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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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Unparalleled Beauty Around Every Corner!

This is the Old City of Barcelona, and it's gorgeous beyond description. Upscale shops, a wide range of restaurants, churches, markets... a mix of tourists and locals. Can't be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is the Old City of Barcelona, and it's gorgeous beyond description. Upscale shops, a wide range of restaurants, churches, markets... a mix of tourists and locals. Can't be beaten! According to our guide, a two bedroom apartment goes for about $700/month, making it expensive for locals but not so for expats. If we could speak Catalan, we'd consider moving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I loved the antiques shops, rows of boutiques and great little eateries. This part of the city feels like your seeing the artistic side while experiencing traditional Spanish culture. One of my favourite places to spend a day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

In thre guide book it was described as very narrow. I thought it was pretty normal. We did find the synagogue door that is unmarked but was the one and only once. Some cute shops, found some antiques. No lodging That I could see. Glad I made the walk.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Hotel was located in area. Food, shopping, just enjoy the History of the city. Streets are clean and even washed by the city. Just a lovely area to see.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A lovely area to stroll around and shop and eat - try Cal Pep for amazing seafood. Also 7 Portes for lunch - Art Deco ambiance, amazing pastas. Have fun at a patio seat in the evening - we enjoyed the people-watching and fine tapas. There are many to choose from, we moved from place to place and tried different... More 

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Sneek, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing part of Barcelona. The tiny streets, so many little shops and bars. I absolutely loved Barri Gotic and it is definitely worth it to take at least 2-3 hours to walk around in the tiny streets and alleys, it feels like you are back in time!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Found it on the city map, then went to look for it, some buildings ok but generally nothing you cant see in heaps of other cities, if you want to see old roman buildings why not go to Rome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The gothic quarter is full of old narrow streets opening onto wider squares, it is lively, interesting, with plenty of places to stop for a coffee or a glass of wine whilst watching the world go by. The ancient Roman walls and gates are still visible as are parts of the old aquaduct, you get can get a very good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Barcelona is just full of fantastic and beautifully coloured buildings and the gothic quarter is no exception. If you like your old buildings and appreciate different types of architecture then you must visit the Gothic quarter.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We liked the old Cathedral and the Picasso museum especially. With the comparisons of the early and developing works of Picasso and Dali. The audio systems were excellent.

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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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