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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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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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Narrow streets filled with the mediterranean spirit!

Walking through the narrow street of the Barri Gotic was one of the best things we did during our stay in Barcelona. The streets are full of live, commerce, mediterranean... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walking through the narrow street of the Barri Gotic was one of the best things we did during our stay in Barcelona. The streets are full of live, commerce, mediterranean architecture, typical bars... And the street are clean! The city invites tourists to walk around care-freely for hours and n every corner there's a new surprise: an amazing building, an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

no car traffic allowed, therefore, a wonderful stroll around with interesting shops, restaurants and the lovely Cathedral of Barcelona...hire a bike ride along the most narrow streets to see Roman columns and synagogue and other historic landmarks (18 euro for 30 minutes). Skip the Picasso Museum, art was skimpy...not worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is good for history fanatics. Walking in a narrow alley was like walking back in time. Buskers are everywhere playing love songs. There are shops and pubs/restaurants especially in Plaza del Mar. I went to this Irish pub and got free drinks courtesy of fellow Pinoy. Thanks Ronnie.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

leave a few hours to wander the streets, explore the alleyways and shop. Its worth the time to do on your own

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

......amongst the Barri Gotic's winding narrow streets with it's plethora of quirky little shops and restaurants. There are museums aplenty and interesting buildings to entertain and amuse you. A must see when in Barcelona.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Perfect people watching and get a great sense of the old city. Make sure to get off the Ramblas and walk down the side streets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It seems no matter how many times you visit the Gothic Quarter you'll find something new. Be Chocolate was our favourite find here - for serious chocolate lovers. It's very, very touristy with a lot of derelict places but has a wonderful feel to it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This amazing old area of the city is a must to see the original heart of Barcelona. The building's and alley ways are incredible, you can easily get lost in your surroundings. A visit to the Cathedral should be included even though you have to pay, it is worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The historical buildings and the small streets have a very special atmosphere. Everything is full with shops, restaurants and bars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We are staying in El Born right next to the Gothic Quarter. We started by following a walking tour via IPad and ended in the Cathedral. Later we walked around the Cathedral then went home. Saw a little more each following day. So much to see so it is good to have some form of guide to catch most areas.... 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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