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City Hall (Casa de la Ciutat / Ayuntamiento)

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Address: Placa Sant Jaume 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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+34 934 02 70 00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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City hall with historic twist

Worth a view. Interesting architecture and history to match. Interesting sculptures on display. Was greeted by deputy mayor.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
Lafayette, Louisiana
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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

usually you can not visit the city hall, but for Santa Eulalia they opened the doors and there was a loooong queue to get in and walk through the assembly halls and the mayors office. However, I found little in there that I liked, and the mayors office is a hole that I would get depressive in. So don't mind... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Worth a view. Interesting architecture and history to match. Interesting sculptures on display. Was greeted by deputy mayor.

Thank TheDotdog
Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

last May- 1st of May, world labor day a sigh with a meaning in a place with a meaning in City Hall- Casa de la Ciutat-Ajuntament- in front of the Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunia, in Plaza se San Jaume a peace scene for an openheart city

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Tucked inside the narrow lanes of the Barri Gotic, this building is much nicer from inside. We visited on a Sunday morning and were lucky enough to be able to visit it (we understand it's only open a few days a month). Some rooms are quite impressive, with frescos and historic furniture.

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

The city hall is a popular place to view if in this area of Barcelona, it is set in a nice pedestrian square, full of people and lots going on, worth stopping for a photo of the outside. If you found this review helpful, please like it.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

wandered through the quarter and stumbled upon the square where city hall is located. busy spot. some protesters were in the square. nice structure to look at and take some pics.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

The sign outside advertised a bit of gothic history. Once through the security we were blown away. This is a working city hall decorations going back 700 years in places, site of a revolution and where they store their carnival Giants. Yes you get to see it all for free and it's mind blowing. Oh and twice a day they... More 

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

We had been wandering through the Gothic Quarter for some time when we came out to Placa Sant Jaume which is a grand looking square of some antiquity. After a few moments we saw the banner being proudly displayed on the City Hall which said in English 'Refugees Welcome'. Good on them for openly displaying a humanitarian response to the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Located in the heart of the gothic quarter; we came across City Hall by complete accident during a wander. Its located in a nice sunny square with lots of little shops & cafes nearby. Close to La Ramblas and the Liceu metro stop.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

The main floor and first floor are open free for visiting on Sunday's from 10 to 1:30. You can take a guided tour - or visit on your own with a pamphlet written in English. We chose to tour on our own - vs. waiting 25 minutes. The upstairs rooms are quite beautiful. I also enjoyed the various works of... More 

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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