Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)

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Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)

Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)
4.5
Neighborhoods • Historic Walking Areas
About
The Central historical part of Barcelona, located between the streets of Rambla and Laetana.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Neighborhood: Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
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.
How to get there
  • Jaume I • 3 min walk
  • Liceu • 5 min walk
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mariohutmaher
Kiryat Tivon, Israel8 contributions
a magical day at the barrio gotico
Nov 2021
we walked through the narrow streets of the quarter in the late hours of the afternoon the sun barely touched the walls of the quarter and added a magical view to the place. as a descendent of the Hebrew people that inhabitated the former Call it was a very emotional experience, imagine...how our ancesters walked around this very streets, shopping in the market' working, and played cards with their christian neighboors. we learned a lot about the history of the place and enjoyed sitting and sipping a cup of tea there.
Written November 29, 2021
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Chrissie H
Norwich, United Kingdom22 contributions
Atmospheric and lively - a must see!
Nov 2021
Love the gothic quarter. Atmospheric and lively, especially at night. Keep an eye on your belongings. I didn't feel particularly unsafe, but the narrow alleyways are a dream for pickpockets. Visited this area several times whilst in Barcelona for 5 days.
Written November 24, 2021
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MoniMagnusson
Stockholm, Sweden81 contributions
The Barrio Gótico is a must while in Barcelona
Nov 2021
There are a lot of little shops, restaurants, coffee shops and tapas bars. All the buildings are beautiful and have amazing details, if you like arquitecture you will love every corner of it, avoid streets with bad lighting at night and be aware that you have to be careful while strolling around with your camera or mobile phone, I totally recommend a vist to Catedral of Barcelona, it is only 9 euros and you get to see the church, go into the claustro (with pretty nice gardens) and go up to the top where you'll get very nice pictures of Barcelona. If you want more tips check on my other reviews :)
Written November 22, 2021
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Artfulvision
Aurora, CO44 contributions
A Must See
Nov 2021
I walked through the Gothic Quarter every day I was in Barcelona. It is so interesting that this area has been in use since Roman times, and businesses and people still operate and live here. There are also wonderful museums, churches and restaurants. Having an international plan on my phone made all the difference to not getting lost. I did a walking tour and it was helpful to understand how things transpired and the reuse of materials over the centuries.
Written November 20, 2021
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Dynamolass
Magnolia, TX106 contributions
Great place to visit and stay during your time in Barcelona
Oct 2021
Various hotels, lots of history, great shopping and restaurants! We enjoyed the hospitality of Aparthotel Arai.
Written November 17, 2021
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Lianaa G
18 contributions
Special visit
Nov 2021 • Friends
It’s such a beautiful city I love Barcelona and all those beautiful architecture Omg it’s so great to visit and see new stuff around the world and especially Europe
Written November 16, 2021
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GM
Huntington Beach, CA18 contributions
great area but be careful
Oct 2021
Its the main place to go in Barcelona. It turns out there are many great neighborhoods in the city with different vibes. This area is pretty cool and clean. Unfortunately its also a magnet for pickpockets, and the prices are higher in this area. For a small example I paid 3.75 for small OJ and 3 for capuchino in this area, but about 60% of that for larger quantities in some great neighborhoods of the city. Its the same thing for hotels - you can get a much better deal by following the train lines out and probably get a safer area to boot. I found it more relaxing to NOT be in this district constantly looking out for thieves (I had a close encounter with a pickpocket in broad daylight)
Written November 1, 2021
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markitiki
Orlando, FL599 contributions
Great for bumbling
Oct 2021
I thoroughly enjoyed wandering up and down the alleys of barri gotic. The architecture and feel of the neighborhood gave me the middle ages feeling. Loads of shops (touristy) to pop in and out of, as well as restaurants. Great way to experience Barcelona and kill a few hours.
Written October 31, 2021
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RJB1215
Fort Lauderdale, FL2,494 contributions
Beautiful Architecture!
Oct 2021
We toured with Gothic District and just were mesmerized by the artifacts, buildings and wonderful streets and alleys that were contained within this area. A must see
Written October 28, 2021
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Jeff W
Des Moines, IA43 contributions
Lots of shops and people watching
Oct 2021
This is a great area to go and 'step back in time' even with the modern shops. Knowing that this was the actual city for hundreds of years with people packed within the walls is very eye-opening. I would recommend first walking the area in daylight to get familiar with certain areas and the basic layout. Recognize a few key structures or shops for reference, then go back in the evening when it really comes alive.
Written October 25, 2021
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