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El Barri Gotic - Gothic Neighbourhood
The way to the Frederic Mares Museum from the small square (Plaça Sant Iu Nº 5-6) on the street Comtes de Barcelona, at the side of the Cathedral, gives free entrance to a courtyard that was in medieval times the old orchard of the Main Royal Palace (Palau Reial Major), house of the Counts of Barcelona and from where the monarchs of the Catalan-Aragonese crown ruled the kingdom during the medieval period.
The place with orange trees, plants, some benches and a fountain on the centre surrounded by the medieval buildings from the Palau Reial Major is suspended on the time. Quite and peaceful is the perfect place to relax and dream on Catalan stories from the medieval times.
During summer months there is also a coffee place (Café d’Estiu or Summertime coffee) on the courtyard.