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  1. Plaça Reial

    The arcaded Plaça Reial, in the heart of the Barri Gòtic, is unique among Barcelona’s squares, with its old-world charm, gritty urbanization and Neo-Classical flair. It is home to majestic, mid-19th-century buildings, Gaudí lampposts, a slew of happening bars and clubs, and an entertaining and colourful crowd of inner-city denizens. See Plaça Reial.

  2. Plaça de Catalunya

    Barcelona’s nerve centre is the huge Plaça de Catalunya, ...

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