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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
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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 at it's best

Best (free) part of Barcelona. Beautiful narrow medieval streets next to the much overrated Rambla de Catalunya. A must visit for anyone spending more than two hours in Barcelona.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Best (free) part of Barcelona. Beautiful narrow medieval streets next to the much overrated Rambla de Catalunya. A must visit for anyone spending more than two hours in Barcelona.

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Only in Europe can you walk in such narrow streets :) We loved the charming neighborhood. The church is spectacular from the outside, but we did not go in.

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didnt like the dangerous area around. borne its close by and seems safer. no one touched us but many people came close by to sell us things

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I don't know if it's the heat, or bc scent rises, but all of a sudden during a self guided walking tour I would get a whiff of sewer stench or a body B.O. Then I would smell fried calamari (This is true in entire Barcelona ) Smells of the town aside, it's a chuck full of things to see.... More 

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The Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, is one of the nicest places to visit on the old side of the City, where you can find all ind of Museus like Picasso, Churches like Santa Maria del Mar, , little streets plenty of Bars/Restaurants , and also near the Borne Museum where the antiche Romans rests have been found and restored since... More 

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I will always prefer to stay nearby whenever I visit barcelona again. This place is buzzing even in the night. There are various beautiful old buildings with ancient spanish architecture. The cathedral is also located in the gothic quarter which is worth a visit. There are many narrow lanes which can only be reached by foot or on the cycle.... More 

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Sit and soak up the sounds and views at a pavement bar and get lost wandering around the tight alleyways

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Old Town dates back to Roman times before Christ was born. Time travel thru ancient aquaducts, gates, walls and streets. Then buildings from 12th century onwards. Facades are not supposed to be destroyed. Lots of cafes, grocery and souvenir shops in area.

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Gothic still offers the ambiance of an old medieval city without being too touristy. There is something for everybody from culture over history to food and drinks. Just like the city originated from the Gothic area, this is a good place to start your city trip.

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The whole area is worth a stroll as there are so many interesting buildings and shops, (independent and chains) The whole of Barcelona is amazing!

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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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