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)