The famous Plaça de Catalunya is one of the main squares in the city of Barcelona, born of the destruction of the fortress walls as ordered by governor Pascual Madoz in 1854. With an area of about five hectares, it joins the old town of Barcelona to the Eixample district and connects with famous streets like the busy Passeig de Gràcia and La Rambla.
The square is also one of the most important epicentres of the capital because it is a meeting place for locals. Plaça Catalunya is also one of the most photographed spots in the city, with its incomparable setting and two monumental fountains. By positioning yourself at the centre of the square, in the heart of the rose compass on the ground, you can see around you a multitude of buildings characteristic of the physiognomy of the city.