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The first job the town hall gave gaudí

In one of Barcelona’s emblematic plazas lies one of Gaudi’s first works, which goes highly unnoticed: the streetlights or streetlamps! After completing these, Gaudí found more work, like the renovation of the Consell de Cent (Council of One Hundred) chamber that few are familiar with, among others.

Yes, you are a curious traveler like me, so try to locate these beautiful streetlamps of almost martian-like design in the middle of the Plaza Real. The plaza presents a unique spot, full of life with countless restaurants, bars, terraces and even a beautiful fountain in the center. However, in my opinion, the most impressive sites are the incredible streetlamps which they later replicated in another of Barcelona’s interesting plaza, the Plaza del Palau. The two plazas are not very far from each other and can make for an interesting walk to see these modern designs.

The steetlamps are so beautiful and original that they’ll grab your attention at any hour of the day, but it's at night when their splendor really comes out, once they're lit up in front of a dark background ;-)

Note: the Plaza Real is a heavily photographed and attracts great allure. I've seen many advertisements shot there recently. It's a place where you’ll find a great atmosphere for chatting with tourists and locals alike, all under the attentive watch of the precious streetlamps.
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Always something happening

A legendary square in the heart of Barcelona. With palm trees and cafés on all sides, Plaza Real is a very pleasant square to relax in after visiting the Gothic neighborhood around it.

It is about a hundred meters away from Las Ramblas. You can still hear the noises, you see the people passing by, you look at the street artists imitating football stars or doing magic tricks to make a living during a Catalan summer.

It is squared and the corners get packed with people, according to the direction of the sun at the hottest time of the day. Once the sun sets, it gets lively into the late hours of the night. It has a lovely fountain in the center, called Tres Gracias fountains. The streetlamps(fanals in Catalan) are Antoni Gaudí's. It is a rather touristic place and the restaurants around are usually expensive. There is a flamenco show every night in one of them, for 8€, a little too short according to me. But there is always something going on in the square, an open air exhibition, a show, a play, even mariachi music since the square is twinned with the Garibaldi one in Mexico D.F.
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The heart of the gothic quarter

One of the must-see sights when you go to Barcelona is Plaza Real. There are many reasons for this, but one of them is its location, just a few meters away from la Rambla. This rectangular platform serves as a meeting point and break area for many people, for its central location and its popularity.

In the center there is the fountain called Tres Gracias, where many take a break after a good day, walk around, or have a drink to warm their body up before a nice party in one of neighboring clubs and bars.

The terraces around the square are perfect for a dinner in the pure style of traditional middle-aged tourism. The best is to use the square as a meeting point or a pretext to get to know people, especially at night. It is decorated by real palm trees giving a tropical aspect, and it has streetlights designed by Gaudí.

Being there is feeling the heart of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, an essential and multicultural sensation.
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Meeting point

It is one of the most original and pictorial spots of Barcelona. Of squared shape and surrounded by buildings with porches, this square is a meeting point for artists and bohemians. Some famous Catalan singer-songwriters even live in some of the flats on the square.

The square has many aspects we should highlight:

- The touristic aspect. There are all types of bars and restaurants. One of them in particular, the Mamasita chain, has become a typical picture of the place because of the constant line there is to get in.

- Then it is also a concentration point for tramps and beggars.

- Finally as there are many "tablaos flamencos" and concert places around, you have to pass by the square on your way to those places.
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My favorite

I must admit that of all squares in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona this one is my favorite. The place, enclosed on all sides by stunning multiple-floored buildings, dates back from the mid 19th century. Distinguished and elegant, with the shadows of towering palm trees, Plaza Real is dotted with restaurants extending their terrace in the deep galleries.
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Very close to the ramblas

Halfway up the Ramblas, to the east, we found this place, with its tall palms us to a colonial city in Cuba and Colombia. Maybe that's why is twinned with Plaza Garibaldi in Mexico City. The confusion by changing style looks streetlights agrabado by Gaudi, one of his first assignments, but still seem Martian lampposts. A good place to take a break on our way walking the Ramblas.

