One of the prettiest squares in Barcelona is also one of the hardest to find; the Placa de Sant Felip Neri is hidden away next to the cathedral. You may stumble upon it quite by accident and be unable to find it again. This enchanting square is the perfect place to find a spot of peace and quiet in the Gothic Quarter. But as pretty as the square it, it's actually got a tragic history. The square was bombed during the Spanish Civil War, and 42 people, most of them children, were killed. The houses around the square were also completely destroyed. You can still see the holes from the bombs in the walls. The square was reconstructed, and today it's home to the Museum of Footwear, a school, and a church, as well as a beautiful octagonal fountain.
One of my favourite spots in the city. Even in the crowded center it is often quiet here.
reviewed by Maria from Poland on Jul.04.2017