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Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Address: | Mediterranean Seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: 34634534333
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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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Barcelona Guided Walking Tour: Secrets of the Gothic Quarter and History Museum
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Stories and Legends of the Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

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A great place to wander around.

A really wonderful place to wonder around, very easy to spend an afternoon or even a whole day here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

A really wonderful place to wonder around, very easy to spend an afternoon or even a whole day here.

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Turned out to be the best. Learn so much about art and history., one of the best tour including paid in many European cities. We paid 41 Euro for the Vatican tour, it was boring, over crowded and learn nothing.

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Be forewarned that the closer to the waterfront the sleazier the crowd. With in he Gotic quarter you could wander for days. We thought that the cathedral tour was so interesting and had fantastic views of the city. It's cheap and worth it. The Roman ruins and walls were fascinating but the crowd was dense and the later it got... More 

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A lovely area of the city to explore. There are many different and beautiful buildings. Look up to appreciate them all.

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This area of Barcelona was one of my favorites. Take some time to walk around and get lost in the Gothic Quarter. There are tons of great shops and tapas restaurants. Very much preferred this to the crowded chaos of La Rambla.

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Just meander through the streets and admire the architecture, chic shops and bustling quaint restaurants

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My favorite part of Barcelona. It's enchanting, (air)tight and interesting. Getting lost there is more lust than anxiety. Grab a nice sangria to share (or not) and relax in a cafe in dead end in this lively part of the city. It really has a whole different vibe from the rest of the place, definitely recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well... It is definitely the top area visited in Barcelona. However, I must say it is under the shadow of other historic highlights of Europe. So, if you had previously visited Florence or Venice or Rome or Athens or Istanbul, it is not as interesting. But this is your first time with an European old town, it is appealing. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Barri Gotic encompases the historic and cultural heart of Barcelona. It is here that the visible ancient Roman city wall circles, where narrow laneways still evoke a grand trading past.

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While traveling from one attraction to another, I did everything on foot so that I wouldn't lose any sights. What's to be said is that this quarter is magic with a splendid architecture in most of the buildings. There were even some "attractions" that I found without expecting.

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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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