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Gaudi Barcelona: Placa Reial (Plaza Real)
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Gaudi Lampost, Placa Reial, Barcelona

Not the most exciting of Gaudi's achievements, but Placa Reial (this is the Catalan name for it; in Spanish it is Plaza Real) should be an essential part of your tour of Barcelona anyway, regardless of Gaudi's involvement, so it is a good place to start our tour.

Walking up Las Ramblas from the sea front, Placa Reial can be found through an alleyway on your right hand side, about one third of the way up Barcelona's most famous street.

Gaudi's influence on this palm tree-lined plaza extends no further than the lampposts, but with hotels, restaurants, nightclubs and outdoor cafes maintaining a constant buzz in this plaza day and night, you will come back again and again.

Placa Reial is one step down from Las Ramblas on the list of Barcelona tourist traps and is only 30 seconds away from it, making it the perfect escape from the hustle of Barcelona's most famous street.

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Gaudi Trail in Barcelona

  1. Placa Reial (Plaza Real)
  2. Casa Batllo
  3. La Pedrera (Casa Milo)
  4. La Sagrada Familia
  5. La Sagrada Familia - Up Close
  6. Parc Guell

Walking Tour of Modernist Barcelona

This walking tour of Barcelona takes you to the major modernist architecture in Barcelona, from the works of Gaudi to the likes of Domenach i Mutaner and Puig i Cadafalch.
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