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Plaça del Rei

Plaça del Rei

Plaça del Rei (Spanish: Plaza del Rey, meaning "King's Square") is a 14th-century medieval public square in the Barri Gòtic of Barcelona.[1]

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 which was moved to here stone by stone from Mercaders street in 1931 and that since 1943 houses the Barcelona City History Museum (MUHBA).

Topos V, a work by Eduardo Chillida underlines one of the corners of the square

References

  1. ^ http://www.fodors.com/world/europe/spain/barcelona/review-115955.html FODOR

External links

  • http://www.barcelona.com/barcelona_directory/monuments/placa_del_rei - article at barcelona.com
  • MUHBA Plaça del Rei (in Spanish)


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