Plaça de Catalunya is one of the two main squares of Barcelona (The other one is Plaça d’Espanya). It is a beautiful, huge site with a very long history. The place also has a national significance for Catalan people.
Plaça de Catalunya connects Ciutat Vella and Eixample, the old city and the extension built in the 19th century. This area is very touristic, and most of the tourists that visit Barcelona will pass here. It is recommended to read some information about the area prior the visit.
History of Plaça de Catalunya
Until the 19th century, when Barcelona began to extend to north and Eixample was built, Plaça de Catalunya did not have a very important role in the life of the Catalan city. In the last two hundred years, different important political meetings and speeches were organized in this square (for additional information – History of Barcelona).