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Plaça de Catalunya in Barcelona With Photo Guide

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Plaça de 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 de 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 de Catalunya

Location of Plaça de Catalunya to the nearest metro stop. Click for a magnified view of this map
Location of Plaça de Catalunya to the nearest metro stop. Click for a magnified view of this map

Here you can catch the Aerobus (express bus service) to Barcelona airport, along with the TMB buses N17 and N16. 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

metroMetro - Stop Plaça de Catalunya (Green Line, L3) and (Red Line, L1) the metro stop is actually in Plaça de Catalunya.
Barcelona metro map

Hop on hop off sightseeing tourist bus stop

Nearest stop for Plaça de Catalunya is "Plaça de Catalunya" with the Barcelona City Tour "hop on hop off" sightseeing bus

Public bus

Plaça Catalunya: 24, 41, 42, 55, 66, 67, 68, V15, H16, Aerobús

Car parking

Car Park Car parking near Plaça de Catalunya

hotelHotels near Plaça de Catalunya

Hotels near Plaça de 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.

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