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. 


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