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Walk around the plazas in Barcelona to know more about the city

By Buvaneshwari Gopinath - August 4, 2020
Barcelona City

For years and years, the people of Barcelona have enjoyed their lives outside their homes. To them, the city centre or square or plaza is always the favourite hangout spot. Their weekend is said to be incomplete without a trip to any of the plazas or squares in the city. Below is a list of these beautiful plazas and squares that are famous and always crowded in the city of Barcelona.

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List of Plazas in Barcelona

  1. Catalunya
  2. Sant Jaume
  3. De la Universitat
  4. Veradaguer
  5. Del Rei
  6. Glories

1. Catalunya

Plaza Catalunya is a busy square, the centre of everything you want to do in Barcelona. The plaza is located in central Barcelona. The massive structure occupies an area of about 50,000 square meters. It is especially known for its eye-catching fountains, statues and flocks of pigeons that gather in the centre. The plaza provides various services to its consumers. The visiting hours for Plaza Catalunya is from 8 am to 8:30 pm throughout the week.

Location: Plaça de Catalunya, 08002 Barcelona, Spain.

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2. Sant Jaume

Plaza Sant Jaume is a historical-cum-political centre in Barcelona where Catalan officials enter and exit every day. It is the focal point for hustle-bustle, roses and books stand on the day of Sant Jordi. Besides all this, the plaza has served as a venue for political protest. Plaza Sant Jaume is open only on Sundays for the public.

Location: Plaza Sant Jaume, 08002 Barcelona, Spain.

3. De la Universitat

Plaza de la Universitat is popular among the youth and wanderers of Barcelona. The Plaza’s evenly tiled grounds provide skaters and children with the best place to spend an afternoon. Plaza de la Universitat is a dormant plaza, it houses many peaceful cafes, bars where the locals and tourists hang out during the nightfall. The plaza is open 24 hours throughout the week.

Location: Plaza Universitat, 47002 Valladolid, Spain.

4. Veradaguer

Plaza Verdaguer is especially known for its huge sculpture of an owl, which is kept on top of the building. This grand building is located across the road in the middle of the traffic circle, is indeed a centre of attraction. The plaza has a long walking space lined with old trees that provide shade during day and company during the late hours of the night. Plaza Verdaguer is the seventh heaven for joggers and dog walkers. This plaza is open 24 hours throughout the week.

Location: Plaça de Mossèn Jacint Verdaguer, s/n, 08009, Barcelona, Spain.

5. Del Rei

Plaza del Rei is undoubtedly the most classic plazas in Barcelona. It is a hidden gem in the Gothic area. The place is beautifully designed in square shape and has a great atmosphere by night. It is one of the most charming sightseeing spots in the town. Every Friday, Plaza del Rei is open for the public to have fun and enjoy the music and dance. The plaza organizes concerts, dance workshops, theatrical performances and entertainment for children. The plaza is open 24 hours throughout the week.

Location: s/n, 08002 Barcelona, Spain.

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6. Glories

Few of the most crowded and busiest streets in the city of Barcelona are the Avinguda Diagonal, Avinguda Meridiana, and the Gran Via. All these streets come together at Plaza Glories. There is a Catalan structure that is beautifully designed and is an ease to the eyes.

Location: Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes,10, 08013, Spain.

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