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Placa del Rei Tours

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Placa del Rei
The heart of Barcelona’s Old Town, Plaça del Rei is the city’s best preserved medieval square. The 14th-century Palau Reial Major (Royal Mayor Palace), which dominates the square was home to the counts of Barcelona and the Kings of Aragon. The Plaça is now an unofficial open-air museum of fine gothic architecture.
  
The Basics
Any exploration of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic) wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Plaça del Rei. Historic walking tours through this atmospheric neighborhood of narrow streets almost always stop here, along with other points of interest like the Roman walls, Temple d’August, and the Palatine Chapel of Santa Agata. The plaza itself is free to enter, but some of the buildings surrounding it charge separate admissions.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Plaça del Rei is a must-see for history buffs, architecture aficionados, and first-time visitors.
  • Wear comfortable shoes when exploring the neighborhood on foot; the streets surrounding the plaza are often cobbled or uneven.
  • Plaça del Rei and many of its buildings, including the Palau Reial Major, are wheelchair accessible.
 
How to Get There
Plaça del Rei is centrally located and easy to reach on foot from just about anywhere in the Old City. To get there by public transportation, take the Barcelona metro to Jaume I station (Line 4).
 
When to Get There
It’s best to visit the plaza during the day when its surrounding historic structures are open to visitors. The neighborhood tends to get busy during the high season in July and August, so plan to visit during the spring or autumn shoulder seasons to enjoy the plaza and surrounding neighborhood without the crowds.
 
Plaça del Rei and Christopher Columbus
According to local lore, it was in this plaza in Barcelona that Christopher Columbus was received by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella when he returned from his first voyage to the New World. If the story is to be believed, Columbus greeted the Spanish royals on the steps at the corner of the square.
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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Barcelona

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Great Flamenco show
Shepherd
, Sep 2019
Our guide Brunella was wonderful. Friendly, knowledgeable and fun to be with. Explained many things on the tour and showed us great food and drinks at the specific places that showed the culinary dishes in Barcelona.
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An Excellent Tour
Safari50862339619
, Jun 2019
We had a really great time with this tour. Saw a lot of Barcelona and learned a lot of history. We had tapas and snacks and wine and the flamenco show was top notch. It lasted for an hour and was really quite enjoyable. Would highly recommend this tour.
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troppo caro
S7127GZjessicad
, Dec 2019
La guida italiana è brava e simpatica, ma il tour e lo spettacolo seguente non valgono la spesa. Prezzo troppo alto

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The best Tapas & Flamenco Show - City Tour, Tapas & Wine, and Flamenco ShowTheater

The best Tapas & Flamenco Show - City Tour, Tapas & Wine, and Flamenco Show

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Skip the crowds and immerse yourself in Spanish culture on this private tour. Stroll through secret passageways and past Roman ruins. Taste delicious tapas, pintxos, and red wine in traditional taverns, then conclude your experience with a flamenco show in one of the most beautiful palaces in the city.
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Experience the architectural and artistic majesty of Barcelona on a half-day bike tour of the city. Energize and enjoy yourself on this exciting excursion with a knowledgeable and experienced guide; see all of the city’s significant sights such as the La Catedral and Placa del Rei as you gently cycle between magnificent monuments. Capture fabulous photographs at each stop and gain insight into the city’s fascinating history with informative commentary. A moderate level of fitness is not required on this tour due to the gentle nature of the route.
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Immerse yourself in the atmospheric streets of Barcelona's beautiful Gothic Quarter during this 2-hour morning walking tour. Explore the incredible architecture, bustling bars, trend-setting boutiques and mouth-watering tapas bars that give this famous neighborhood its unique charm, as you explore the area on foot. During your trip you'll have the chance to see the medieval Placa del Rei (Royal Palace), the Temple d'August and the city's Roman remnants and the Palatine chapel of Santa Agata. This morning walking tour also includes multiple language options.
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Gourmet Tapas Small Group Walking Tour and Flamenco Show

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Discover the spectacular sights of Barcelona on a half-day tour that explores sky, water, and land. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, stroll the serpentine streets of the Gothic Quarter with its colossal Cathedral. Then, embark on a relaxing catamaran cruise along the coast before ending the day with an exhilarating helicopter ride.
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Visit two Barcelona must-sees in one day without any rushing for trains or buses, and with a guide to provide background and stories on each site and wider Catalonia on this full-day, small-group tour. Beat the lines at the Sagrada Familia to admire Gaudi’s mastery, and after a stroll around Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, be transported to Montserrat to explore the mountainside monastery. If you wish, upgrade to a private tour.
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Explore several thousand years of Barcelona history in a single day during this guided Gothic Quarter walking tour. Travel back in time to the Roman and medieval eras as you discover this atmospheric neighborhood’s winding streets and many layers of history. Walk alongside one of the world’s best-preserved Roman walls and enjoy stops at the medieval Plaça del Reial, Barcelona Cathedral, La Boquería Market, and Las Ramblas.
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Discover the iconic works of Antoni Gaudi, including the Sagrada Familia, during this half-day private tour of Barcelona. Embark on a walking tour of the architect's most important buildings including La Pedrera and Casa Batllo. Then, breeze past the infamously long lines for a private tour of the unfinished church. A private tour lets travelers go at their own pace, making it ideal for families or elderly visitors.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Should I book Placa del Rei tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Placa del Rei can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 110 Placa del Rei tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Placa del Rei 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Placa del Rei costs USD 99.44. Guided Placa del Rei tours start around USD 99.44 per person. See all 110 Placa del Rei tickets and tours on Viator.
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