Staying in Plaza Catalunya Area - Hotels and Sightseeing Tours

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Plaza Catalunya or Plaça Catalunya in Catalan, or “Catalonia Square” in English, is in central Barcelona city and is viewed by many to be the center of the town. Part of the reason that this square is given such importance is that it is where the old city (including areas such as Raval and the Gothic Quarter) meets with Eixample District. This district includes notable Barcelona highlights like La Sagrada Familia and Passeig de Gracia street with famous modernist buildings.

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Why Book Hotels Near Plaza Catalunya?

From Catalonia Square, you have easy access to famous Barcelona attractions, such as Las Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter, La Boqueria market, Picasso Museum, the Gothic Cathedral, and other Barcelona attractions located in the old city (Ciutat Vella).

Paseo de Gracia street, with the famous Gaudi buildings Casa Batllo and Casa Mila (La Pedrera), are just a short walk from Plaça Catalunya.

That said, finding accommodation in Barcelona at or near Plaça Catalunya, is no doubt an excellent choice. We deliver the best accommodation options for any budget. Here you can book hotels at or near Plaza Catalunya, apartments, and even guest houses and hostels.

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Plaza Catalunya - The busy square is a main transportation hub at the heart of Barcelona

The busy square is the central transportation hub at the heart of Barcelona

A Center of Tourism and Transportation

Some of the city's principal streets converge at this site including La Rambla, Rambla Catalunya, Passeig de Gracia and more. This all adds to the area's importance as a Barcelona city transportation hub. Running under the square is Barcelona’s main subway junction where several metro lines link, Renfe train station, and Catalan trains (FGC).

Additionally, the Plaça Catalunya has numerous bus lines and even an airport express shuttle. The fact that it is a transportation hub means that millions of locals and travelers alike can appreciate the splendor of the area throughout the year.

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Plaza Catalunya - The Goddess, sculpture in marble by Josep Clarà (copy of the original)

The Goddess, sculpture in marble by Josep Clarà (copy of the original)

The Large and Magnificent Plaça Catalunya

How large is this area? The Plaça Catalunya encompasses roughly 30,000 square meters and is full of numerous statues and fountains.

The blending of the fountains and statues with the impressive architecture of the city helps give it stand out all the more. One can almost sense the history of Barcelona while visiting this magnificent square.

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Plaza Catalunya - Some of the eight sculptures located between the twin fountains

Some of the eight sculptures located between the twin fountains

Impressive Sculptures Add to the Beauty

Sculptures are plentiful in the Plaça Catalunya. Famous sculptors including Josep Clara, Pablo Gargallo, Josep Maria Subirachs (monument to Francesc Macia) and Josep Llimona all made contributions to the area. Art lovers should make certain that they set aside some time for appreciating these wonderful sculptures.

Barcelona city is rich in art, and there really is so much to see. As a result, many people miss these particular grand and impressive sculptures.

But part of what makes the Plaça Catalunya such a stand out and a one of the top Barcelona highlights is the area's dedication to sculpture and art. So when you go, be sure to stop and admire the art around you.

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Aerial view of Plaza Catalunya

Aerial view of Plaça Catalunya

Plaça Catalunya - The Heart of Barcelona

The Plaça Catalunya is Barcelona’s busiest square and is packed not only with action but also with impressive buildings. Located in between the Ciutat Vella, which is the old city, and the Eixample District, the square is full of history of Barcelona, and it clearly ranks as one of the top Barcelona highlights.

Perfect for relaxing and people watching, the elegantly laid out Plaça Catalunya features numerous relaxing scenic benches and is rich in trees.

Catalonia square has a long history, but it was indeed during the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition that it began to shine. It was also during this year that the metro station was added.

Plaza Catalunya - The Tourist Office is located underground in the South-East corner of the square

The Tourist Office is located underground in the South-East corner of the square

Get Information at the Barcelona Tourist Office, but You'll Need to Know Where to Look!

If you are looking for help from the Barcelona Tourist Office, you'll find that Plaça Catalunya is the place to go. The main tourism office for the city is located here. Thanks to the Barcelona Tourist Office, you can find everything from all relevant city maps, to transport information. If you want to make your trip an easier one, then you’ll want to check out this destination.

Yes, a visit to this tourism office is worth the time, but the trip is often complicated by the fact that the office in the square is actually underground. As a result, you may just miss it.

Finding it isn’t too difficult if you have the right directions. First, locate the large shopping center called El Cortes Ingles. Next, find the nearby fountain and look for nearby big pillars. These posts can help guide you to the Barcelona Tourist Office. Or if all else fails, you could ask a local person for some help.

You shouldn’t miss the Plaça Catalunya, as there is just too much to see and it's a very memorable part of Barcelona. The square can be a particularly good location to visit when you feel as though you need a little break and you just want to wander around and take in some sights.