"Plaša Sant Jaume" Plaša Sant Jaume Tip by Elisabcn

Plaša Sant Jaume, Barcelona: 14 reviews and 31 photos

  Sant Jaume Square
by Elisabcn

This square, reminiscent of an Italian piazza, is the political centre of Barcelona. The ancient Barcelona was founded excatly here (on Mons Taber, they built the roman forum here) and nowadays we can find the two political powers: the Generalitat (or the seat of the Catalan Autonomous Government) and the Town Hall.
You might find strange this big square in the middle of the narrow streets of the Barri G˛tic. This is a result of a "desamortitzaciˇ" (destruction of a lot of houses) in 1823 to build this square and the Princesa and Ferran streets.
Sant Jaume Square has this name in honour of a little church dedicated to Sant Jaume that was exactly here

Address: Plaša Sant Jaume
Directions: Barri G˛tic
Phone: +34 972 87 00 01
Website: http://www.dhouse.cat

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  • Written Jun 21, 2007
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