"Placa Catalunya" Plaça Catalunya Tip by sue_stone
Plaça Catalunya, Barcelona: 69 reviews and 141 photos
Marking the northern boundary of the Barri Gotic is Place Catalunya. This large square is the city's nerve centre, a hub for transport links and tourists.
It is the link between the old town and the new town and is the starting point for some of the main thoroughfares. La Rambla heads down hill from here and the grand Passeig de Gracia heads up through L'Eixample.
There are two pretty fountains at its northern end, and an interesting pond and sculpture at the southern end. The square is often filled with pigeons and street entertainers do a roaring trade here too.
Surrounding the square are some of the city's big department stores, such as El Corte Ingles, and the El Triangle shopping centre. For people watching, see if you can get one of the outside tables at the busy Café Zurich.
Address: Plaça Catalunya
Directions: Located in the Barri Gotic district
Nearest metro: Catalunya
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