SANT JAUME SQUARE
Sant Jaume Square has been Barcelona’s political centre since 1823 and hosts two of the most important buildings in the city: Barcelona City Hall and Generalitat Palace. Located amid Barcino Romana (old Roman city) and Cardus and Decumanus streets, it is part of the former Roman Forum. Its ruins can still be seen from Paradis street.
Throughout the years, Plaza Sant Jaume has become the heart of demonstrations, demands and popular celebrations. It also hosts human tower competitions, a Catalan tradition that is deeply rooted in the local culture of the district. If you travel to Barcelona during the regional festivals, don’t miss this and enjoy an unforgettable local experience.