Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Getting lost in the Gothic Quarter

Saint Felip Neri square is a romantic and peaceful place just behind Plaça de Garriga Bachs off the side of the cloister of the Catedral de la Seu. This square was once the cemetery for Barcelona's executed heroes and villains, before all church graveyards were moved to the south side of Montjuïc where the municipal cemetery now resides. A favorite spot for early-music concerts, the square is centered on a fountain, whose trickling -- a constant E-flat -- fills the square with its own water music. A bomb explosion during the Spanish civil war caused the pockmarks on the walls of the Saint Felip Neri church.

Basic information
Address: Paseo de Palau Episcopal (08002 Barcelona)
Nearest subway: Jaume I / Liceu  
Open hours: 24 hrs
Notes: This area is best visited during daylight hours

Bars&Restaurants nearby
Bliss. Pl. Sant Just 4. Tel. 93 268 10 22
This small restaurant has three space. One for lunch, another for rest with sofas and finally tables outside on the tiny Plaça Sant Just. There's a nice menu lunchtime, while sandwich, pizza, cakes and cookies are available all day

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