The Catalan Elegance of Plaça Reial
As if the Barri Gòtic wasn't cool enough, you step through an archway and into this square, the Plaça Reial, and you're instantly surrounded by excellent restaurants, clubs, and well-dressed Barcelonans. There are even street lamps designed by Gaudi. On our last night there in November, we repaired to one of the restaurants along the perimeter for a final late-night pitcher of sangria and a last dose of one of the city's nicer pleasures -- just sitting and taking in the entire scene.
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