Plaza de Catalunya
Plaza de Catalunya
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Neighbourhood: Eixample
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognisable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognised architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
How to get there
  • Catalunya • 1 min walk
  • Urquinaona • 5 min walk
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  • phat_dawg_21
    Alpharetta, Georgia15,050 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Large park and gathering place
    This is a large park and gathering place at the top of Las Ramblas. It contains several fountains and a memorial, Pescador, dedicated to the area’s fishermen. From here you can walk Passeig de Gracia, with its many shops, restaurants, and cafes.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 17 July 2023
  • Life2Travel
    Charlotte, North Carolina1,623 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Busy square
    This busy square was a common meeting point for tours and you can pick up any of the hop-on and off busses (or purchase tickets) from here. Also the starting point of one end of Las Ramblas. Our hotel was nearby so we found ourselves here quite a bit.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 September 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,579 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Geographic Center
    The geographic center of the city, the L'Eixample on one side and the Ramblas on the other. The Metro lines come together here and there are lots of tourist buses including HopOn. We were here to visit El Corte Ingles which takes up one side of the square. Very large area.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 October 2023
  • Kati M
    London, United Kingdom1,619 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing square
    Beautiful buildings around the square. Bank of Ispania. LA Rambla start here. Famous kafe Zurikh is there. Metro station. To everywhere to Airport and trains around the city. Zara. English corner. Plaz with pijons.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 February 2024
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,579 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Largest Square, and in the Center of town
    The is where the Hop-On buses stop, but we came here to go to the big department store, which occupies an important corner of this huge square in the middle of town. The upper end of the Ramblas is here. Eixample starts here. Some grand buildings are around, and there is a huge Metro station underneath.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 April 2024
  • SuperTed19
    Madison, Wisconsin742 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    In the Middle of Everything
    As great as this plaza is for watching people, it is even better for watching pigeons. The flock easily numbers in the hundreds, but it would be no surprise to learn their numbers top 1,000. Being a transportation hub, getting to or from here by bus is straightforward. If walking Las Ramblas is on your itinerary, it is pretty much a foregone conclusion that you either start or end your walk here. If you have the time and the crowds - or flock! - isn’t too large, exploring the plaza is a nice way to spend 30-45 minutes.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 May 2024
  • Family5GetAway
    St. John's, Canada321 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    You will likely find yourself here more than once during your visit
    A very large and busy square, it is the hub where many of the main arteries of the city meet. Most noteworthy, it is at the end of Passeig de Gracia and the start of Las Ramblas. Surrounded by places to shop, bars, restaurants and hotels there is lots to see and do here. It is also the site of several fountains & sculptures. Unfortunately the emergency drought measures meant that none of the fountains were operational when we were there though. We passed through here many times during our trip and found it busy day and night.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 May 2024
  • Raintree_Thailand
    Bangkok, Thailand4,182 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Meeting point for folks of all stripes!
    Huge plaza (>5 hectares) at the north end of Las Ramblas. It is a congregating point for entertainment, street vendors, entertainers, and fun-seekers. The all-important Aerobus loads and unloads on the east side of the plaza.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 June 2024
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand4,182 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Huge plaza (>5 hectares) at the north end of Las Ramblas. It is a congregating point for entertainment, street vendors, entertainers, and fun-seekers. The all-important Aerobus loads and unloads on the east side of the plaza.
Written 15 June 2024
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joe-chicago-23
Chesterfield, MO1,236 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
You will likely be here during your visit. Las Ramblas ends here; Passeig de Gracia ends here; tourist buses end their routes here. The pigeons just stay here.
Written 31 May 2024
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Steve_of_N21
London, UK2,999 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
You will invariably visit this square anyway during your time in Barcelona as it sits at the meeting point for Las Ramblas, Passeig de Gràcia and Rambla de Catalunya and on the edge of the Gothic Quarter and is a major transport hub for the city’s busses, including the two Hop on Hop off Tourist busses that work the city.
Invariably very busy it is worth taking time to look at the Square (although ironically it is a circle, especially the middle section where you will walk through enormous flocks of pigeons) with its water fountains (sadly not in operation for our visit due to Barcelona’s water shortage), the strange monument dedicated to Francesc Macià and impressive architectural buildings such as the former Banco Espanol de Credito building.
Written 31 May 2024
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Diegote
Barcelona, Spain137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Nice place to start a walk through the streets of Barcelona. From there you can go to the famous Ramblas and start a nice adventure.
Written 19 May 2024
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Family5GetAway
St. John's, Canada321 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A very large and busy square, it is the hub where many of the main arteries of the city meet. Most noteworthy, it is at the end of Passeig de Gracia and the start of Las Ramblas. Surrounded by places to shop, bars, restaurants and hotels there is lots to see and do here. It is also the site of several fountains & sculptures. Unfortunately the emergency drought measures meant that none of the fountains were operational when we were there though. We passed through here many times during our trip and found it busy day and night.
Written 16 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

SuperTed19
Madison, WI742 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
As great as this plaza is for watching people, it is even better for watching pigeons. The flock easily numbers in the hundreds, but it would be no surprise to learn their numbers top 1,000.

Being a transportation hub, getting to or from here by bus is straightforward.

If walking Las Ramblas is on your itinerary, it is pretty much a foregone conclusion that you either start or end your walk here.

If you have the time and the crowds - or flock! - isn’t too large, exploring the plaza is a nice way to spend 30-45 minutes.
Written 14 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sheryl L
Minneapolis, MN36 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Barcelona is a city of plazas. This one
is one of the largest, and a transportation hub. It’s often crowded and there’s lots to do in the area.
Written 22 April 2024
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Lena R
Safety Harbor, FL58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
After a 15 day cruise with Celebrity, I spend a week at Barcelona and had a great time. Visiting museum, walking, eating paella and more. A week is not enough for all the things needed to be seen.
Written 17 April 2024
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,579 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The is where the Hop-On buses stop, but we came here to go to the big department store, which occupies an important corner of this huge square in the middle of town. The upper end of the Ramblas is here. Eixample starts here. Some grand buildings are around, and there is a huge Metro station underneath.
Written 7 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kati M
London, UK1,619 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Beautiful buildings around the square. Bank of Ispania. LA Rambla start here. Famous kafe Zurikh is there. Metro station. To everywhere to Airport and trains around the city. Zara. English corner. Plaz with pijons.
Written 27 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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