Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)

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Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)

Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)
4.5
Neighbourhoods • Historic Walking Areas
About
The Central historical part of Barcelona, located between the streets of Rambla and Laetana.
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2-3 hours
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The area
Neighbourhood: Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
How to get there
  • Jaume I • 3 min walk
  • Liceu • 5 min walk
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Patricio de la Cruz
3 contributions
great place to walk around
Jun 2021
Spend few hours walking aroudn in the gothic, found an amazing restaurant called Señor Piña, they had a view to a gothic church too, love the whole barrio!
Written 6 June 2021
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Bella
6 contributions
Dodgy location
Jan 2021
The location is frequented by really bad behaviour people. Take care of your goods and possessions here.
Written 10 February 2021
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barcel0na2019
Barcelona, Spain12 contributions
Amazing barrio
Aug 2020 • Couples
One of the amazing barrio in Barcelona, there’s a lot of old places. And there is a lot of cafes. I recommend to visit this place.
Written 28 January 2021
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Barcelona Y Day Trips
Barcelona, Spain31 contributions
Recommended Walking Path in Barcelona Gothic Quarter
Dec 2020
each corner you could find something to enjoy .

could be visited by short walk and it is hosting the Jewish quarter of Barcelona city where the oldest synagogue is located there.
the best walking path would be entering from rambla and following signs to reach to the cathedral of Barcelona .
best time to visit is before night and during a day .
don't miss the chocolate street as first penetration street in old city of Barcelona
Written 27 January 2021
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Flyawhey | Health & Travel Blog
Lexington, KY152 contributions
It was an okay stroll through it
Feb 2020
The stroll through this little area was alright. I wasn't "wowed" or anything, it was very beautiful though. The little alleyway is one of the highlights in the area and it's a very short walk away from the famous cathedral. It does get very crowded with vendors and tourists, so if crowds make you anxious then I suggest going to this area early in the morning or during the offseason.
Written 10 January 2021
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UriusT
Vilnius, Lithuania600 contributions
tiny streets
Sep 2020
The heat on these tiny streets, baking and emanating from the omnipresent rock, stone and concrete is impressive. Tiny streets, with buildings that seem far too tall for their size. Zig zags, winding, criss cross. The streets are nearly impossible to navigate without a map, so download one or do the old fashioned physical kind. It's remarkable dense and bigger than expected, we got quite tired out walking in this maze.
Written 7 January 2021
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Angelo S
9 contributions
The Gothic has it all
Jan 2021 • Solo
Everywhere you are in Gothic is picturesque. From super old cathedrals that will make your mouth hang to hidden neighbourhoods. Artisanal shops, coffee, art studios, underground cake and tea shops, historically old restaurants, mitchelin stated restaurants, Relais and chateaux hotels and cocktail bars, hidden bars, roof top terraces, del pi farmers market and gothic cathedral antiques market on Thursdays to pianos being played in the streets and people dancing. Gothic has it all.
Written 7 January 2021
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wila2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands6 contributions
the Barri Gòtic!
Jul 2020
I love Barrio Gotico, "the Barri Gòtic", full of little boutiques and restaurants, romantic hidden corners, street musicians and playing children. Spend half a day walking around.
Written 5 January 2021
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Beeny Jav
5 contributions
Nice stroll
Jan 2020
Very gothic eerie vibes. Had a good stroll around the area, Did not buy tickets to go inside neither did we get the tour
Written 25 December 2020
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia20,968 contributions
The "Gothic quarter" is a marketing invention.
Jan 2020
Barcelona residents who lived in the old city in the middle ages would be very surprised if you asked them how to get to the Gothic quarter. However, they didn`t find out about the fact that their life was spent in the middle ages. The "Gothic quarter" is a marketing invention of the Barcelona city hall of the early 20th century in an early attempt to attract European tourists. The idea to sell Catalan modernism came later, and much had not yet been built and reconstructed, and the block between the Rambla and via Lajetana was already standing. The main purely Gothic attraction is the Cathedral here. Thou with elements of neo-Gothic of the XIX century. But it looks like somewhere in Amiens or Rouen. The secret is simple, it was built according to the project of Rouen Cathedral. In addition to the Cathedral, tourists visit the following landmarks. Plaza Real, the Church of San Jaume and Santa Maria del Pi. The squares of San Giaume (in a different place than the Church) and Ramon Berengar, the houses of the deacon and archdeacon are in the immediate vicinity of the Cathedral. There is also a Bridge of sighs. Not as romantic as in Venice, but still. After visiting the sights or even without doing so, you can wander through the crooked streets of the Old city. In contrast to the rectilinear geometry of the Eixample, here curvature is the norm of life.
Written 6 December 2020
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