The Gothic Quarter

The Gothic Quarter

Neighborhoods of Barcelona: The Gothic Quarter

Located in the Ciutat Vella district, in the heart of the city, the Gothic Quarter (Barri Gòtic) is the oldest nucleus and one of the most beautiful areas of Barcelona. The pleasant neighborhood is delimited by Las Ramblas, Via Laietana, Paseo de Colón and Plaza de Cataluña.

  • Plaza del Rey
  • Plaza Real
  • Plaza Real
  • Cathedral of Barcelona
  • Walking the Gothic Quarter
  • Born on the remains of the Roman Barcino, medieval Barcelona propitiated the construction of churches and Gothic palaces that caused the disappearance of most of the Romanesque remains.

    The narrow and labyrinthine streets of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona make up the ideal setting to enjoy the city center without haste, reveling in the remains that remain of the glorious past of the city.


    What to see in the Gothic Quarter

    The Gothic Quarter of Barcelona has many tourist attractions for all tastes, among which we could highlight the following:
    Cathedral of Santa Eulalia: Also known as la Seu, Barcelona Cathedral is a famous example of Gothic Catalan architecture dating from the 14th century.
    Plaza Sant Jaume: Political center of Barcelona, it is the place where the Town Hall and the Palace of the Generalitat of Catalonia are located.
    Carrer del Bisbe: Pleasant pedestrian street that connects the Plaza Sant Jaume with the Cathedral.
    Plaza Real: Located next to Las Ramblas, this surprising neoclassical square is one of the most pleasant and lively in the area.
    Plaza del Rey: Headquarters of the Royal Palace since the beginning of the Middle Ages, it houses a collection of medieval buildings that house part of the Museum of the History of the City. The museum includes interesting excavations that allow to know the city from its Roman foundation in century I a.C. Until the Barcelona of the Middle Ages.
    Calle Portal de L´Angel: Composes one of the most pleasant and complete commercial arteries of the city.
    Plaza Nova: Located in the immediate vicinity of the Cathedral, this cozy square still retains part of its two ancient Roman towers.
    Frederic Marès Museum: Located in a part of the old Palace of the Counts of Barcelona it makes up a singular space in which the works of the collector Frederic Marès are exhibited.
    Jewish Quarter: Although the neighborhood known as El Call was abolished more than 600 years ago, it is still possible to find some remains of the Jewish quarter of the city.


    Walking Tour Recomended

    Enjoy the historical center of Barcelona accompanied by our professional local guide. In addition, our guide is a photography professional and will guide you at the same time that you will propose fun activities where you will make spontaneous photos that you will not forget. Do not hesitate and enjoy this unique tour in Barcelona. It is one of the best walking tour of Barcelona without a doubt.

    It is price is 39 € per person and has daily departures from Plaza Catalunya at 11:00 am.


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