Muy cerca de las ramblas

A media altura de las Ramblas, hacia el este, encontramos esta plaza, que con sus altas palmeras nos traslada a una ciudad colonial de Cuba o Colombia. Quizás por eso está hermanada con la Plaza Garibaldi de Ciudad de México.
El desconcierto por el cambio de estilo se ve agrabado por las farolas de Gaudí, uno de sus primeros encargos, pero aún así parecen unas farolas marcianas.

Una buena plaza para hacer un alto en nuestro camino recorriendo las Ramblas.
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A mythical place of the heart of barc...

A mythical place of the heart of Barcelona. With its palm trees, all the cafes that surround the real royal plaza or square is a nice place to relax after visiting the Gothic district, the Gothic neighborhood that surrounds it. It is a hundred meters from the Rambla. We still hear the noise, we see people go, street artists who imitate the stars of the team Barca or make any magic for a living time was a Catalan. The site is rectangular, and the ends are filled according to the orientation of the sun during the hottest hours we seek shade. Once the sun gone, the place comes alive late into the night. She has a beautiful fountain in the middle, the Fountain of Three Graces. The Fanals these quirky lamps are signed Antoni Gaudí. This is a fairly touristy place and restaurants around are not given. There is a flamenco show every night in one of them for 8 euros, a bit short for my taste. But there is always something on the spot, one outdoor exhibition, a show, a drama, and even the Mexican mariachi music, as the place is twinned with the Garibaldi square of Mexico City.

Une place mythique du cœur de Barcelone. Avec ses palmiers, tous les cafés qui l´entourent, la plaza real ou place royale est une place agréable pour se reposer après avoir visité le barrio gótico, le quartier gothique qui l´entoure. On est à cent mètres de la Rambla. On en entend encore le bruit, on voir les gens passer, les artistes de rues qui imitent les stars de l´équipe du Barca ou font des tous de magie pour gagner leur vie le temps d´une été catalan.

La place est rectangulaire, et les extrémités se remplissent selon l´orientation du soleil, aux heures les plus chaudes on cherche l´ombre. Une fois le soleil parti, la place s´anime jusque tard dans la nuit. Elle a une belle fontaine en son centre, la fontaine des trois grâces. Les fanals, ces excentriques lampadaires, sont signés Antoni Gaudí.

C´est un endroit relativement touristique et les restaurants autour ne sont pas donnés. Il y a un spectacle de flamenco tous les soirs dans l´un d´entre eux, pour 8 euros, un peu court à mon goût. Mais il se passe toujours quelque chose sur la place, une exposition en plein air, un spectacle, un drame, et même de la musique mariachi mexicaine, car la place est jumelée avec la place Garibaldi de México City.
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Plaça reial is a beautiful square sur...

Plaça Reial is a beautiful square surrounded by the Rambla and Columbus Street. The classic architecture gives it a look of St Mark Square (Venice) miniature and we return in the eighteenth century, at a time when the nobles and bourgeois used to attend instead. Located under the arcades of the square, cafes and restaurants to host a rococo chic clientele during the day. At nightfall, ruffed youth invaded the scene and after an aperitif in full sitting area on the edge of the fountain, she goes in a bar or nightclub that litter the place. It is one of the must places to socialize in the Catalan capital.

La Plaça Reial est une place magnifique encadrée par la Rambla et la rue Colomb. L’architecture classique lui donne une allure de Place St Marc (Venise) miniature et nous renvoi en plein XVIIIème siècle, à l’époque où les nobles et bourgeois avait l’habitude de fréquenté la place. Situés sous les arcades de la place, les nombreux cafés et restaurants au style rococo accueillent une clientèle chic durant la journée. A la nuit tombée, la jeunesse huppée envahie les lieux et après avoir pris un apéritif en pleine aire assis sur les bords de la fontaine, elle se rend dans un des bars ou boite de nuit qui jonche la place. Il s’agit d’un des endroits incontournable pour faire des rencontres dans la capitale Catalane.
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Plaça reial, in my opinion, the most ...

