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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
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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Spend a couple of hours wandering around this fasinating area glance up as often as you can to look at the beautiful archetecture. Pop into a bar for a beer and tapas. This area... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Spend a couple of hours wandering around this fasinating area glance up as often as you can to look at the beautiful archetecture. Pop into a bar for a beer and tapas. This area is amazing there are a lot of churches to explore, some charge a small fee. there are also lots of little squares that you come across... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

It's fine, but if you want to go from tapas to tapas, and bar to bar, you will be better served staying in El Born or Barceloneta. That said, it does beat La Ramblas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This part of the city needs renovation. A lot of small and narrow streets are bordered by old buildings. There are a lot os small shops, many of them closed because of the economic crisis. It is a nice area to walk around.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

Just a great place to stroll and soak up the atmosphere. Plenty of little shops and cafes but the narrow, winding streets are enough to please in themselves. Walking some of them feels like traveling back in time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The narrow streets, the unexpected corners and fountains make for a fun stroll. It's amazing how the plants grow on these little balconies that hardly get touched by the sun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

To know the city better you may just walking through the historical places as The Gothic Quarter. The spirit of time lives there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The street's are very crowded interesting and beautiful both sides. recommended! don't miss it, . ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I've been to the Gothic Quarter a number of times, but this time, I had a tour by an architectural historian. I strongly recommend this. Your hotel can give you information. The quarter is so interesting but unless you really know your art history, the layers of Roman to medieval to later structures may elude you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

learned so much. many hostels or companies off a free (tips only) walking tour. so much history. beautiful old streets. would exlore this area again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

a lovely part of the city brimming with atmosphere and history. The city cathedral is outstanding - worth visiting the roof area after 1pm daily for fantastic high view of the city. Head to this area for churros and chocolate for breakfast.

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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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