Placa de Sant Josep Oriol
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The area
Neighbourhood: Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
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.
How to get there
  • Liceu • 2 min walk
  • Jaume I • 5 min walk
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George S
Miami Beach, FL1,008 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Nothing that special about this small square in the Gothic Quarter other than some restaurants and musicians in the evening. No greenery here nor even a photo op.
Written 13 October 2022
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,60,530 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol is a small public square in the Gothic Quarter. The square is busy with cafes, restaurants and entertainers. Much like the adjacent Plaça del Pi, you’ll likely be passing this square on the way to Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi. It’s just like any public square and there’s nothing special about it, there’s no real reason to specifically visit it.
Written 16 July 2019
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia41,722 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
We happened upon this square by chance. Unfortunately nothing much was going on during our visit. There are a few cafes and restaurants in the general area and you can have a drink or a meal in relative peace and quiet. Apparently lots of buskers and artists frequent this area and it becomes quite lively at certain times. The church Església de Santa Maria del Pi, is quite beautiful and is worth visiting too.
Written 21 May 2019
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland28,069 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
This small square next to Plaza del Pi is known for the weekend art market on Saturdays.

On other days, you can visit the art boutiques and shops. Also, the church of Santa Maria del Pi is located next to the square.
Written 11 May 2019
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dlhsandiego
San Diego, CA69 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
I happened upon this plaza by accident but what a happy one! Saturday evening wandering around I found this Gothic Cathedral, The sanctuary was open so I went inside and admired the incredible statues of the Saints. Carved, gilded, some with fabric clothing, fascinating. What really captured me were the giant papier mache figures of historical figures. I heard music and went outside to find a little parade happening with two of these figures dancing around! It was a Sant Josef Oriol festival! They proceeded to come inside and move the figures from their alcoves into the church.
The next day I had to go back and there certainly was a festival happening, there must have been 20 or these giant costumes, musicians, acrobats...amazing!
I visited the local art market in this same square and bought a lovely painting from an artist named Lola Albellan.
Written 26 March 2019
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK6,13,193 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
Placa De Sant Josep Oriol is yet another beautiful plaza located in the magnificent Gothic Quarter ( Barri Gótic ) .
The plaza is dominated by the beautiful Basilica Santa Maria Del Pi ( St Mary Of The Pine ) and is a square that is boarded on all sides by stunning architecture and has some really good cafes and restaurants not just in the plaza but in streets leading into this square,there's also a lively market and exhibition area near Placa De Sant Josef Oriol .
A wonderful evocative plaza in an amazing area and most definitely well worth checking out.
Written 8 October 2018
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China10,108 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
This small square is in the Gothic quarter right next to an old church. A bit less crowded than other major tourist sites, it is a good place to have a rest.
Written 5 June 2018
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barbarasM878TR
LaSalle, Canada9 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
This place was exactly as shown and our host DELPHINE was FANTASTIC. Friendly, helpful and even provided a bottle of champagne. The room was very spacious, clean and overlooked the Placa with an old church and surrounding shops for scenery. We dined at the Tapas bar next door and the food n drink were tasty and inexpensive. This was a 3-4 minute walk to Las Rambla. Great location. Ver reasonably priced. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Written 26 May 2018
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adalbert3
Newport Beach, CA5,335 contributions
Feb 2018 • Family
Artists show their wares on weekends in this small plaza next to Santa Maria del Pi. For me, it is these modest squares away from the masses where one gets a better flavor for the real Barcelona. There are cafes that line the plaza, but for us the attraction was the various artists and their work.
Written 13 May 2018
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BigHugh51
Adelaide, Australia3,648 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
We had cause to pass through this small square in central Barcelona several time during our most recent stay in the city. On each occasion, the square was dirty and un-kept. There was litter everywhere.
It was also occupied by a number of individuals who appeared to be somewhat menacing in their demeanour. It was not feel like a pleasant nor safe place for us to be. Hence, we passed through as quickly as we could.
Not really a great deal to see here other than the basilica of Santa Maria del Pi.
Written 10 September 2017
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