Placa del Rei, Barcelona

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Plaça del Rei (Spanish: Plaza del Rey, meaning "King's Square") is a 14th-century medieval public square in the Barri Gòtic of Barcelona, Spain.
The square is surrounded by the Palau Reial Major including the Saló del Tinell, the Palau del Lloctinent ("Lieutenant's Palace"), the 15th-century tower Mirador del Rei Martí ("King Martin's Watchtower"), and the Capella Reial de Santa Àgata ("Royal Chapel of St Agatha"). On its southern side stands Casa Padellàs (Padellàs's House) a 15th–16th century palazzo moved here stone by stone from Mercaders Street in 1931 and since 1943, has housed the Barcelona City History Museum (MUHBA).


Topos V, a work by Eduardo Chillida, underlines one of the corners of the square.
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  • This is a relatively small and quiet square/courtyard area in the midst of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter. It is bordered by the Royal Palace, famous historically as the place where Ferdinand and...  more »
  • This is a section of the city where you can view the old Roman walls. On the square and in the vicinity are shops and restaurants. It is very nice to walk along the winding streets and view the...  more »

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