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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 #5 of 326 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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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed walking and cycling around this charming part of Barcelona. As it was very warm, the shaded streets meant we were able to keep cool whilst enjoying some of the area's lovely squares. Lots of lovely shops and galleries.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed wondering around, but could never get a feel of where we were in the maze of the Barri Gotic. Our map didn't outline the nooks and crannies of the passageways well and it was a blind effort on our part. I think if you knew what you were doing, it could be worthwhile. Alas, we didn't and just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Don't miss out on the paella ( mixed or black rice) from the Santa Maria del mar restaurant on the plaça. :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Just walk around the Barrio Gotico, stop at small galleries, visit the Picasso Museum, eat at a taberna, bar, or restaurant, and relax. Feels very safe. Take lots of pictures.

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ISTANBUL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Wonder around and enter into all streets and historical buildings and squares, that was great if you are into history especially. Touristic friendly structure and clean quarter is a must see. There are even very nice and creative places to eat or dring, do not miss.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed walking around this area quite a bit. While this is still a touristy area, it is not as bad as las ramblas and with quite a bit more charm. Definitely recommend.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

If happen to be in Barcelona you must wander through Gothic quarter, it will be like travelling through times: you will start your journey in 1st century AD when barcelona was a Roman colony and then go to Middle Ages with its bewitching cathedrals and then to neogothic period.

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Laguna Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Definitely one of our best moments in our trip as you wander through and find some yummy goodness of tapas or gelato. Definitely a great place to get dropped off on one end by a taxi and then wander through and go with the flow of human folks and find some hidden gems and then taxi out. :)

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Learned so much during the wonderful walking tour that left from the tourist information center at 9:30 . We used the discount voucher from the Bus Touristic booklet that we got at the hotel. Very interesting to learn about the Jewish Quarter and how the Jews were blamed for the Bubonic Plague and massacred 100 years before the inquisition, and... More

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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Mostly El Barrio Gotico is associated with the Rambla - the crowdiest and the most smelly place in Barcelona. Lots of tourists, artists, police and pickpockets. Didn't stay long.

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