Plaça Catalunya is regarded as the central most point of Barcelona city centre and, for many a traveller, will also be the main transport hub for their journey.
Plaça Catalunya has a large central square (actually it's round in shape) as its focus and here you will find fountains, sculptures and grass verges - a welcome oasis of green in the heart of the city.
During fiesta times (which seem to happen rather frequently) there are often live musical performances given in Plaça de Catalunya and the square will be packed full of onlookers.
Around the square you have some large department stores including El Corte Inglés, FNAC and Habitat. The Ramblas joins Plaça de Catalunya at its South West corner. Another landmark opposite Plaça de Catalunya is Café Zurich, a popular café and social meeting place in the city.
Facts about Plaça Catalunya
|Location of Plaça Catalunya to the nearest metro stop. Click for a magnified view of this map|
Here you can catch the RENFE train to the airport along with the Aerobus. There is also the city centre tourist information office based here.
The Ramblas and Passeig de Gràcia both start from Plaça de Catalunya. Rambla de Catalunya (another picturesque walkway and shopping area not to be confused with the Ramblas) also leads out from this square.
How to get to Plaça de Catalunya Barcelona metro map
Metro - Stop Plaça de Catalunya (Green Line, L3) and (Red Line, L1) the metro stop is actually in Plaça Catalunya.
Hotels near Plaça Catalunya
To start the photo tour of Plaça de Catalunya click on the first picture in the table below. Remember you will get more out of this photo guide if you follow the photos in sequence.