The best plazas in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter.
1. Placa del Rei
A pleasant, quiet square right in the middle of all the action. Often has buskers.
2. Placa Reial
Barcelona's most famous plaza. Features Gaudi's oldest known work (the lampposts). Great spot for a beer as the sun goes down.
3. Placa Sant Jaume
Barcelona's brain - this plaza is host to the town hall and the Catalan government building.
4. Placa de la Merce
The grandiose Basilica de la Merce sits in this plaza near the seafront.
5. Placa de la Seu
The square in front of Barcelona's cathedral. The Sardana dancing takes place here every Sunday at noon.
6. Placa de Sant Just
A small plaza in the Ramblas back streets. Good place for a quiet coffee.
7. Placa de Sant Felip Neri
Interesting shaded plaza with bullet holes on the wall, which were sustained during the Spanish Civil War.
8. Placa del PiHome to the Santa Maria del Pi church.
9. Placa de Ramon Berenguer el GranThis plaza, on Via Laetana, offers a different view of the cathedral. On the other side of the road starts the La Ribera district, making this a good orientation point for your Barcelona explorations.
10. Placa del RegomirRoman ruins can be seen in this plaza.