Plaça de Catalunya

Plaça de Catalunya
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Plaça de Catalunya is Barcelona's central square and the center of downtown Barcelona. This is the most central place to stay in Barcelona and close to transport connections and many Barcelona sights and attractions. Plaça de Catalunya was designed by architect Francesc de Paula Nebot. The square was inaugurated on November 2nd 1927 by Spanish King Alphonso XIII. Plaça de Catalunya has a small temple with a central colonnade, fountains and 28 sculptures in stone and bronze, by leading sculptors of the time.

Josep M. Subirachs's striking monument to former President of Catalunya President Francesco Macià later brought the number of sculptures to 29 in total. Plaça de Catalunya is the center of Barcelona's public transport with many metrobus and tour bus connections.

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Barcelona's main official Tourist Office of Barcelona is on Plaça de Catalunya in an underground office on the corner of Plaça de Catalunya near the pedestrian and shopping street Portal de l'Àngel. Plaza Catalunya is the place where two of Barcelona´s most famous streets begin (or end) which are pedestrian street Las Ramblas and the elegant designer shopping boulevard Passeig de Gracia. On Plaça de Catalunya itself you can find the top department store El Corte Ingles - the American restaurant and bar Hard Rock Cafe Barcelona, a small shopping centre El Triangle and many popular hotels near Plaza Catalunya.

Plaza Catalunya is an important transport hub and the first place many tourists experience in Barcelona's center, if they arrive by Aerobus airport buses which are shuttle buses to and from Barcelona Airport and start in front of the Corte Ingles store. Many night buses and regional buses connections on Plaça de Catalunya, as well as the train station Catalunya, where you can catch metro trains, regional trains and FGC trains. You can get to Plaça de Catalunya by metro. The metro station on Plaça de Catalunya is called Catalunya and the Metro stations Passeig de Gracia or Urquinanona are just a block away. Both Barcelona hop-on-hop-off bus lines have stops on Plaça de Catalunya.

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