The Plaça de Sant Jaume (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈplasə ˈsaɲ ˈʒawmə], in English "Saint James's Square") is a square at the center of the Old City of Barcelona and the administrative heart of both the city and surrounding Catalonia. This is because the Palace of the Generalitat of Catalonia and the City Hall are located here across from one another.Work out when and for how long to visit Placa de Sant Jaume and other Barcelona attractions using our handy Barcelona trip planner.
This square has a great historical value but it is relatively recent since its origin is from the early-19th century, when the new main façade of the City Hall was built and the former church of Sant Jaume was demolished.
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