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30 Oct 2018
“Compared to other plaza's,it's average.”
21 Oct 2018
“Not the most exotic of Squares, and disappointingly has nothing there relating to dear old Eric Blair!”
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you want a little peace whilst exploring the Gothic quarter this Plaça is a little sun trap. There is a little play area if you have young children. Don’t miss Conos a little takeaway serving cones with calamari, white bait and vegetables. Cheap and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank GReyMaiden
Reviewed 19 November 2018

The Placa de George Orwell is a small square located in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. This square is named after this famous writer because of the book he wrote titled " Homage to Catalonia" which is his first hand account of the Spanish Civil...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Plaça George Orwell is a plaza i came across as my twin brother Stephen and I were wandering around this part of town and in all honesty it's not one of the best plaza's in Barcelona, it's sort of none descript and aside from the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 293neilk
Reviewed 22 October 2018

I have to admit I was disappointed to finally arrive here after wandering through the beautiful old Gothic Quarter whilst looking forward to discovering this little square. To be fair, it doesn't memorialise George Orwell, as a man, or author, it is simply named after...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Normski49
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Restaurant Dionisos This place is well worth a lunch time stop off. Great value for money for a meal, especially meal of the day, €11.90 (outside) = starter, main , dessert, wine/beer and coffee. Panos is such a charasmatic and helpful Greek waiter, making for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Out wandering through the amazing streets came across a little tapas/sushi restaurant, unusual combination but suited us fine. Waiter was very friendly and animated, food was ok, nothing spectacular. Playground in the middle of the square for families. Very weird characters walking through busking, great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

I was asked by a friend to locate this place and take photos. After some searching I found a rather nondescript square and after some more searching finally the street sign. Apparently I had arrived. I spun around my own axis a few times trying...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Elke W
Reviewed 18 August 2018

I'm a George Orwell fan,so on this visit to Barcelona I resolved that I would see 'Placa George Orwell'. I had been vaguely aware that Orwell spent a little time in Barcelona (or in Catalonia at least), but knew nothing of the circumstances. It wasn't...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Seamusdemora
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I did inform myself prior to going there so I knew what to expect - not much. But surroundings is swell (Gothic quarter) and we kind of found it by mistake. However it is a must for every Orwelian or civil war enthusiast.. which I...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Dora L
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

If, like me, you have read Homage to Catalonia and thought you would visit, just look at the photos unless you are in the area. There not much to see and it's definitely not worth going out of your way to find.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank EJLH
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