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Plaza Reial Grand square with Gaudi Lamp posts

Grand Plaza built on the site of former monastery in 1835. Known for its nightlife, restaurants and Antoni Gaudi lamp posts.

Updated: Sep 16, 2021

by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

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About Plaza Reial Grand square with Gaudi Lamp posts

The original building on the site was the Capuchin convent of Santa Madrona, which was demolished in 1835. Plaza Reial was then designed by Francesc Daniel Molina i Casamajo later in the 19th century. Antoni Gaudi recieved one of his first commissions as an architect to design the lamp posts for plaza Reial.


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Visiting Plaza Reial Grand square with Gaudi Lamp posts

Today the plaza is known for its large number of restaurants with outside terrace dining and some of the city's most famous nightclubs, including Sidecar, Jamboree, and Karma. There are also some hostels and hotels in Plaza Reial.

During the summer La Merce festival in September a temprary stage is built for concerts.


Accessibility, mobility & Clothing for Plaza Reial Grand square

This is a public square open 24x7 with no access restrictions except when the square is used for special events.

Bicycle anchorage points in plaza Reial but bicycles in this part of town have a high probability of being stolen so do not take your eyes off it.

Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult Zone 1 T-casual FREE Child T-familiar FREE Notes Public Square.

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Getting to Plaza Reial Grand square with Gaudi Lamp posts

Address: Plaza Reial, Barcelona. 08002

Nearest TMB METRO is Drasanes or Liceo, Both on the green (L3) Line.

Warning: This part of Barcelona suffers from pick pocket thieves so ensure all zips and flaps on bags are done up and keep an eye on your belongings at all times. Thieves ride past on bicycles to steal off of tables or out of hands, Or are disguised as beggers so be extra vigilant. At night time the narrow alleys at the back of Plaza Reial are where the thieves and drug sellers hang out so avoid if alone at night.

Public Transport Guide

Documents for Plaza Reial Grand square with Gaudi Lamp posts

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Street Map Las Ramblas Area

Author: Barcelona Travel Hacks

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Metro Map Drassanes

Author: www.tmb.cat

Wikiloc Trail for Plaza Reial Grand square with Gaudi Lamp posts

BCN11 - Palau Guell, Las Ramblas, Plaza Reial, plaza Catalunya

A city walk in Las Ramblas area of Barcelona via Palau Guell, Plaza Reial, Liceo Theatre, La Boqueria Sant Josep food market, las Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya

Distance: 2.22 Km

Difficulty: Easy

Return Travel Fare: T-Casual Zone 1

Transport Network: Barcelona Metro

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