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We stumbled upon this quiet little square on our way to somewhere else. We didn't know exactly where we were at first, but then we saw the pockmarks on the walls and realized we had read about this site. During the Spanish Civil War, Franco's...More
This square is truly a gem. It's tucked away from the busy Las Ramblas and offers a place to sit and relax. The church in this square played an important role in the civil war and the marks of those times are still visible on...More
During the Spanish civil war, the square was the center of conflict and bombings! The shrapnel has destroyed part of the church's facade, and you can see this now, since they have left it as a reminder of the wounds and suffering Barcelona went through.
...for a few things: gateway to the old Jewish quarter, 17th century Baroque church the walls of which still bear the scars of the heavy bombardments endured during the Spanish Civil War and quite an odd museum - Museo de Calcat: the smallest in the...More
Beautiful tall trees, school children playing in the plaza and the walls left untouched to remind of the tragedy of war when they dropped two bombs, one to frighten the people into the street and the second to kill them. Sad but beautiful plaza and...More
The Placa Sant Felip Neri is a small public square in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. It's a very popular square for tour guides because one tragic night in 1938, the Nationalists bombed this square city killing 42 citizens. The damage from the bomb are...More
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local
musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.