"Placa del Pi and Placa de Sant Josep Oriol" Santa Maria del Pi Tip by sue_stone

Santa Maria del Pi, Barcelona: 11 reviews and 25 photos

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Close to La Rambla, just at the end of Carrer de Petritxol, you will find two lovely adjoining squares - Placa del Pi and Placa de Sant Josep Oriol. Both the squares are looked over by the Esglesia de Santa Maria del Pi, which fronts onto Placa del Pi.

Placa del Pi is home to a large pine tree, like one that existed there when the square was first built, and this is what gave it its name. The buildings in the square are nice - one in particular has an interesting decorated façade with what looks like angels dancing with ribbons. Last time we visited the square was filled with a small food market.

Neighbouring Placa de Sant Josep Oriol is a great place to relax - there are several cafes here making it prime people watching territory. The square is named after Saint Sant Josep Oriol who is buried there. Each weekend the square is home to an art market, and there are sometimes concerts in the afternoons.

Address: Barri Gotic
Directions: Nearest metro: Liceu

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 27, 2007
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