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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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Beautiful architecture, wide squares and lots to choose from for food! Definitely recommend a walk around and potter around the little shops.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful architecture, wide squares and lots to choose from for food! Definitely recommend a walk around and potter around the little shops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

You can't walk through these streets without feeling the history which is in every stone. Anyone who appreciates the past will be transported into the world of our ancestors. I have read original letters and journals of merchants who walked these streets hundreds of years ago. For me it's special. I hope it can be special for you too.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Walking through this old quarter gives a flavor of the old town. We had a guide who helped us understand the history and move through the small narrow streets. It is also a place wee later wandered.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Nothing extra ordinary.The cathedral on the corner is worth seeing.You need to be in appropriate attire to visit inside.Beware of pickpocketing

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Lovely and individual shops, bars and restaurants. Great buildings and a feeling of getting real culture

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

When visiting Barcelona, definitely set aside a few hours to roam the Barri Gotic. Don't even bother trying to navigate. Just step inside the maze of narrow streets and wander. Get lost. Stop in some of the neat little shops and maybe stop for a snack or drink at one of the little patio cafes in one of the quaint... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Take the Rick Steve's Guided walk (audiobook) into the Barri Gotic. What a charming quarter of Barcelona, filled with history and even an unearthed ancient Roman road flanked by Roman tombs. The cafes and chocolate shops are filled with delicacies and must not be missed. Great shopping also- thanks to local artisans and crafts vendors. Don't miss it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I've visited Barcelona a few times now & everytime I love to return to the Gothic Quarter, such a beautiful place & a must do when in Barcelona.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Quaint alleys, hidden cafes and shops. Wander about as long as you like and gaze at the unique buildings, plenty cafe bars for hungry and thirsty tourists.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The area has really changed since my last visit 12+ years ago. Very crowded and touristy, lots of tchotke shops, smoothies, etc. The unique shops I remember are gone.

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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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