Plaça de Sant Jaume

The Plaça de Sant Jaume is located in the city center , in the Old Town of Barcelona, known as The Gothic Quarter.

It is the political and administrative heart of Barcelona. It has the same function on the Roman and Medieval period, and it's still being so.

It occupies the former Roman Forum , where came the two main streets of the colony: Cardo and Decumanus , where took place the most important events of public life .

Also in the same place stood theTemple of Emperor Augustus, from which remain only four columns you can currently see at Paradis St. , very close to the square.

The Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya , so the Catalan Government Headquarters; and the Casa de la Ciutat or Barcelona's City Hall , are both located in the Square, facing each other.


  • How to get there

Location:

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Public transport:

Metro: L3, Liceu stop / L4, stop Jaume I.
Buses: 14, 17, 19, 40, 45, 59.