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“Plenty of photo opportunities” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ciutat Vella (Old City)

Ciutat Vella (Old City)
Bounded by Rambla, Universitat, Laietana and Ferran, Barcelona, Spain (El Barri Gòtic)
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Ranked #10 of 323 attractions in Barcelona
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Owner description: This fascinating area is steeped in history, with city hall located in the same spot where kings once reigned. You'll find narrow streets and squares here, with Gothic mansions, museums, historic churches, bars and restaurants. The Placa del Rei is reputedly the place where King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella welcomed Columbus after his voyage to America.
Leeds, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Plenty of photo opportunities”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Just wander the streets which have plenty of opportunities to get photos for your memories of Barcelona

Visited September 2013
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Brasilia, DF
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Ciutat Vella.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Very beautiful place with amazing views and many typical architectural with many choices of restaurants and entertainment for all ages.

muy hermoso lugar con vistas impresionantes y muchos típica arquitectura

très bel endroit avec une vue imprenable et bien typique d'architecture

Lugar muito bonito com uma vista incrível e muitas obras arquitetonicas tipicas.

Visited March 2013
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Krakow, Poland
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Must not miss”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Wonderful medieval layout & building styles. Can be nicely "edgy" at night. Loads of fascinating streets history & sights

Visited September 2013
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Sandnes, Norway
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“Get lost”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Just get lost and wander in the alleys with nice cafees and shops.
Find the hidden placas away from La Rambla.

Visited September 2013
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Limerick, Ireland
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Stepping back in time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

A gorgeous part of town and well worth a visit, to see the historical buildings that now house museums and visitor tours, and also to get a glimpse of the real Barcelona outside of the tourist trap areas like just-next-door La Ramblas. The high walls, stunning ancient doors (one that was a Roman crypt), and stone steps everywhere makes you feel transported back in time, while housing a wide variety of shops and cafes that remind you it's the 21st century! Beautifully preserved and kept, it's well worth a stroll through to give you a proper feel for the real city.

Visited September 2013
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