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Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)

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Address: | Mediterranean Seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 634 53 43 33
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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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One of Europe's great walking neighborhoods

Absorb the culture of Spain in one neighborhood. We found a little shop that, on the spot, would handcraft a leather belt 30 minutes for less than 50 euro. While you wait you... read more

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We first visited the gotic quarter quite late the first day we arrived and thought i was a bit sketchy. There was quite a smell of weed around in the streets and was also offered to visit a "coffee shop" with my pregnant wife. Not very cool but we later found a lot of small cozy tapas restaurants and when... More 

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Absorb the culture of Spain in one neighborhood. We found a little shop that, on the spot, would handcraft a leather belt 30 minutes for less than 50 euro. While you wait you can have an espresso, and chat with the locals in a few languages. Food options were more meager than we expected -- it isn't Paris -- so... More 

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Lovely place to visit. Architecture, cobbled streets, shops and cafes. The old cathedral is a fabulous building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My hotel was literally a short walk from Gothic Quarter. There are many different things to see(a few cathedrals, the government palace, many bars/restaurants, shops, etc). Don't be afraid to venture in those narrow streets..you will be fascinated with the sights(make sure to bring a good map so you can get back to the hotel or metro station lol).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My sister and I had researched the Gothic Quarter and had reserved a full day to explore. We started at the Cathedral and then just walked all over. Absolutely stunning and such a great day!

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Lovely part of the city. We strolled down there each evening and we found a different street each time! Lots of hidden little tapas bars and cafes. . A must see!

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This in my view is the best area in Barcelona. I love the architecture the roman walls and cathedrals. The small streets, the cafes and shops. Dont visit Barcelona without stopping here

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you haven't walked the maze of streets in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter then you haven't visited Barcelona. The combination of narrow streets, austere architecture and endless culinary delights has something for everyone. Right up there with Florence and Venice in my opinion.

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It's a nice place for visiting and take a look. I like the architecture art of churches and I enjoyed my time inside the building especially the open courtyard very beautiful.

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Get away from the big avenues and experience getting lost in the big maze of small streets. It's really safe to walk around and the best shops and caffes and tapas places are hidden there. Take your time to enjoy the architecture and the numerous tourist attractions (museo dali-barcelona, picasso museum, the cathedral...). I spent a hole week in Barcelona... More 

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood 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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