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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 #8 of 331 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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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

And it's free if you wander around without a guide. It's quite safe and full of tourists even at 1 am. In some of the evenings there are guys playing the guitar in the squares. Sometimes you get lost but the scenery it's to good to bother. The only downside is that many times this narrow streets are quite smelly.

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Amelia Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The old city and its magnificent Cathedral stand out. The streets are even narrower than the ones in the more modern parts of the city. There is usually some kind of entertainment going on in the square in front of the Cathedral. Heads up there is a 6E entrance fee which I didn't think was right to charge for a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Great area to just wander around and find incredible and interesting places that show you what BCN used to be like.

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Newdelhi india
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

After finishing sight seeing at Las Ramblas we headed for the Gothic Quarter which adjoins it & also rivals it as among the top choices for the tourists in Barcelona.Its main attraction is that it is a mix of the old,having remnants of the Roman past; & the new!Being in the center of the city with many famous attractive places... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Lovely little streets where you come across loads of little cafes, shops and museums. We spend an afternoon just wandering and looking and discovering strange little places like the Mammoth Museum and the more expected Gothic Cathedral. Occasionally you come across a larger square where it's great to eat and drink - be aware that even if there is a... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Too many people, but hey, you're one of them ;0) the monastry close to the basilica is a must see, you will have to wear appropriate clothing to get in - no tops and shorts. Otherwise it is calling for both the romantics and the history interested. Personally, I went for structure, architecture and history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

The small twisting streets hide small shops and restaurants that worth exploring. Don't be afraid to go for a wander off the beaten path.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy walking around this area. I was wrong! We had an evening walk around this area and wished we had more time exploring! The cathedral was magnificent, the letters 'Barcelona' was cute and even going through the small alleyways was quite enjoyable. The most important part we felt quite safe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We spend three days in there and I wanted more!!! Many stores and culture all around you! Loved the cathedral and portal del Angel and oh we loved Placa Reial!! At the and of the trip we regretted that we did't stayed at a hotel there!

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I like to walk around the small streets in this quarter specially the part without shops and manly with artist delivering live music

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