Plaça Reial, in my opinion, the most beautiful city. Close to the Rambla dels Caputxins, in the Gothic Quarter, the medieval heart of the city, it surprises and charms the visitor. It dates from the nineteenth century and was built on the site of a former convent. Its small fountain, palm trees, neoclassical facades and numerous bars and restaurants make it an ideal place for tourists. For the record, streetlights, very elegant, were made by Gaudi. It is very pleasant to stop for a moment and let yourself be captivated by its charms. Discover there both day and night. To get there by subway: stop Liceu on line L3.

La Plaça Reial est, selon moi, la plus belle de la ville. Proche de la Rambla dels Caputxins, au sein du quartier gothique, cœur médiéval de la ville, elle surprend et charme le visiteur. Elle date du XIXème siècle et a été construite sur le site d'un ancien couvent. Sa petite fontaine centrale, ses palmiers, ses façades néoclassiques et ses nombreux bars et restaurants en font un endroit privilégié des touristes. Pour l'anecdote, les réverbères, très élégants, furent réalisés par Gaudi.
Il est très agréable de s'y arrêter un instant et de se laisser envoûter par ses charmes. Découvrez là à la fois le jour et la nuit.

Pour y accéder par métro : Arrêt Liceu sur la ligne L3.
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The royal square

It is at first a very nice place, but there are lingering in some we discover that it is also a place full of life, breathing Spain and good humor. Place square with a central fountain, palm trees all around and of course many bars and restaurants, more friendly to each other all terraces. Take the time to stroll around the Plaza Reial, Barcelona feel the atmosphere of people watching, sitting on the terrace of a bar to drink sangria and getting drunk all this animation. The square is the heart of Las Ramblas and is very representative of the district. This is really a favorite!

La place royale

C'est au premier abord une très jolie place mais en s'y attardant quelque peu on découvre que c'est également un endroit plein de vie, qui respire l'Espagne et la bonne humeur.
Place carrée avec une fontaine au centre, des palmiers tout autour et bien sûr de nombreux bars et restaurants, des terrasses toutes plus sympathique les unes que les autres.
Il faut prendre le temps de flâner autour de la Plaza Reial, de sentir l'ambiance barcelonaise, d'observer les gens, de s'asseoir à la terrasse d'un bar pour boire une sangria et s’enivrer de toute cette animation.
La place est au cœur des Ramblas et est très représentative du quartier. C'est vraiment un coup de coeur!
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Royal place

Located in the heart of Barcelona, ​​close to Las Ramblas, Plaça Reial is one of the most famous of the city, and one of the most remarkable, too. Built in the mid-nineteenth century, it eerily visitors the Plaza Mayor of Madrid, just as remarkable! We love the ambiance of this small place, removed from the wild lively Ramblas, with its palm trees that give it a little exotic air, many of the cafes tend to embrace us with their tasty tapas. Also do not miss the lampposts, Gaudi, which gives a special charm to the place, once at night.

Place royale

Située en plein coeur de Barcelone, à deux pas des Ramblas, la plaça Reial est l'une des plus connues de la ville, et l'une des plus remarquables, aussi.
Bâtie au milieu du XIXème siècle, elle rappelle étrangement au visiteur la plaza Mayor de Madrid, tout aussi remarquable ! On aime beaucoup l'ambiance qui se dégage de cette petite place, retirée de la folle animation des Ramblas, avec ses palmiers qui lui confèrent un petit air exotique, les nombreuses de terrasses de café qui nous tendent les bras avec leur tapas appétissantes. Ne pas manquer également les lampadaires, oeuvres de Gaudi, qui donnent un charme tout particulier à la place, une fois la nuit tombée.
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Another mythical place of barcelona

Plaza Real is located near the main Rambla, accessible from the Plaça de Catalunya and the Gothic Quarter to one hundred meters. The site is rectangular in shape with arcades under which there are many stylish bars and restaurants. There are palm trees and a fountain in the center, which provides more shade a touch of freshness, pleasant summer. There is always entertainment on site at any time of the day. In the evening, the Barcelona youth found there to go in the evening in the center of the old town.

