The Gothic Quarter is one of the most famous landmarks in Barcelona. Located in the heart of the old city, this neighborhood features a fusion of buildings dating from Roman times to the 20th century. Welcome to one the most interesting places to visit in Barcelona.
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The main attribute of the Gothic Quarter is the antique aspect of its buildings, narrow streets and the near absence of traffic. In fact, many areas are for pedestrians only and built like a labyrinth of winding streets and hidden squares.
Places to see in the Gothic Quarter
- Gothic Cathedral. Barcelona’s Gothic Cathedral is the gateway to the heart of Barcelona, located between Vía Laietana and La Rambla.
- Bisbe Irurita Street. This gorgeous pathway leads from the Cathedral to Sant Jaume Square, featuring one of the most photographed bridges in Barcelona.
- Church of Santa Maria del Pi. With a 54 meter high tower (which can be seen from La Rambla) is one of the most incredible structures of the neighborhood.
- Sant Jaume Square. Features the City Hall and government buildings.
Sant Jaume square
- Plaça del Rei (King’s Square). One of the most beautiful corners of old Barcelona. This 14th century square houses the Museum of History of Barcelona.
- Plaça Reial (Royal Square). This square is famous its charming and lively atmosphere.
Some of the gothic buildings were built in this style from scratch during the early decades of the 20th century up until the mid 1960’s.
How to get to the Gothic Quarter
The Gothic Quarter is located in the area between La Rambla and Via Laietana, and from the seafront.
Metro: Line 3, Liceu station or Line 4, Jaume I Station.<
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