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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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Ranked #8 of 335 Attractions in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Loved exploring the narrow streets of this very quaint area. Really enjoyed just strolling and people watching.

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Just steps away from La Ramblas, this quarter is filled with many gems. Get a coffee, your guide/map (you will eventually get lost) and just walk. There are so many churches, cathedrals, bazaars and places to eat. Do not forget to see La Catedral de Barcelona (it's really hard to miss that one anyway).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We loved the gothic quarter, with it's history and it's shopping! Just a warning though, if you intend to tour the cathedral make sure you are wearing shorts/skirt longer than your knees and that your shoulders are covered otherwise you won't be let in.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Today we opted to spend our time on our own. I had read Cathedral by the Sea, and wanted very much to see it when we got to Barcelona. Took a taxi and asked him to drop us off at the Church. Beautiful old Church with many Statues of various Saints, each with candles that you could light to honour... More

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

One of the high points of our trip was wandering around these little streets, with small bars, restaurants, tapas or shops around every corner. We extended our stay too over a week (from 3 days), we couldn't get enough!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Being in the "old city" of several other European cities this one felt the most authentic and was fun to adventure.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

A must see easily accessible to and from Ramblas, the pedestrian thoroughfare. The cathedral, the placas, the streets, the shops...all to take in the feel of this older area of Barcelona.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This is really an amazing part of Barcelona. The streets are tiny and narrow and really around every corner you discover something new. Had some of the best tapas by just walking up to a place that looked good. Also, had some great Sangria pretty much every place we stopped. The shops are small and some are very touristy but... More

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ST LOUIS MISSOURI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We had no idea of the small little roads that wind through the area. Warning - we got totally lost and my GPS on the IPad stopped working for a while - but what a wonderful place to have that happen! We kept walking and enjoyed the area and finally hit a major road, which is the street of everything... More

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

There are many different sites to see in the Gothic quarter including a Gothic Cathedral. The music hall was quite beautiful. We just spent a few hours walking around and enjoying the architecture and the area.

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