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Plaza de Cataluna

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Address: 08206 Barcelona, Spain
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Nice place to relax, and shop

This is a nice square with lots of shops, and a good place to relax and enjoy the city. It's also centrally located, so if you like to wander you will probably run into this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a nice square with lots of shops, and a good place to relax and enjoy the city. It's also centrally located, so if you like to wander you will probably run into this place eventually

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Bialystok, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When I recall Plaza de Cataluna I think ... pigeons! I was so shocked there were so many of them. Plaza de Cataluna is good waypoint - there La Rambla begins and you can go from this metro station to many important places: Sagrada Familia, Comp Nou or Port Vuell.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One can notice straight away that this place is a famous tourist attraction. It was absolutely packed. Some nice buildings and architecture around, but besides that, just another square in Barcelona.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful square, near plenty of shops, beautiful buildings and fountains. There is a change for metro, train and bus

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a must see in Barcelona, there's always a ton going on and there are free guided walking tours leaving from the center every morning. Beware of pickpockets while walking around as it is such a touristy destination!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This plaza is a great central meeting point, It has everything, buses, trains, taxis, cafes, restaurants & shops. Doesn't mater which direction you go, you'll find something to see & do. Only negative was lots of strewn rubbish, beggars & shady Africans watching people.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very centrally located big square, which most people would pass going to La Rambla. There's a decent fountain in the square and also some street shows, but other than that - it's just a big square.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Placa Catalunya is more of a hub than an attraction. From here you can access most ares of the City and further afield. The Metro lines cross here so you can easily hop onto another line or get a connection to RENFE, the buses (both local and tourist) stop around the outer edges of the square so if you need... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Crossing of many rows, shopping district, many excursions starts there, also from there you can go to Monserrat monastery

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a great experience to feed the doves, you can buy a food from the stands around. The doves will alight on your hand which is unforgettable, especially for kids.

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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 musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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