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This square has been the political hub since the Roman era.
This square has been the political hub since the Roman era. It has been witness to some of the most important events in recent Catalan history, such as the proclamation of the Catalan State in 1931. At one end, there is the Palace of the Generalitat (the one with two flags on the top, the government of the Autonomous Community of Catalunya) and on the other stands the City Hall (three flags). Both are Gothic buildings, although their fronts are newer (the ''Generalitat's'' is the best example of Barcelona's Renaissance art). But if you can go inside, both are very important civil Gothic buildings.
Plaça Sant Jaume, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 02 70 00
The Palau de la Generalitat is a medieval palace that is the seat of the Presidency and the Government of Catalonia
The Temple of Augustus was a Roman temple built during the Imperial period in the 1st century BC as a place of worship for Emperor Augustus
It is the recently re-discovered synagogue from the Jewish quarter, called ''call''
Includes access to underground Roman ruins and a complex of historic buildings in the center of the Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter), as well as being a reasonably good historical museum
The Gothic-style Requesens Palace was built in the 13th century as the largest private palace in medieval Barcelona
The bronze equestrian statue of Ramon Berenguer III the Great, count of Barcelona, on Plaça Ramón Berenguer III, is a replica made in 1950 by Frederic Marès of the original wax statue by Josef Llimona
The Monument de Leandre Cristofol is a surrealist sculpture made from white reinforced concrete, steel tube and wood in the centre of Placa de George Orwell Square in the Gothic Quarter
The Museu del Calçat has been temporarily closed since November 2015