Plaça Catalunya (in Catalan), or Plaza Cataluña (in Spanish), Plaça Catalunya is a traffic axis and a very important intersection of the city. With its very large number of possible accesses, Plaça Catalunya is one of the most recommended meeting points for getting to the centre of Barcelona.
On certain occasions, such as Barcelona's end-of-year celebrations, the Plaça Catalunya takes on a different look, becoming an ice rink, a concert venue, or a place for exhibitions and events.
But for most of the year, the famous Plaça Catalunya (Catalonia Square) is occupied by a very large concentration of pigeons who have made this unmissable place in Barcelona their headquarters.
Even more spectacular at night than during the day, the fountains of the Plaça Catalunya offer a play of sound and light.
In order to respect the neighbourhood, and to add sound to the image, for those interested, Barcelona City Council offers the application "Fonts BCN" which allows you to fully enjoy the audio-visual attraction of the same principle as the Montjuic magic fountains from Plaça Catalunya.
The Goddess that sits in the middle of a stretch of water at one end of the Plaza de Catalunya, the work of the famous Spanish sculptor Josep Clarà i Ayats, is one of the sculptures in the most visited square in Barcelona. The nude ivory-coloured woman bathing on one of the corners of Plaça Catalunya (on the Ramblas side), also known as the Enigma, was installed in 1929 for the inauguration of the international exhibition.
To get from Plaça Catalunya to the terminals of Barcelona El Prat airport, the aerobus offers a shuttle service available all year round to Barcelona airport from :
A labyrinth of alleyways where museums, churches and Roman research portray the history of Barcelona's oldest district from the old port to Plaça Catalunya.
short walk in the Barcelona gothic quarter
Meeting point between Plaça Catalunya and Port Vell where artists and restaurants share the 2 kilometres of the city's most frequented pedestrian avenues.
Virtual walk on the Ramblas
Historical monument since 1929, the Metropolitan Basilica Cathedral of Santa Eulalia is permanently inhabited by 13 geese who protect the cloister.
Virtual tour in the cathedral of Barcelona
Surrounded by luxury shops, restaurants and exceptional monuments, the Passeig de Gracia provides a link between Plaça Catalunya and the Gracia district.
Virtual tour of the Passeig de Gracia
Hundreds of species that share the Barcelona Aquarium in their most faithfully represented marine environment take you to the depths of the most fascinating oceans to discover a world as magical as it is mysterious.Barcelona aquarium virtual tour
Our animal friends are also one of the must-see attractions in Barcelona. At the foot of the Ciutadella Park and a few steps from the Olympic port, many species of animals are waiting for you at the Barcelona Zoological Park.Barcelona Zoo virtual tour