Placa del Rei, Barcelona

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Plaça del Rei (Spanish: Plaza del Rey, meaning "King's Square") is a 14th-century medieval public square in the Barri Gòtic of Barcelona, Spain.
The square is surrounded by the Palau Reial Major including the Saló del Tinell, the Palau del Lloctinent ("Lieutenant's Palace"), the 15th-century tower Mirador del Rei Martí ("King Martin's Watchtower"), and the Capella Reial de Santa Àgata ("Royal Chapel of St Agatha"). On its southern side stands Casa Padellàs (Padellàs's House) a 15th–16th century palazzo moved here stone by stone from Mercaders Street in 1931 and since 1943, has housed the Barcelona City History Museum (MUHBA).

Topos V, a work by Eduardo Chillida, underlines one of the corners of the square.
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  • The first stop on our half day bike tour and this small square is straight out of a Game Of Thrones set. Not overly busy as it is a little off the beaten track but if you are in the area it would be....  more »
  • This is a relatively small and quiet square/courtyard area in the midst of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter. It is bordered by the Royal Palace, famous historically as the place where Ferdinand and...  more »

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