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Plaça Reial Grand square with Gaudí Lampposts

Grand Plaza built on the site of former monastery in 1835. Known for its nightlife, restaurants & Antoni Gaudí lampposts. Nearby attractions & area map

Updated: Mar 6, 2023 by: Barcelona Travel Hacks Views: 1.4k

About Plaça Reial Grand square with Gaudí Lamp posts

The original building on the site was the Capuchin convent of Santa Madrona, which was demolished in 1835.

In 1848 architect Francesc Daniel Molina i Casamajó was commissioned to build the Plaça Reial square by the city of Barcelona. The many terraces, central fountain, galleries of arches, and the palm trees give the pedestrianised square a typical Spanish atmosphere.

In the middle of Plaça Reial is a fountain with two special lampposts (Font de les Tres Gracies). These lampposts were designed by Antoni Gaudí in the early years of his career and were his first commission for the city of Barcelona

Visiting Plaça Reial Grand square with Gaudí Lamp posts

Today the plaza is known for its large number of restaurants and bars with outside terrace dining surrounded by palace like buildings which give the square a chilled Mediterranean vibe during the day.

At night time the square turns into a party goers zone with some of the city's most famous nightclubs, including Sidecar, Jamboree, and Karma located in basement clubs as well as the Pipa club cocktail bar. There are also some hostels and hotels in Plaza Reial.

During the summer for La Merce festival in September, a temporary stage is built in Plaça Reial for concerts.

What to take with you for Plaça Reial Grand square with Gaudí Lamp posts

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.

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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.

Getting to Plaça Reial Grand square with Gaudí Lamp posts

Address: Plaça Reial, Barcelona. 08002

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

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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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