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The architecture in the Gothic Quarter ( Barri Gótic ) is packed with plaza's and if you enjoy grand architecture then head to Placa Sant Jaume, this superb square not only houses the wonderful Casa De La Ciutat ( City Hall ) but Palau De...More
This is an impressive building on Plaça de Sant Jaume. It was originally built in the 18th century and has served several purposes since then, including housing the Catalonia parliament twice, before and after Franco. The building sits across the square from Barcelona city hall....More
We came across this large, three-story building when wandering the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter. The Palau de la Generalitat and the City Hall opposite dominate the Quarter’s massive Placa de Santa Jaume. It was Easter weekend when we came here and a crowd...More
Palau dela Generalitat de Catalunya is a nicely built structure on Placa St. Jaume of the Gotic Quarter. It is quite impressive among the neighboring buildings and visitors normally come to take photos in front of the building with flags flying high above.
I visited during St George's Day when they open to the public. Such a beautiful building, and a very interesting visit. Recommended if you happen to be around for April 23rd! (Saint Jordi is the patron saint of Catalunya.)
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.