Gothic Quarter

Gothic Quarter ~ Ciutat Vella

placadelreialgothicquarterThe medieval Gothic Quarter in Barceona is the oldest part of the city and one of the most popular areas to visit.

Stroll along the labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets full of cafes and bars and  discover the lovely Plaça del Rei and Plaça Reial.

Gothic Quarter Shopping Mall

gothicquartersignThe Barna Centre shopping mall was created in 1973, to promote the area and the Portal de l’Angel.

This  upmarket shopping area is overflowing with trendy fashion shops including El Corte Inglés department store,  restuarants, bars and hotels.


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Pla de la Seu (Cathedral Square)

The narrow cobbled streets of the old town makes it feel like you have stepped back in time.  In the Pla de la Seu is the stunning Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia,  the  lovely Gothic  Cathedral of Barcelona which was built around the 14th century.

barcelona street entertainers in the gothic quarterCarrer del Bisbe (Bishop Street – built around 10 BC) surrounds the cathedral and the street entertainers add to the atmosphere of this magical area of the city.

Carrer del BisbeThe Palau de la Generalitat dates back to the middle ages.

The bridge links the Palace to the Canon’s House (official residence of the Catalan President) and was built in 1928 by Joan Rubio i Bellver a pupil of Antoni Gaudi.

At the end of Carrer del Bisbe is Plaça de la Catedral which is famous for its weekend Sardana dances.  Behind Carrer del Bisbe is  Plaça San Jaume where you will find the town hall and Generalitat (Catalan government).

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Plaça del Rei (Kings Square)

Plaça del Rei, Barcelona

The Gothic Quarter is full of lovely squares and the Plaça del Rei  (Kings Square) is said to be the oldest square in the area.

This stunning  square is full of medieval buildings and architectural treasures such as the 16th century Royal Palace and watchtower.

There is also a cafe where you can relax and enjoy the surroundings.


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Plaça del Reial (Royal Square)

placadelreialgothicquarterThe Plaça Reial  (Royal Square) is a magical place to visit full of Palm Trees, shops, restaurants and bars .

The fountain of the three graces taking central place in the square.

This is a popular area to sit on a hot summers day. You can enjoy the hustle and bustle and  the ornate iron lamps which were created by the amazing Antoni Gaudi.

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Plaça de Sant lu

Fredereick Mares Museum Gothic Quarter

The Museu Frederick Mares is tucked away in a shaded courtyard surrounded by orange trees in the Plaça de Sant lu.

Frederic Marès was a sculptor and teacher and was the founder of the museum which includes sculptures from the 12th to the 19th century.

If you are need of a rest this is a lovely place to take a break and enjoy the ambience of the area.

Opening Times:

Tuesday – Saturday  from 10h to 19h
Sundays and holidays from 11h to 20h
Tel: +34 932 563 500


Barcelona Gothic Quarter: 2-Hour Discovery Tour

gothic quarter 2 hour tourExplore the most historic neighborhood of Barcelona on a 2-hour tour of the Gothic Quarter, including the famous Ramblas, La Boqueria Market, and Barcelona Cathedral.

See Roman ruins, remnants of the old Jewish Quarter, Gaudi buildings, and more.

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Where To Stay In The Gothic Quarter ?

cataloniaavinloThe 3 star Catalonia Avinyo is close to shops, bars and restaurants. The hotelfeatures a rooftop pool, hot tub and gym. Rooms are air-conditioned with satellite TV and free Wi-Fi and include a minibar, safe and telephone.

The Liceu and Jaume I Metro Stations are just 300 meters from the hotel

catalonia catedral barcelona The 4 star Catalonia Catedral Hotel is 100 meters from the Cathedral of Barcelona.

The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and a rooftop swimming pool and Japanese-style terrace and garden.  The Brasserie du Gothique serves French cuisine and there is a bar in the lobby.

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