In 1823, the site was redeveloped and named Plaza de la Constitución (Constitution Square), giving the plaza its current appearance. Today it is known as Plaza Sant Jaume. On opposite sides of the square stand two of the most important buildings in the city - the Palau de la Generalitat (the seat of the Catalan government) and the Ayuntamiento de Barcelona (Barcelona City Hall).
The plaza occupies the site of the city’s old Roman forum, intersected by the streets of Cardo (now the streets Llibreteria and Call) and Decumanus (now Bisbe, Ciutat and Regomir).
From the Cathedral, the plaza can be accessed via Bisbe Street, flanked by two Roman towers. Right above the middle of the street, is a false, Gothic-style bridge that connects the Palau de la Generalitat with the Casa dels Canonges (official residence of the Catalan President). The bridge was built in 1928 by the architect Joan Rubió i Bellver.
Address: Behind the Cathedral, in the Gótico neighbourhood.
Buses: 14, 17, 19, 38, 40, 45, 59
Metro: Jaume I (L4), Liceu (L3)
Our hotels are situated in the city centre of Barcelona, strategically located in emblematic buildings from the city, close to the historical monuments from Barcelona and to the main cultural and shopping areas. If you stay in HCC St Moritz hotel you will find just a step away Passeig de Gracia; if you want to visit La Pedrera HCC Regente hotel is close to the building; HCC Montblanc hotel is located just in front the Palau de la Música and a few minutes from Picasso Museum, if you come to Barcelona to attend a fair or to see a concert HCC Lugano hotel is located near the Barcelona Trade Fair and to The Olimpic Ring, from HCC Taber hotel you will last 5 minutes walking to Plaza Catalunya, the best option close to the Sants station is HCC Open hotel; if you want to visit the Camp Nou or the F.C. Barcelona museum stay in HCC Covadonga hotel in Diagonal Avenue.
If you prefer to know other singular places from Catalunya come to the HCC Ciutat de Berga hotel situated in the heart of the city in the middle of the Pre-Pyrenees and HCC Montsia hotel is perfect to enjoy the Ebro Delta.