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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...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago

narrow streets with bunch of surprises,restaurant and architecture. it's like the heart of the old part of city.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hadiazamv
Reviewed 1 week ago

Safe with lots of places to Tapas, drink etc. Best location to see all the Old Town sights and easy access to Metro or Hop On bus to go further out to Montjuric or Guiell

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ken R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can walk the entire "Old City" in less than a day, but you will wants to walk its alleys, streets and side streets for many days - it is filled with shops, restaurants, old and beautiful buildings, churches, a Cathedral, theaters, markets, etc., etc....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cyreese
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ciutat Vella is the old city of Barcelona, in the Ciutat Vella the neighborhoods of the Gothic Quarter, El Born and other historic neighborhoods are located. The old town is the heartbeat of Barcelona. Amazing place. Jolly Chriss

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank luckyj_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a must to visit the Old City of Barcelona. Many beautiful buildings, great and lively plazas with restaurants and sometimes music. Some streets with many shops. It all felt wonderful and very safe.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Victoria L
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We enjoyed this area while visiting Barcelona. We stayed nearby and enjoyed the local activities that were convenient.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ken Q
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Cuitat Vella is the most beautiful evocative and vibrant area of Barcelona in my opinion. The area encompasses part if not solely the magnificent Gothic Quarter ( Barri Gótic) and there's just so much to see. It was just so good wandering around this part...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

We toured this during our free walking tour as well and most of the Gothic area. Suggest you do a walking tour.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

probably the most amazing place in Barcelona, streets full of different surprises, restaurants, shops, a real gem of european culture

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Roughly (and technically) speaking, the boundaries of Old Town encompass the Gothic Quarter. Most of us "tourists" feel that the Gothic Quarter is very distinctly separate but, in reality, it is only one of the four neighborhoods in this big piece of real estate. Here's...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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