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Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)

between Las Ramblas & Via Laiteana, Ciutat Vella | Gothic Quarter, Raval & La Ribera, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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As featured in 3 days in Barcelona
Ranked #4 of 317 attractions in Barcelona
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Many of the buildings in this neighborhood date back to Roman and medieval times.
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jakarta
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

i so love this area. found a great tapas bar in the heart of Barri, right in front of the cathedral. and I'm sure so many other tapas choices in other places around the quarter. and take a glass of vino caliente to go, to enjoy your evening stroll even more!!

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Caracas, Venezuela
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Also known as El Born, is a safe (mostly), rowdy, eclectic, busy and fun area at the very heart of Barcelona. Just walk without a map and you'll find yourself surrounded by urban art ancient and new, all kinds of people and good food and drink. Eventually you'll hit a main street and find your way again. Not to miss... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

You must go and wander the labyrinth of streets and alleys in Gothic, loads of shops ( some good some not so !), loads of architecture and normally loads of people.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Holy week so many people in the streets. Gives you good idea of how close people lived in past times. Lots of people to see and sights as well.

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Wolverhampton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The Barri Gotic is a wonderful place to stroll round during the day. The maze of tight little streets is full of surprises, little shops and bars tucked away round every corner. At night however it can be a little intimidating, like everywhere in Barcelona you should watch your wallet and a few times we felt less than safe.

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Yateley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The streets were busy enough to add to the feeling of safety. Plenty of bars and cafes open so that we were well refreshed. Just lovely to drink in the lovely atmosphere.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This is a great area to explore. Be in no hurray and just let your legs take you in any direction to explore! Remember to look up as they are many fascinating structures and architecture on the sides of buildings and on top. Many little tapas bars and other restaurants, some more 'touristy' than others.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

stayed and ate in this area, best part of the city! every little turn and corner seemed to have a lovely little cafe or restaurant and felt very safe throughout! stay here and eat here!!

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

A lovely area to meander around, with lots of nice little independent shops and cafes. I much preferred this area to La Ramblas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

If you have the time to roam around and get a little lost, forget the map and just enter the narrow streets. The cathedral is the focal point, Ferran street is crowded and there are little cafes spread everywhere. They say the chocolate is great but i didn't try it.

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