These are the 3 most famous squares in Barcelona

You already know, those of you who follow us, that we have a weakness for the streets and squares of Barcelona and that walking through them is one of our passions. The city has so much to offer…

This time we invite you to take a walk through the three most famous squares of Barcelona. And we have compiled everything you need to know about each of them to enjoy them to the fullest:

Plaça de Catalunya (Catalonia Square)


It is located in the heart of Barcelona and is one of the usual meeting points of the city and one of the liveliest places at any time of the day. Stores, shopping malls, hotels, bars and restaurants surround the square, making it an important commercial and leisure center.

Where is

In the center of Barcelona

How to get there

Metro: Catalunya, lines 1 and 3.
Bus: lines 9, 14, 16, 17, 17, 24, 28, 41, 42, 55, 58, 59, 62, 66, 67, 68, 141,
Aerobus A1 and Aerobus A2.

Plaça Sant Jaume (St. James Square)

sant jaume square

Plaza Sant Jaume is the historical and administrative center of the city. The most important administrative buildings of the Catalan administration are located here: Barcelona City Hall and the Generalitat de Catalunya.

The Plaza de Sant Jaume has been the scene of important historical events over the years.

Strolling through the narrow streets of the surrounding area is a real delight and you will find a myriad of interesting nooks and crannies. We invite you to get lost … and in the meantime, be sure to stroll along Carrer del Bisbe, which connects the Plaza de Sant Jaume with the Cathedral of Barcelona.

Where is

In the Gothic Quarter

How to get there

Metro: Jaume I, line 4.

Plaça de Espanya (Spain Square)

plaza de espanya

The Plaza de Espanya was built in 1929 for the International Exposition.

Located at the foot of Montjuïc Mountain, it is one of the largest squares in Barcelona and one of the largest in Spain (it has more than 34,000 square meters) and, at the same time, one of the most spectacular.

Where is

In the lower part of Montjuïc

How to get there

Metro: Espanya, lines 1 and 3.


Which one is your favorite?