NileGuide Expert Says:
For everything and anything foreign, check out FNAC department store, right across from the Plaza. It contains all types electronic gadgets, magazines in all languages and also has a nice coffee shop below. Best to go early in the morning to avoid the crowds.
passeig de Gràcia
(Ronda de Sant Pere)
08002 Barcelona, Spain
tel: +34 93 368 9700(Tourist Information)
NileGuide Expert tip:
There's a great vibe during night time in Placa Catalunya. For more of a 'local' feel, take a seat in the square and buy 1 Euro beers from the guys in the streets.
If coming to Barcelona, you have to frequent Placa Catalunya. One of, if not the most popular plaza in Barcelona, this 5000 meter square is the cross roads between where the old city and the new city meet. Sitting at the top of the Gotico and Raval and leading into the Eixample and Gracia neighbourhoods, Placa Catalunya is not only a landmark but a gathering point for locals and tourists alike. Hosting outdoor, free concerts and celebrations, Placa Catalunya is right next to El Corte Ingles, FNAC and an abundance of other popular shops and cafes. There's always something happening in the plaza, even if it's just hippies sitting and playing guitar while children run around screaming, it's never dull.