Plaça Reial

Orientation & Geography

Europe, Spain, Barcelona

Plaça Reial (In Spanish Plaza Real, meaning "Royal Plaza") is a square in the Barri Gòtic of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It lies next to la Rambla and constitutes a well-known touristic attraction, especially at night. On the square are a large number of restaurants and some of the city's most famous clubs including Sidecar, Jamboree or Karma. It is also known for its many outdoor areas and is a popular meeting place during the summer, La Mercè in September, when open air concerts take place, and during other celebrations such as New Year's Eve, often being really crowded. The Plaça Reial was designed by Francesc Daniel Molina i Casamajó in the 19th century. The square is twinned with Plaza Garibaldi, in Mexico DF. The lanterns were designed by Antoni Gaudí. It ought not be confused with Plaça del Rei, also in the Barri Gòtic. The square is also the site of the Hotel Roma Reial and club.