Discover the Gothic quarter of Barcelona
The Gothic quarter is the cradle of Barcelona, tells us the story of the city.
The Gothic quarter is the heart of Barcelona, representing its historical and architectural value. Here, on an ancient mound surrounded by marshes, which still holds archaeological finds, was built the Roman city of Barcino. This area is full of beautiful squares. narrow pedestrian streets, which are so fond of strolling tourists.
The Gothic quarter is the heart of Barcelona, representing its historical and architectural value. Here, on an ancient mound surrounded by marshes, which still holds archaeological finds, was built the Roman city of Barcino. This area is full of narrow pedestrian streets, which are so fond of strolling tourists.
Why to choose this area to live
The area is located on the right side of the Rambla, and is the site of the old town stretching to the sea. It’s a real labyrinth made of narrow streets . which will take you on a journey through history, among the ruins of ancient walls and beautiful Gothic churches.
If you like to live in a circle of young people and people from different countries . be in the heart of the city, you’ll like the Gothic quarter. Because of its vibrant nightlife, we do not recommend this area for families with small children. You will live in the heart of the city and smozhetet a few minutes walk to the main attractions of Barcelona. But we must warn you that the district has a large number of pickpockets.
What to see
Portal de l’àngel, a popular shopping and pedestrian street will lead you to the spacious Cathedral square with remains of Roman walls . who once defended the city from attack.
One of the main attractions of the area is Cathedral. in its beautiful inner courtyard you will find 13 geese that live there. From the top of the neo-Gothic facade you see a sad gargoyle.
Right behind the Cathedral is the King’s Square with its impressive Gothic buildings that testify the cultural and economic role of Barcelona in the Middle ages .
On Plaza Sant Jaume there is the Palace of the Generalitat of Catalonia. Check out the Museum of History, located here, to see ancient Roman ruins right in his basement. To learn more about the history of the city, we recommend taking a stroll through this route. in the course of which you will see Barcelona in Roman times.
Nearby you will find another Royal Square, a peaceful place, full of palm trees, to stop and relax in one of its numerous restaurants with terraces .
Where to eat
The Restaurant Can Culleretes
You will be pleasantly surprised at the number and variety of restaurants and bars on the Ferran street, next to the Royal area and leading to Plaza Sant Jaume.
We recommend you to dine in the vintage restaurant in the city of Can Culleretes . If you want to taste the true Catalan cuisine, there is nothing better than to book a table at this magnificent place 1786. Be sure to try their classic Canelones. Go for tapas in Bilbao Berria . known for its tasty snacks and seafood.
And for vegetarians and vegans there are plenty of places to eat, for example, the famous Vegetalia.
In the Gothic quarter you will always find a place to have a drink with friends or dance. Let’s start warming up with the Mercè street, where bars Rabipelao, and Sor Rita, Bombón, where you can enjoy a good Mojito. Then go to Ryans Irish Pub Paradis, with its strong drinks at good prices. Now that the mood is lifted, you can go and dance.
Head to Sidecar Factory club, which organises the best concerts and parties in the city! This club is one of the oldest in Barcelona.
Let’s continue our fun in another mythical place Jamboree. As in Sidecar, here you will hear live music and enjoy concerts by local performers.
The shops in the Gothic quarter
You will be surprised active commercial activities in the Gothic quarter, from the whole shopping street, Portal de L’angel . with well-known brands Zara and Corte Inglés.
The area is also full of small vintage and designer shops where you can buy original gifts. to please family and friends. 😉