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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
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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A superb area packed with interest - architecture, vibrant life. I have been several times and loved it, but I was apprehensive at first, wondering just how to look out for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

A superb area packed with interest - architecture, vibrant life. I have been several times and loved it, but I was apprehensive at first, wondering just how to look out for thieves, given that we were a family group with children. Robbery this time was in the crowded metro though, entirely the fault of my son-in-law trusting his back pocket.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

brilliant place to visit. it will take you back in time it can be done with the Picasso museum as it hardly few minutes walk. old architecture and lanes will be amazing to see

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Chisinau, Moldova
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The narrow streets and the Gothic architecture transport you directly to the Middle Ages. Try to get lost in the numerous back alleys, and you can imagine what it was like to live back then.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Loved this place/area. The streets are awesome, the ambiance is great, food great. It's very picturesque. Just strolling along all these walled streets was fantastic, even at night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

To walk around this area of living history was so wonderful! This old medieval city is still alive and well with restaurants and shoppes, museums and churches and markets. Walking the maze of narrow streets is a bit confusing yet exciting.

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Can't imagine visiting Barcelona and not strolling through the narrow, midieval streets of the gothic quarter. This is one of the better examples of a European old town that I have seen. Narrow, angled streets going every which way, begging to be explored. A real treat.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

An essential area to visit. Bars, restaurants, shops, architecture ...Lovely. You never know whats going to be in the next street!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A very unique place, different and interesting. Lots of history around that medieval building and remains from the Ancient Roman times. Is a great place to learn the history of Barcelona

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The streets are a maze and there is something down nearly all of them. Spoke to a local who said they still go wrong! Plenty of places to eat, drink, shop or just look at. Take a map, and at night politely refuse to buy beer on the streets. Other than that, enjoy.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My two twenty-something sons and I took a walking tour of the Gothis Quarter and Jewish sites with the wonderful Abel. He was not performing nor selling, just telling us terrific and fascinating stories about who once lived where, how historical events and leadership affected people primarily in the 13-15th centuries. Along the way, we learned other aspects of Barcelona's... More 

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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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