The square is one of the places where many important decisions and fatal discussions have been made in the history of the city. In these places, the footsteps of great leaders in Barcelona and Catalonia have stepped. In total contrast, many people were executed in this square. After the execution years, the practice was moved to the Ciutadella Park, and then to the Montjuïc Castle.
This is also one of the largest squares in the city, and around you can see many interesting buildings. Among them, you can see the two Venetian Towers, both 47 meters tall, symbolizing the international development of the city.
You can see the Joan Miró Park from here, named after the famous painter, where there is a statue of the artist's famous statue Dona i Ocell (Woman and Bird).
Nearby you can find Arenas Mall, what used to be the bullfighting arena. In the past, bullfighting was very popular in Spain, though it was less popular in Catalonia. Today the building has turned into the famous Arenas Mall.