Plaça Reial



Neoclassical square by the architect Daniel Molina, which occupies the place where the Capuchin convent of Santa Madrona was located, demolished in 1835. Antoni Gaudí designed some lampposts in his first project, and in the center is the Fountain of the Three Graces (1876) , by Antoine Durenne. It is a square that since its creation has been full of musical, political and cultural history, due to the historical concerts and birth of musical groups or the relationship with artists such as Ocaña, Nazarío, Dalí who frequented the Pedagogical Museum of Natural Sciences, of the taxidermist Lluís Soler i Pujol, writers such as Àngel Guimerà at Café Suizo, known for being the birthplace of the Parellada rice recipe, or the philosopher Francesc Pujols, the writer Maria Aurèlia Capmany and the important influence with music, in styles such as Jazz, la new song, salsa, hip hop, rock ... the pianist Tete Montoliu, Gloria Stewart, musical groups such as Radio Futura, Manu Chao, Los Rebeldes, Raimon, Pat McDonald and the architect Oriol Bohigas, as well as the singer-songwriter Lluís Llach, the musician Marc Almond, the artist Lindsay Kemp, the Argentine writer Cope or the singer Jaume Sisa, headquarters of the newspapers El Constitucional and El Vapor and the most important newspapers of the time had the reda ction there, such as El Diluvio, La Vanguardia, El Barcelonés or El Progreso and of great cabarets, such as a macabre cabaret called La Cueva de las Brujas, the Great French Cabaret and the Automatic bar.

Type: Square

Address: Plaça Reial 08002

Area: Gothic Quarter

Area of interest: Architecture, Gastronomy

How to get there:
Closest station: liceu L3
Other stations: drassanes L3 jaume I L4