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Barcelona offers a wide range of interesting options all year round and opens its doors to everyone. Make the most of the sunshine to go for a stroll and take a dip in the sea on one of the city’s accessible beaches. Experience Gaudí’s nature with your hands, add a sign-language tour or an audiodescribed show to your plans… Do you need any more ideas? You’ll find them with the SEARCH FACILITY or on the SUMMARY for accessible places of interest!

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Plaça del Rei

Plaça del Rei

The Conjunt Monumental de la Plaça del Rei in Barcelona is, arguably, the Gothic architectural ensemble which best exemplifies the city"s medieval past. The royal palace, the Palau Reial Major, and its surrounding buildings, enclose a harmonious and peaceful square which is still imbued with Barcelona"s splendour during the Middle Ages.
Plaça Reial

Plaça Reial

This square is so beautiful, it"s no wonder it was named "royal" (reial Catalan for royal). The elegant ambiance of the Plaça Reial is accentuated by the fountain, streetlamps and palm trees, and it is one of Barcelona"s busiest, most vibrant spots, particularly at night. This is Barcelona"s best-loved porticoed square.
Old Barceloneta

Old Barceloneta

As you explore the narrow streets of the old Barceloneta neighbourhood in Ciutat Vella, you"ll discover the charm and atmosphere of a working-class district, which attracts many tourists to its beaches, fine restaurants and bars.
Rambla del Raval

Rambla del Raval

Ildefons Cerdà had already planned to open this artery in the southern part of the Raval. At the beginning of the 20th century, the "barri xino" was a densely populated area that offered harsh living conditions. Cerdà considered the need to create squares that would clean up the neighbourhood. But it was not until 1995 that Barcelona City Council decided to remodel the Raval. This is when this new Rambla was created. It runs from Carrer Sant Pau to Carrer Hospital, and has become one of the meeting points for the communities of immigrants who live in this part of Barcelona. The construction of the avenue led to the demolition of a number of streets and insalubrious buildings. The street collaborates in the social integration of disadvantaged groups, and has also become a perfect public space for all kinds of cultural events.
Carrer Montcada

Carrer Montcada

Barcelona"s Carrer Montcada is lined with a succession of medieval, Renaissance and baroque palazzos, their majestic doorways opening to reveal their beautiful courtyards of venerable stone. They bear witness to the rich and glorious past of medieval Barcelona"s main street which was home to the city"s nobles.
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