Barcelona, a photo a day

Plaza Real


Plaça Reial (In Spanish Plaza Real, meaning “Royal Plaza”) is a square in the Barri Gòtic of Barcelona. It lies next to La Rambla and constitutes a well-known touristic attraction, especially at night. On the plaza are a large number of restaurants and some of the city’s most famous nightclubs including Sidecar, Jamboree or Karma. It is also known for its many outdoor venues and is a popular meeting place during the summer and the annual La Mercè festival in September, when open air concerts take place, and during other celebrations such as New Year’s Eve, often being very crowded.
The Plaça Reial was designed by Francesc Daniel Molina i Casamajó in the 19th century. The square is twinned with Plaza Garibaldi, in Mexico City. The lanterns there were designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, master of the Sagrada Familia.

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10 responses

  1. Fantastic image Rob, I think a lot of European cities seem to have a similar sort of scene, I remember something so alike in Venice.

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    July 4, 2012 at 12:27 pm

  2. VP

    This seems to be an amazing place…

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    July 3, 2012 at 6:27 pm

  3. My goodness, what a great place! Looks like something much more than just a “cafe.” I like the looks of it and I'll bet the ambience is wonderful!

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    July 3, 2012 at 5:30 pm

  4. Looks like a peaceful morning there, a beautiful place to enjoy a cappuccino!
    Léia

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    July 3, 2012 at 2:34 pm

  5. It certainly looks like a nice place to spend an afternoon!

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    July 3, 2012 at 1:56 pm

  6. Great view of the Plaza. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    July 3, 2012 at 11:10 am

  7. looks like a great place to relax and people-watch.

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    July 3, 2012 at 7:12 am

  8. It is only two months I was sitting there, I miss Barcelona:)

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    July 3, 2012 at 6:16 am

  9. Jim

    Beautiful.

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    July 3, 2012 at 5:34 am

  10. I would love some coffee here !

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    July 3, 2012 at 1:01 am