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Placa Sant Jaume, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the square during La Merce festival (around 24 Sep) to see the light projection show but we're also able to see live dancers performing here. It was not too crowded and everyone very friendly coming together to sit down and watch. However without...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank nudeood
Reviewed 17 July 2019

The Plaça de Sant Jaume is a public square at the centre of the Old City of Barcelona . The Palau De La Generalitat De Catalunya and City Hall are both located here. This is a very busy square. Although there are plenty of shops,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 10 July 2019 via mobile

Really loved the opening where the Plaza is, and the beautiful city hall. Great place to wonder around in the heart of the Gothic Quarters.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank SteveRainville99
Reviewed 27 June 2019 via mobile

Strolled Through this beautiful clean square after dinner this evening. It’s clean and charming ..as is the whole neighborhood. Enjoyed strolling all around here.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank drmader
Reviewed 16 June 2019

It was remarkable to stop by in this square as part of our Barri Gothic walk coming from Placa dei Rei. The architecture is very elegant to start with and the Placa hosts the town hall & the Palau de la Generalitat with ongoing political...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank KrisCini
Reviewed 13 May 2019

Placa de Sant Jaume is a square which may be exciting at certain times, however there was nothing exceptional going on at the time of our visit. There are several shops there, including cafes and the like, but not much else. The square is completely...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 6 March 2019

The most enviably attractive aspect is the shared (yet perhaps underlying and, most pleasantly understated, competitive) attitude of the participating groups from many if not all of the districts of the city. The parade of the giants (= towering figures carried by a single person,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SignorMaRcOpOlO
Reviewed 19 January 2019

This is a large open square in the gothic Quarter of Barcelona, the square is surrounded by imposing buildings and close to the gothic bridge, when i was there in December there was a large nativity display and Christmas tree in residence Well worth including...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 29 December 2018

This large square houses both the City Hall and the Palau la Generalitat along with a couple of shops. The buildings are rather plain and there's nothing else there so not the most interesting of places you'll come across.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jordanellie41
Reviewed 19 November 2018

The Placa de Sant Jaume is a historical square in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. This square is former town center of the roman City of Barcino. This majestic square is the administrative heart of Catalonia and houses the City Hall and the Palau de...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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
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