Our hotel close to Ciutat Vella is the perfect place to have a chance to explore Plaça Catalunya. This famous plaza is in the heart of the city and is located close to some of Barcelona’s top attractions. It is one of the largest squares in Barcelona and sees thousands of visitors and locals alike on a daily basis. The main idea for this square was to combine the historic Gothic Quarter and the more modern Eixample district.
Chances are before you reach our design hotel near Parallel, you will find yourself passing through this square. Plaça Catalunya is also the intersection between Las Ramblas, Portal de l’Àngel, Ronda de Sant Pere and Passeig de Gracia. The square sees four metro lines and various bus lines day and night. This means you will be passing through the square quite often. Do not miss an opportunity to just stop and take in your surroundings or book a walking tour.
The plaza was opened in 1927 by King Alfonso XIII and was simply an open piece of land located in front of the gates to the walled city. After the medieval walls of the city came down in the 19th century, Plaça Catalunya we know today was born. Today, Plaça Catalunya is an area of 5 hectares that is filled with large shopping centres, department stores, fountains, trees, benches, and several monumental sculptures.