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George Orwell Square (Plaça de George Orwell)
George Orwell Square (Plaça de George Orwell)

George Orwell Square (Plaça de George Orwell) Tours and Tickets

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Tucked away among the countless alleyways and courtyards of Barcelona’s atmospheric BarrioGotico(Gothic Quarter) east of Las Ramblas, triangular George Orwell Square (Plaça de George Orwell) is named after the English author whose novel Homage to Catalonia was published in 1938 after he had spent six months fighting for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War. He lived in the square briefly and a small plaque marks his house. Formerly a grungy backwater of the Barrio, the square has been radically refurbished and cleaned up alongside much of Barcelona’s Ciutat Vella (Old City), and now has a lively, Bohemian atmosphere; it is surrounded by tall, narrow townhouses decorated with wrought-iron balconies and by

cafés, bars and (many vegetarian) restaurants, whose tables spread out on to the square in sunny weather. Standing tall in the center of the square is a bizarre, swirling metal installation by Surrealist Catalan sculptor Leandre Cristòfol.

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Carrer George Orwell, Barrio Gotico, Barcelona, Catalunya, 08002
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