Une autre place mythique de barcelone

La Plaza Real est située à proximité de la Rambla principale, accessible depuis la Plaça de Catalunya ou le quartier Gothique à une centaine de mètres. La place est de forme rectangulaire avec des arcades sous lesquelles se trouvent de nombreux bars et restaurants chics. On y trouve des palmiers et une fontaine en son centre, qui apporte en plus de l'ombre une touche de fraîcheur, agréable l'été. Il y a toujours de l'animation sur la place à toute heure de la journée. Le soir, la jeunesse barcelonaise s'y retrouve pour partir en soirée dans le centre de la vieille ville.
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The plaça reial

Plaça Reial Barcelona is a must. It remains one of our favorite places for several reasons. Location (ideally located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter) and animation. Here, there are many tourists and Barcelona that often a small craft market complements the decor. For once, there is more original than other markets similar creations. And the rest of the time, as the night is still very much alive and allow to fully absorb the typical atmosphere of Barcelona.

La plaça reial

La Plaça Reial est un incontournable de Barcelone. Elle reste l'un de nos lieux préférés pour plusieurs raisons. Son emplacement (idéalement située au cœur du quartier gothique) et son animation. Ici, on trouve autant de Barcelonais que de touristes et souvent un petit marché artisanal vient compléter le décors. Pour une fois, on y trouve des créations plus originales que sur les autres marchés du même genre. Et le reste du temps, comme le soir, elle est toujours très vivante et permets de bien s'imprégner de l'ambiance typique de Barcelone.
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Located in the heart of the catalan c...

Located in the heart of the Catalan capital, on Spain's Costa Brava, the "Royal" instead (or "Plaça Reial" in Catalan) is one of the many places that dot the historic city center of Barcelona. The fountain in the center offers refreshing spray, which can be observed safely magnificent walls and arches that surround this famous place with lampadères were designed by Gaudi, which is home to many restaurants Tapas!

Située en plein coeur de la capitale Catalane, sur la Costa Brava espagnole, la place "Royale" (ou "Plaça Reial" en Catalan) est l'une des nombreuses places qui constellent le centre-ville historique de Barcelone.
La fontaine placée au centre offre de rafraichissants embruns, ce qui permet d'observer en toute tranquillité les magnifiques murs et arcades qui entourent cette fameuse place dont les lampadères ont été dessinés par Gaudi, et qui accueille de nombreux restaurants à Tapas !
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A few steps from the rembla the "plaz...

A few steps from the Rembla the "Plaza" Reial looks, because of its architecture, a giant patio: The arches, palm trees and a fountain in its center. You can even stay there as many youth hostels are located all around the place. No doubt you are in the heart of Barcelona's life since, in addition to Rembla the "Plaza" Reial is busy from morning to night and from night to morning where locals and tourists mingle. With a little luck, you can chat with the artists, giving a "bohemian" side of this "giant patio" ...

A deux pas de la Rembla, la "Plaça" Reial ressemble, de part son architecture, à un patio géant : Les arcades, les palmiers et une fontaine en son centre. Vous pouvez même y séjourner puisque plusieurs auberges de jeunesse se sont implantées tout autour de la place. Pas de doute, vous êtes en plein cœur de la vie barcelonaise puisque, en plus de la Rembla, la "Plaça" Reial est très animée, du matin au soir et du soir au matin où touristes et locaux se mélangent. Avec un peu de chance, vous pourrez converser avec les artistes, donnant un côté "bohème" à ce "patio géant"...
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Information about Plaça Reial

Plaça Reial Address
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Plaça Reial Website
http://www.barcelonaturisme.com/wv3/es/page/1248/.html
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