From la Boqueria to Placa Reial - 5 minute walk
• Exiting la Boqueria turn right and walk down on la Rambla on the left side
• After about 300 m turn left onto Carrer Colom
• Walk straight for 50 m to reach Placa Reial
The 19th century square is well known for its open venues, weekend stamp and coin market (Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and open air concerts during the summer time.
It is said to be a convenient escape from the noise and bustling crowds of la Rambla and an ideal spot for a coffee or a drink from late spring to early autumn when the restaurants and cafeterias are offering seats on the terraces as well.
The square gi ves home to many famous landmarks, such as the very first official work of Anton Gaudí for the city of Barcelona (the beautiful lampposts on the square), a stunning fountain and innumerable night clubs, cafes, bars and restaurants that were visited by the most famous Catalans such as Salvador Dalí. Many consider the square as the center of Barcelona night life.
Details about visiting the site:
• No admission or opening hours
• Flea market on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Open air concerts in summertime
Why worth visiting:
• First work of Gaudí
• Some of the most popular restaurants and bars
• Peaceful and beautiful environment
• Popular meeting place
• Clubs for lovers of flamenco, hip-hop, indie rock, dance music, jazz and more
If you love a good coffee, a nice cocktail, or any kind of music that can be found in Barcelona, you will enjoy this place. In contrast with the quiet life during the daytime, at night the square transforms into a huge party where everyone could find something for their liking.