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Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)

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Address: | Mediterranean Seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Many of the buildings in this neighborhood date back to Roman and medieval...
Many of the buildings in this neighborhood date back to Roman and medieval times.
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Great place to walk around

the old town and new. It is lovely quarter to walk around, you see lots around you, little street that you go down and you find a little gem

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

the old town and new. It is lovely quarter to walk around, you see lots around you, little street that you go down and you find a little gem

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This was, by far, my favorite section of Barcelona. So much history you can just feel as you walk the closed in cobblestone streets. Spent almost an entire day just wandering around and "getting lost". If you visit Barcelona, you must spend time wandering the Barri Gotic for sure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed our first stroll around the gothic quarter on our 3rd day in Barcelona - so much so that we went back almost everyday after that. Best word to describe the atmosphere in this area is "alive". It feels different walking around this area - unique from the other parts of the city. Although there are plenty of tourists... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Favorite place to talk in Barcelona, though I'm not an expert. Thousands of people see the area every day but the back streets are quiet enough to feel like you've discovered a building or a stone carving on the wall. The Cathedral sets the tone but there are bars and restaurants that stay lively late.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Its a place to capture the perfect pictures with the raw background! (hahaha). Its wonderful to spend a couple of hours in Gothic Quarters!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was an incredible area. We spent two days roaming thru this part of town. We went into all of the old churches which were all incredible inside- they were worth the price of admission.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A lot of history and wonderful cobblestone streets. There is so much to see every time you turn a corner. There is a cathedral and remnants of the old wall and temple of Augustus, and many restaurants and shops as well. A walking tour would be helpful to make sure you don't miss anything. Spent a lot of time there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The reviews I had read about the Gothic Quarter did not give it the credit it deserves, I found the quarter a totally magic place with endless narrow streets and alleyways, each leading to new finds, shops, bars. When the Cathedral appeared in front of me at the end of one alleyway, I was amazed I had only walked a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This old section of Barcelona is made up of winding narrow alleyways opening onto squares. They can take you to the harbor or over to the Picasso Museum. At first they seem a bit scary like you'll never find your way around, but soon you realize which directions lead where. They are full of little surprises: inlaid tile images on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This area has some nice older architectures. Good area to walk around. Very convenient to the old cathedral. We did not attempt to enter any of the buildings, but the walk was pleasant.

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Address: | Mediterranean Seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighborhood 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.
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