The square was planned by Francesc Daniel Molina i Casamajó in the 19th century. Notice the lamps on the famous street of Plaça Reial. These lamps, with 6 arms each, were designed by the famous Gaudi, the architect and artist who left his impact on every corner of this wonderful city. The lamps were planned by Gaudi in 1878, when he finished his studies. In 1902, when Gaudi was already famous and well-known, the lamps were placed in the square. Six arms on the lamps are great examples of Gaudi's abilities to combine usefulness, with decorations and aesthetics.
The fountain at the heart of the square also adds to the atmosphere here, and so do the street vendors and the shoe shiners on the street.
For stamp fans or coin collectors- on Sundays there is a covered market at the square for stamps with coins, a small but lively market.