Barcelona Sights

Plaça de Catalunya

  • Pl. de Catalunya Map It
  • Eixample
  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Barcelona's main bus-and-metro hub is the frontier between the Old City and the post-1860 Eixample. Fountains and statuary, along with pigeons and backpackers in roughly equal numbers, make the Plaça de Catalunya an open space to scurry across on your way to somewhere quieter, shadier, and gentler on the senses. Across the street on the west side is Café Zurich, the classic Barcelona rendezvous point at the top of La Rambla, by the steps down to the metro. The block behind the Zurich, known as El Triangle, houses a collection of megastores, chief among them FNAC (for electronics, books, and music) and Massimo Dutti (for designer garb). Corte Inglés, the department store on the northeast side of the square, offers quality goods at decent prices—if you can get the attention of one of their famously indifferent salespeople.

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Pl. de Catalunya, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08002, Spain

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Published 08/18/2015

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