"The Hub" Plaça Catalunya Tip by mikey_e

Plaça Catalunya, Barcelona: 69 reviews and 141 photos

  Plaça Catalunya
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The Plaça Catalunya is one of the central destinations for all tourists and residents of the city alike. It is a massive square and renovations on it were just completed in 2008. Just across from the northern edge of Les Rambles, it is most noticeable for its massive pigeon colony ? you?ll see lots of people who don?t appear to be afraid of bird flu and enjoy feeding the pigeons from their hands. It is also a major transit point, as this is where you can catch a bus to the airport, subways, FGC (Ferrocarriles de la Generalitat) trains or Rodalies (Catalan for Cercanias) trains. This isn?t the main station for all of Barcelona (that would be Sants), but is a major hub if you are looking to get around Catalunya and the suburbs of the city. The Plaça itself is ringed by a number of monuments in and of themselves ? huge office and commercial buildings that come from the city?s expansion days of the 19th century. However, there are also lots of modern structures, like the FNAC and Corte Inglés stores, which sadly do not help maintain the general character of the Eixample. The stone work of the Plaça itself is quite interesting with its black and grey tiling, and there are a number of statues and gardens all around for you to enjoy.

Address: Plaça Catalunya
Directions: Northwestern End Las Ramblas. Metro: Drassanes, Liceu, Catalunya

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 13, 2009
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