Barcelona 2014 - Placa Reial
Another big attraction along La Rambla is Placa Reial - the Royal Plaza. Apparently it was originally the site of an old Capuchin monastery that was burnt down in 1835. The city acquired the site with the intention of building a theater, but later changed their mind and developed a square instead. It was a wise decision, as this is a really beautiful square surrounded by neo-Classical buildings and filled with majestic palm trees.
The buildings surrounding the square are all 5-storey tall and arcaded. These arcades are perfect for cafes, restaurants and bars.