In the city of Barcelona there is a very interesting tourist attraction: Plaza Cataluña, which represents an important point where the old part of the city meets the Eixample.

Moreover, Plaça Catalunya is a place from which different main arteries of Barcelona depart, which is why it is an obligatory stop when going to different destinations in the city, both for tourists and its inhabitants.

What can you see in Plaza Cataluña?

Around the beautiful Plaza Cataluña you can see a lot of shops, shopping centres, banks, hotels, bars and restaurants, which is why it is an ideal place for entertainment, leisure time with friends, as well as a perfect space for holding exhibitions, concerts, among other interesting activities.

One of the most interesting aspects of Plaza Cataluña is that it is always lively, no matter the time of day, so it is usually quite busy. You can enjoy a general view of it from the terrace where the cafeteria of the El Corte Inglés shopping centre is located.

You can also see a variety of monuments and sculptures here, including important works by Catalan masters such as Eusebi Arnau, Josep Subirachs and Josep Clarà. You can also sit for a while on the grass or on one of the benches in the square to contemplate its main attractions.

On one side of the square is Passeig de Gràcia, where you can appreciate the beauty of the contemporary architecture of the Eixample district, where you can find Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, two great works by Antoni Gaudí.

Festivals and other events are often held in the large central space of Plaça de Catalunya. You can catch the free concerts on Catalonia Day, which takes place every year on 11 September. The square also hosts live music concerts during the La Mercé festival, which is held in September in honour of Barcelona's patron saint.

How to get to Plaça Catalunya?

If you want to go shopping or just sit and enjoy the comings and goings of the people who frequent this area considered to be the heart of Barcelona, you have two alternatives: by metro Catalunya, on lines 1 and 3. You can also get there by Aerobus A1 and Aerobus A2. Another way is by bus on lines 9, 14, 16, 17, 24, 24, 28, 41, 42, 55, 58, 59, 62, 66, 67, 68, 141.

Places near Plaza Cataluña

In the areas near Plaza Cataluña you can find some places to visit for a day out with friends, family or your partner. Such as the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona, which is 453 metres away, the Palace of Catalan Music, 463 metres away, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona, just 503 metres away, the Museum of Modernism of Barcelona, 586 metres away, or the Cathedral of Barcelona, at a distance of 602 metres.

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