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Ciutat Vella

| Bounded by Rambla, Universitat, Laietana and Ferran, Barcelona, Spain
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This fascinating area is steeped in history, with city hall located in the same spot where kings once reigned. You'll find narrow streets and squares here, with Gothic mansions, museums, historic churches, bars and restaurants. The Placa del Rei is reputedly the place where King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella welcomed Columbus after his voyage to America.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“old city” (135 reviews)
“narrow streets” (87 reviews)
“el raval” (7 reviews)
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| Bounded by Rambla, Universitat, Laietana and Ferran, Barcelona, Spain
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Found our way there from the harbour ,wandered about for an hour or two ,and enjoyed the Atmosphere the narrow alleys gave

Thank Denis H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gothic quarter is a combination of small narrow street together with a number of monuments and squares. Spend some time to just walk around and discover new details around each corner.

Thank Frank B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While there are lots of tourist-type shops and eating places, also so many stores/bar-restos of beautiful quality, tucked away on narrow side streets. Lots of fun!

Thank TravelerfromCT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The very best places to start your visit to Barcelona! Stroll around and "get lost" in the warren of tight streets and alleys of the old town. Great shops, boutiques, galleries, restos! Surprisingly safe both day and night.

Thank ScoBern
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting location just set behind Las Ramblas. It looked scruffy during the day but really came alive at night. Loved the little "Pop Up" Bars that opened after about 9ppm and served some of the best Tapas. Our hotel was fairly basic but very...More

Thank Kathryne14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ciutat Vella is the old city, the centre of Barcelona, made up of four neighbourhoods with La Rambla running through the centre. Our hotel was in the Barri Gotic neighbourhood of the old city and it was a great vantage point from which to visit...More

Thank Aafia
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Having discovered this neighbourhood during our last stay in Barcelona, we were determined to spend a bit more time there during our most recent visit to the city. It is located not far off La Rabla and adjacent to Barcelona Cathedral. During our most recent...More

Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Me and my friend visited Barcelona and choose to stay in this hotel because of the location factor, the rooms are good front desk staff is nice and cooperative. We booked through booking.com at much higher rate than the rack rate at the hotel.Everything else...More

1  Thank Rahul H
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Get your best shoes, you'll need them to discover all the streets and corners of this area! La Barceloneta, El Gòtic, El Raval, La Rambla, Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera, etc. Many things to see!

Thank magtner
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Good area to walk around, coupled with the Gothic Quarter. Old, tight streets with small local shops, bars etc. Not every street is 'chocolate box' pretty, but bags of character. Well worth a visit, just to amble along. Easily accessed from La Rambla.

Thank GaryMBR
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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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
...More
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