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Placa Sant Felip Neri

Paseo de Palau Episcopal, Barri Gotic, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Paseo de Palau Episcopal, Barri Gotic, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
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"civil war"
in 37 reviews
"bullet holes"
in 14 reviews
"beautiful square"
in 12 reviews
"gothic quarter"
in 31 reviews
"school children"
in 10 reviews
"sad history"
in 7 reviews
"small plaza"
in 6 reviews
"shoe museum"
in 4 reviews
"vicky cristina barcelona"
in 4 reviews
"bomb damage"
in 4 reviews
"air force"
in 4 reviews
"dark history"
in 3 reviews
"barcelona cathedral"
in 7 reviews
"barri gotic"
in 9 reviews
"lots of history"
in 4 reviews
"old city"
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"bombing"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In this quiet and peaceful small square it is difficult to imagine the chaos that occurred here during the Spanish Civil War. The scares on the façade of the Church of St. Philip Neri remind us of the innocents that perished here in 1938. Across...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You must to get a serious explanation about the place' then you can apreciate wath you are watching there.

Thank Gaby B
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This is a small square in the Gothic Quarter. The shrapnel-scarred wall of the church in the square is from two bombs dropped during the Spanish Civil War by the forces of Franco.

Thank Bill C
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

This small square is so peaceful and quiet. If you want to spend some time with yourself come here and observe the light, the trees, the water from the fountain, and the walls of the church which talk about more darker times.

Thank Georgiana S
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This is a pretty church in a picturesque placa. However, a guidebook is really needed to understand the history of the church and the placa. I recommend Rick Steves for adults and "Secret Agent Barcelona" for children.

Thank Sarah F
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

The accident that took place in this place many years ago still lingers there.. you'll be all happy and bubbly but once you walk inside that square you'll feel a very dark energy surrounding the place. many children got bombed in here many years ago...More

Thank OmarPaketa
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

This spot is almost hidden in the Gothic Quarter. It's not straightforward to find it, but it is definitely worth it. The story of it is heartwrenching, but it adds to the atmosphere. I came back here multiple times during my visit.

Thank ZekeMarsh
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Our guide from Runner Bean Free Walking Tours took us to this area as part of our Gotíc Quarter walk. Don't miss the relocated building details, the shoes, the shrapnel marks.

Thank Amy K
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

If you go on one of the free tours (which is a MUST), you'll probably stop by here. It's not just the preferred church of the great artist Gaudi, it has a bloody history that's debated.

Thank Jessica P
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

There is a small church in the square which shows bomb damage from the Spanish Civil War, unfortunately sore orphan children took refuge in the church and many died, there is a infants school in the square now as well and the kids use the...More

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Nearby
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
...More
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16 March 2017|
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Response from HelenaJacksonville | Reviewed this property |
I never saw the church open. I know some days they celebrate concerts inside the church, but the Square is beautiful.
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