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Plaça Sant Jaume

Plaça Sant Jaume Review

This central hub a couple of blocks east of the Cathedral is the site of Catalonia's government building, the Generalitat de Catalunya in the Palau de La Generalitat, and Barcelona's City Hall, the Casa de la Ciutat–Ayuntamiento de Barcelona. This was the site of the Roman forum 2,000 years ago, though subsequent construction filled the space with buildings. The square was cleared in the 1840s, but the two imposing (and often opposing) government buildings facing each other across it are much older.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Pl. Sant Jaume, Barri Gòtic, Barcelona, 08002 | Map It
  • Hours: Guided tours of the Ayuntamiento in English, weekends at 11 am; tours of the Generalitat, 2nd and 4th weekends every month 10:30 am–1 pm, by reservation only.
  • Website:
  • Metro Jaume I.
  • Location: The Barri Gòtic
Updated: 03-10-2014

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