Located between the districts of the Born and the Raval, the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona (barrio gótico in Spanish), where many remains were founded by the Roman people. stretches from the Port Vell (the old port) to the unmissable Plaça Catalunya. This quarter, which is part of the Ciutat Vella district (Barcelona's old town), is bordered by the main avenue Via Laietana and the very famous Ramblas.
The Plaça Reial de Barcelona (Royal Square) is the only arcaded square in Barcelona and is located on the left as you walk down the Ramblas towards the Port. It is the result of a project to convert a former convent. Lined with terraces of bars and restaurants, the plaça reial is a very pleasant place to take a break in the heart of the Gothic Quarter .
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Roman, medieval or Middle Ages, the Barcelona History Museum shares the different stages of the city's evolution.
Scattered all over the Catalan capital, the Barcelona History Museum in the Plaça del Rei, in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, is one of the most rewarding stops in the city.
Which museums to visit in Barcelona
Barcelona's Puerta del Angel (Porta de l'Angel in Catalan) is a passageway that connects the Catalunya square (Plaça Catalunya) to the Cathedral (Plaça Nova) through a grouping of major brands for shopping enthusiasts.
Where to go shopping in Barcelona
As a very important intersection of the city, and a rallying point served by a large number of transports, Plaça Catalunya is one of the most recommended meeting points to get to the centre of Barcelona, where the pigeons have established their headquarters.More about Plaça Catalunya in Barcelona
Meeting point between Plaça Catalunya and Port Vell, the Barcelona's Rambla represents the 2 kilometres of the city's busiest pedestrian avenues, where artists, painters and musicians give the greatest tourists satisfaction.Barcelona Ramblas virtual tour
Bordered by a very pleasant promenade that stretches from Christopher Columbus monument to Barceloneta, and reaches to the beaches of Barcelona, the Port Vell is the oldest port in the city.Virtual trip to Barcelona old port
In "Nou de la Rambla" street, a few steps from Colon viewpoint, the Palau Guell is one of the most beautiful works of Antoni Gaudi and contains architectural treasures and ingeniousness not to be missed.Barcelona Palau Guell little preview
Located at the foot of Port Vell in the historic Drassanes building, the Maritime Museum of Barcelona, MMB (Museu Marítim de Barcelona) protects magnificent reproductions of boats from each period of history.Barcelona's must-see museums
Located a few meters from the Drassanes metro station, at the end of the Ramblas, the Barcelona Wax Museum houses the statues of hundreds of personalities.
Ideal for taking a break before continuing your visit to the Gothic Quarter, just a short walk from Barcelona's famous Ramblas and the old harbour, the restaurant "La Fonda" offers great traditional local cuisine such as paella or fideua in a very original setting.How to get to La Fonda restaurant
A few steps away from Barcelona Cathedral, Le Bun Bo is an excellent Vietnamese restaurant in the centre of the city where the best traditions of the country are accompanied by cocktails in a very local decoration.C\ Sagristans, 3 - metro UrquinaonaHow to get to Bun Bo Vietnam restaurant