In the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city, in the Gothic Quarter, is a place for calm. To sit there and read a book is possible in this remote place. Built on top of the site of an ancient medieval cemetery and it has a Baroque church and a water fountain with an octagonal base in the center. The terrace of the square, which belongs to the Hotel Neri Barcelona, a five stars hotel, and having a drink there is a delight in this quiet environment.The hotel is a boutique hotel housed in a medieval palace, which has an indoor restaurant, and is also overlooking the square. Around the square there are beautiful renaissance houses, with an accurate architecture, one of which now is the Shoe Museum of Barcelona ( Museo del Calzado de Barcelona).
The Sant Felip Neri Square, a place of calm. To sit and read a book.
On the walls of the Church of San Felip Neri still remain the impacts of a shrapnel from a bomb dropped by a plane during the Civil War. The bomb killed forty-two people, mostly children who had taken refuge in the basement of the church. In addition to the deaths, the artifact caused the destruction of the houses next to the square. In the reconstruction project, commissioned to the municipal architect Adolf Florensa, it was decided to recreate a place rather than reconstruct the ruined buildings and adapt the facades of the Renaissance buildings, that had not been destroyed, to create two entrances to the square: one from the Avenue of the Cathedral and one from the Via Laietana. The facade of the street entrance of San Felip Neri was also recreated, taking advantage of elements of the old destroyed buildings.
Closest parking: BSM La Boqueria
Metro: Liceu (L3), Jaume I (L4)
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