Centre of Plaça de Catalunya

Plaça de Catalunya


At the intersection of the old city and L'Eixample, busy Plaça de Catalunya is the city's central transport hub, both for buses and trains, and a convenient meeting point. A large square with impressive fountains and elegant statuary, it's filled with street sellers, tourists and families feeding pigeons.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby L'Eixample attractions

1. Esglèsia de Santa Anna

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Part of a former monastery active from 1145 AD to the late 15th century, this Romanesque-origin church hidden away in plain sight stands out for its 15th…

2. Font de Canaletes

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The section of La Rambla immediately south of Plaça de Catalunya is named after this inconspicuous turn-of-the-20th-century drinking fountain and lamppost…

3. Via Sepulcral Romana

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A block east of the top end of La Rambla is a sunken garden where a series of Roman tombs from the 1st to 3rd century AD were uncovered in the 1940s,…

4. Casa de la Seda

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The headquarters of the Art of Silk Association is housed in a handsome 18th-century mansion covered in caryatid sgraffiti, overlooking Via Laietana. The…

5. World Begins with Every Kiss Mural

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Created by Barcelona photographer Joan Fontcuberta for the 300th Diada Nacional de Catalunya (2014), this seductive mural depicts a kiss between two…

7. Font de Santa Anna

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There's been a fountain on this spot since 1356, making Santa Anna the oldest in city. The colourful ceramics were added in 1918 by Catalan artist Josep…

8. Palau Moja

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After extensive renovation, Palau Moja – a neoclassical building dating from the second half of the 18th century, which previously housed the Generalitat…