Barcelona Gothic district

Barcelone Gothic quarter

the oldest and most popular district of Barcelona

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 Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic in Catalan), is without a doubt one of the most popular areas of Barcelona ; it is made up of an impressive number of small streets, which will lead you from square to square, through a mixture of beautiful architecture.
Among the monuments, tourist attractions, and other unmissable treasures that nestle within this maze of culture, the Cathedral, Plaça Reial, as well as the Temple of Augustus, are definitely not to be missed during your trip to this district.

To explore in the gothic quarter of Barcelona

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The Santa Eulalia Cathedral
Permanently inhabited by geese that protect the cloister, the Cathedral of Saint Cross and Saint Eulalia (Santa Eulàlia in Catalan) is a Gothic church in Barcelona whose current building was mainly built between 1298 and 1450.
The body of Santa Eulàlia, co-sponsor of Barcelona, is buried there.
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Plaza Real (Plaça Reial)

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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Musée d'histoire de Barcelone
Barcelona History Museum

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.
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La puerta del Ángel

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.
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Barcelone plaça Reial
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Barcelona gothic quarter map

Gothic Quarter Metro

Where to start your visit to the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona ?
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Gothic quarter Barcelona metro

There are plenty of options for visiting Barcelona's Gothic Quarter by metro :
  • With the line 1, get off at the Urquinaona station, which is just a few steps from Plaça Catalunya, the Catalunya station that leaves you at the foot of the most famous square of Barcelona.
  • With the line 3, the 3 metro stops Catalunya, Liceu and Drassanes, which run along the Ramblas from Plaça Cataluña to the port, provide access to different parts of the Gothic Quarter.
  • With the line 4, get off at the Jaume 1 metro stop, which takes you to the heart of the Gothic Quarter, a short distance from the magnificent Cathedral of Santa Eulalia, Santa Maria del Mar and the Picasso Museum.
  • Barcelona's Gothic Quarter price : The access to the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona is free.
  • Barcelona Gothic Quarter timetable : The Gothic Quarter of Barcelona is accessible 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
  • Barcelona Gothic Quarter address : Barcelona's Gothic Quarter is located between the Ramblas, Avenida Laietana, Plaça Catalunya and the old port of the city.
  • At the foot of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter

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    Barcelona Plaza Cataluña

    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.

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    Barcelona Rambla

    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.

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    Barcelona port Vell

    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.

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    Palau Guell

    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.

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    Maritime Museum of Barcelona

    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

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    Barcelona Wax Museum

    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.

    Barcelona Gothic Quarter itinerary

    How to get from the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona to Parc Guell
    To get to Parc Guell from the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, follow line 3 (green) in the direction of "Trinitat Nova" and get off at either Lesseps station (monumental part) or Vallcarca station (upper part).
    How to get from the Gothic Quarter to the Sagrada Familia
    To get to the Sagrada Familia from the oldest part of Barcelona, take line 3 from Drassanes, Liceu or Catalunya stations in the direction of "Trinitat Nova" and change with line 5 at Diagonal to the Sagrada Familia stop.
    How to get to the Camp Nou stadium from the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona
    To get to Camp Nou from the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, take line 3 from the Drassanes, Liceu or Catalunya stops (direction Zona Universitaria) and get off at the Palau Reial stop and follow the street "Carrer de Marti i Franquès".
    How to get from Barcelona's Gothic Quarter to the beaches
    Take the metro from Jaume 1 station of line 4 (Cathedral side) to Ciutadella Vila Olimpica station which leaves you at the Olympic Port of Barcelona.
    How to get from the barrio gotico of Barcelona to Montjuic
    To get to the heights of Montjuic from the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, 2 options:
    - take the metro, line 3 from Drassanes, Liceu or Catalunya, to Paral-lel and then the Montjuic funicular,
    - or take the Montjuic cable car which is at the foot of the Port of Barcelona.
    How to get to the Rambla of Barcelona from the Gothic Quarter
    Barcelona's Rambla runs along the Gothic Quarter from top to bottom; look for the Plaça Catalunya or the square where Christopher Columbus's monument, which marks the beginning and end of the Ramblas, stands as a landmark.
    Access to the Gothic Quarter from the port
    Leaving the port behind you, towards Plaça Catalunya on the Ramblas, take any street on your right to explore Barcelona's Gothic Quarter.
    How to get from the Gothic Quarter to Barcelona Airport
    To go from the Gothic Quarter to the Prat Airport by metro, take line 3 on the Ramblas at Drassanes station to Zona Universitària and change to line L9 South which will take you to one of the terminals of your choice..

    Where to eat in Barcelona Gothic quarter

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    La Fonda restaurant

    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.

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    Bun Bo Vietnam

    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 Urquinaona

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    Barcelona Gothic Quarter The oldest district of Barcelona

    Just a few metres from the city's old port, Barcelona's unmissable Gothic Quarter (Barrio gotico in Spanish) is a maze of alleys, each as different as the next, which carry the tourist flow from square to square through the charm and history they exude.

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