Most people find this tranquil little plaza because they want to dine at Cafè de L’Acadèmia, but in Roman times, Jews and Christians came here to trade. The 13th-century church on the plaza, the Basilica dels Sants Just i Pastor, stands on the site of the original 4th-century Christian basilica in Barcino, and the predecessor to this Gothic church functioned as the seat of the archbishop until the city’s cathedral was constructed. The plaza’s fountain is said to be the oldest water source in the city. Made of Montjuïc stone, it was carved in 1367. Above the three pipes are images of one-handed Sant Just, another of the royal shield, and a third of a shield showing a hawk catching a partridge.
Plaça de Sant Just
Plaça Sant Just
Our Rating Hours Church open Mon–Sat 11am–2pm and 5–9pm, Sun 10am–1pm Transportation Metro: Jaume I Phone 93-301-74-33 Web site Plaça de Sant Just Other Free admission
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