonderful one with various groups of students playing Casals music c. The site was next to the cathedral in the shadow of the cathedral

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Placa del Rei located inside Gothic Quarter has historical significance upon Colombus successful return from North America. The medieval structures around the square are more impressive at night time with the illumination being lid up.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These buildings are very beautiful at night with the moonlight shining down on them and the glow of the street lights. We went for a walk through the Gothic Quarter one evening and came upon them. They are very old historic buildings and make good...More

Thank JameAndDare
Reviewed 9 May 2018

The King's Square is located in the Gothic Quarter and is Placa del Rei is surrounded by historical medieval buildings. The square is associated with Christopher Columbus who is thought to have been received here by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella on his return from...More

Thank Petru V
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Take a guide to the significance of these steps. These are the steps Colombus returned after discovering North America and was greeted by the king. He stayed some time in this castle.

Thank cohiba737
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

We tripped upon this square and needed a rest. We sat down for a drink and tapas. Little did we know the history that came with where we were sitting. This is the Palace where Columbus was commissioned by the King to find the Americas...More

Thank Cheryl J
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Placa del Rei (place of the king) is part of of Barrio Gotico and always worth a visit. You will see a beautifull Gothic Neighborhood already on your way to the placa. And the place itself is surrounded by lots of history besides its own.

Thank Mario S
Reviewed 31 December 2017

This is the underbelly of old-time Barcelona, The ruins and remains of Iberian and Roman life in the center of town. Well done with interesting features documented and an insight into life here 2000 years ago. I enjoyed the laundry and cloth dye facilities pus...More

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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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