Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)

Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)

Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)
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Stroll through the historic center of medieval Barcelona and visit some of the city's most important political buildings and gothic architecture.
Duration: 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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  • Yvonne C
    Rancho Mirage, California687 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss the Gothic Quarter!
    So much fun- Great food and sights. The history is everywhere. See the Cathedral and the churches. Felt very safe. Alot of tourists, but the crowds were not overwhelming. We stayed in the Gothic quarter and would certainly stay in that area again .
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 May 2023
  • Michael T
    Columbus, Ohio86 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Get Lost & Enjoy
    My wife and I happened to come down here twice during our stay. It's close to the La Rambla area. Looking at the buildings & architectural detail was an incredible experience. The narrow streets that took you here and there. The Barcelona Basilica is located in this area as well as the Del Mar church. Just take time to enjoy checking out various shops / bars / restaurants int he area. Allow yourself to just get lost and pick a direction
    Visited May 2023
    Written 25 May 2023
  • Melyssa L
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique and beautiful!
    We stayed right in the heart of the Gothic Quarter and we would do it again! The tight and winding streets gave us an authentic experience and allowed us to step back into time. The quarter is littered with many shops and cafes, all within steps of each other. Overall, the area felt safe throughout the day and even after dark. The quarter not only has many tourist attractions within walking distance including La Rambla and the Barcelona Cathedral, but it also has access to public transport that makes it easy to see everything you want! One thing to be aware of, due to the maze of medieval streets, taxis can not make it through all the streets so you may have to walk to meet up with a taxi depending on where you are looking to meet them. Other than that, love this area of the city!!!
    Visited June 2023
    Written 29 June 2023
  • elsa s
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour, great value
    Our guide, Adriano, did a great job. He was easy to understand and, because the area was relatively quiet and uncrowded and our group was small enough, he could just use his voice (instead of the cheap audio system). We especially appreciated some of his historical insights, particularly about Picasso's history with the 4 Cats restaurant. The tour was at a good pace and we appreciated the variety of what Adriano covered--history, architecture, art, food, culture/language, tourism . . . all around terrific activity and a great value. Highly recommend!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 June 2023
  • phat_dawg_21
    Alpharetta, Georgia15,056 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great for people watching
    We enjoy wandering the narrow the maze of pedestrian streets which are lined with interesting shops, and open onto plazas that always have a few cafes. The plazas often were home to street performers. They ranged from entertaining, to in one case, scary!
    Visited June 2023
    Written 17 July 2023
  • digitalroc
    Calgary, Canada2,072 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Barri Gotic
    Once a Roman city with high walls and fortified towers, the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona dates back to over 2,150 years ago, and is one of the most talked about districts in the city. The Gothic Quarter was part of our 3-hour orientation of the city that was facilitated by a local guide. I really enjoyed the architecture, the history of the quarter, and the narrow medieval streets that make being in the Gothic Quarter very special.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia2,023 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved the narrow laneways
    Gothic Quarter is really good to walk around, the maze of narrow laneways seems endless with many shops, cafe and bars at every turn. Very close to La Rambla and the cathedral both excellent areas to explore as well. Take your time walking around all the little laneways to laneways you get to see some amazing and unique buildings and shops.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 July 2023
  • JCW703
    Jerusalem District, Israel2,900 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must Do!
    Visiting the Gothic Quarter was the highlight of our trip to Barcelona- much better than Sagrada Familia. The tight streets and unique shops just begged to be explored / discovered. See it earlier in the day as it gets hot and humid since the wind is blocked by the buildings.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 19 August 2023
  • Life2Travel
    Charlotte, North Carolina1,625 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much history, do a tour
    There is so much history in the Gothic Quarter, don't just walk around, get a tour guide and let them bring the history to life. We took two different tours one as a food tour and one just a walking history tour and learned so much about this area. Don't miss it!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 September 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,100 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Oldest Neighborhood
    This is the very old part of the city. With all of the attention and money that modern tourism have brought to BCN, this area has been cleaned up and is now safe. Narrow streets full of charm and history. The big cathedral is here as well as city hall. Lots of tapas restaurants.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 September 2023
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Debbie G
Ottawa, Canada53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Great server and service,meal was relatively well priced and incredibly delicious. I would highly recommend to all. Very beautiful ambiance
Written 17 May 2024
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Littledumpling12
Queensland, Australia85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A must see in Barcelona. Highly recommend. So good to just walk around and take it all in. Some good shops and cafes in the area too.
Written 16 May 2024
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Graham S
Wadebridge, UK373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Great time visiting new places and exploring this area of Barcelona
I had so much fun
Delicious food
Trips to La Rambla
Visit the Joan Miro Foundation
Go see the beach
Written 13 May 2024
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Erika G
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Beautiful and walkable, with so much to see!! Countless little shops and eateries. Most shopkeepers spoke both English and Spanish. 10/10 recommend.
Written 7 May 2024
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Amanda B
Houston, TX292 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Interesting area of Barcelona but would recommend having a tour guide. Otherwise you won’t know what you are looking at!!
Written 6 May 2024
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Ivana K
Beograd124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is a very nice part of the city to visit, specifically the cathedral is very unusual and leaves an impression. If you buy a ticket, you can go to the roof of the cathedral, the view is not wow, but it is not bad either.
Written 22 April 2024
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barbara D
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Spent a day wandering around the Gothic Quarter. Amazing place. Lots of great restaurants and cafes to choose from. Loved the architecture.
Written 19 April 2024
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Делфина А
Brighton, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
It was lovely experience. The guide was very friendly, professional and well educated about the Gothic Quarter. Highly recommended! 😊
Written 18 April 2024
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Jools W
Yorkshire, UK28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We LOVED this part of the city. Steeped in history, winding little streets with gorgeous balconies, little squares with cafes, shops and bars.
The church is also stunning. A must see when in Barcelona away from the hustle and bustle of city life
Written 20 March 2024
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Michael R
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Amazing the amount of history in this area is unbelievable. The tight narrow streets and the tall buildings all out of sandstone. There’s something to stop and look at on every street.
Written 20 March 2024
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