Create a personalized day-by-day trip in moments

Today: All day
This Week
Sunday:All day
Monday:All day
Tuesday:All day
Wednesday:All day
Thursday:All day
Friday:All day
Saturday:All day

Catalan Historical Center

The Plaça de Sant Jaume is a square at the center of Barcelona's Old City, and the administrative heart of both the city and surrounding Catalonia. It's located at the former center of the Roman city of Barcino, where its main streets, the Cardo (modern day Llibreteria and Call streets) and Decumanus (now the streets of Bisbe/Ciutat/Regomir), crossed. At this junction there was the forum and the Temple of Augustus, of which four columns are preserved on top of Mont Tàber, found at the adjacent Paradís Street. Among many significant historical events which took place here, the proclamation of the Catalan State happened here in 1931, and the Sunday tradition of performing Catalan dances here still holds strong today.

Utrip Tips

* Recommended by local expert Danny Adler

Open in Google Maps: placa sant jaume

More in Barcelona

Granja La Pallaresa

Prepare your mouth for the world famous “chocolate con churros” duo at Granja La Pallaresa, located in ... Read more

Ziryab Hookah Lounge

If you're looking to relax after a long day's travels, a visit to the Ziryab Hookah Lounge might be... Read more