In About Barcelona we have information of things that are happening in the city, events, fairs, congresses, or popular events that will take place together with Festivals and Concerts, Sporting Events and Art Exhibitions. Also information on interesting places to vist and what we like to call our favourite places, museums and outdoor sculptures. And if you are interested, we can provide your Barcelona Accommodation for your stay during the events, congresses or Festivals you are willing to participate.
We hope that our Barcelona apartments will suit your needs during your visit to the city.
El Barri Gotic - Gothic Neighbourhood
Located just a small arcaded passageway away from the Ramblas there is the Plaça Reial (Plaza Real). Designed by the architect Francesc Daniel Molina and build in 1848 over what had been and old religious convent from the Capuchinos (Caputxins). This beautiful place has a square plant, and is quite ample and delimited by the walls of one single building (it is like an interior patio). The facades of this building are made up of numerous balconies, and have like tile roof terraces.
It is an important and lively meeting place especially at night, generally filled with people from the city and tourist that enjoy the climate, the food and some drinks in the restaurants or bars, that now surround nearly completely the square, with open air terraces under the arches. With also a jazz club and a flamenco show in it.
There is great amount of palms trees on the ground, and on the center, there is a fountain with a sculpture of the Three Graces and at each side of the fountain a street lamp designed by Antoni Gaudi in his early years. It has been remodelled many times since the early days and the last time in the beginnings of the 80’s under the direction of the architects Antoni Mila and Federico Correa.
Many events concerts and popular events happen through the years in the Plaça Reial. Special one was the celebration of the World Environment Day (WED), June 5th, with the itinerant exhibition from German artist HA Schult of TRASH PEOPLE. 300 sculptures, life-size representations of people created from consumer refuse (tin cans, metal containers, etc) were displayed in perfect lines through the entire square during one week.
Close to the Plaça Reial is our Barcelona Accommodation Ramblas Clock Apartment