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- Plaça Sant JaumeOct 24, 2012
A very sad plaza where 42 people lost their lives, including children. There are some myths about what actually happened including bombs being dropped labeled "chocolate" and when children picked it up it exploded. A second myth explains that people were lined up against the wall and executed. A very difficult story that many Spanish people do not acknowledge.
- Plaça Sant JaumeFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
INCREDIBLE PLACE !! Difficult to find but... It deserves it ! Just a wonderful place not only for the relaxing ambiant you can find here. Also for the history... Find the little text near the church and read it. There, children died because of a plane attack. There are still the marks on the church wall. So just be quiet in this place, and appreciate the majesty of it... Shhh !Recommended for:History Buffs
- Plaça Sant JaumeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6First to ReviewJul 04, 2012
Gayle and I enjoyed wandering through the Barri Gòtic. It's similar to Toledo in that it's fun to get lost and end up at some cute shop or impressive square such as Plaça Sant Jaume.
This stately central square was once a Roman Forum and has been the seat of City government for over 2000 years. The 2 top agencies face each other - Barcelona City Hall (Ajuntament) and Palau de la Generalitat (the seat of the autonomous government of Catalunya). When were were there, the Catalan flag (and the obligatory Spanish one) was flying high. We were also told that from these balconies, the Nation's leaders (including soccer heroes) greet the crowds on momentous days.