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It can all be a little overwhelming, the city may not be huge but the culture, activities, events, eateries etc. is vast. So we have taken it upon ourselves to amalgamate our local 12 years experience in the city via our blog. Whether you are planning on coming over for the festivals, want to find out vegan eats or general insider information, we will keep you in the loop.
Plaça Sant Felip Neri – romantic square with a tragic tale
Barcelona is renown for it’s beautiful plazas (squares), with that of Plaça Reial lilted with palm trees and modernist architecture and the bohemian style at Plaça del Sol in Gracia . Though it must be said that the tragic tale that rests at the pretty and quaint Plaça Sant Felip Neri is one that makes it a must visit.
Hidden in the heart of Barrio Gotico the square is centered around the baroque church, which has noticeable holes emblazoned on the façade. The markings are from when a Fascist bomb fell on the square on January 30th, 1938, killing 153 people, most of whom were orphaned children from Madrid.
It was also the same church that Antoni Gaudí was travelling to before he got killed by a tram on Gran Via. The square now stands as an innocent place to relax and have a drink despite the sad history it holds.
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