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Barri Gotic

Destination(s): Barcelona

The Barri Gotic can be seen in a day's walk, but it's best to give it the two days it deserves, especially if you're going into sites. Appreciate all it has to offer. Go deep into the city's history at the Museu d'Historia de la Ciutat. Discover the Roman Temple d'August. Consider its Jewish past. Enter its many churches: the Cathedral Seu, Maria del Mar, Pi, La Merce...and people watch in its squares: San Felip Neri, la Seu, Sant Jaume, Rei, Reial, Pi... Think you need someone to lead you through? Try a walking tour. read more about Barri Gotic

Grand Hotel Central Barcelona

Grand Hotel Central Barcelona

  • via Laietana 30
  • Vía Layetana 30
  • tel:2.177588
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  • Barcelona, Spain
Museu d´Història de la Ciutat

Museu d´Història de la Ciutat

  • plaça del Rei
  • tel:+34 93 256 21 22
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  • Barcelona, 08002

A village beneath a city. Barcelona's hidden gem. The Museu d'Historia de la Ciutat digs into the city's past. An audio guide, which is included in the price of admission, explains the history of the approximately 4,000 square meters of Roman ruins which are buried about 20 meters under the current city's street level. These ruins were discovered in the 1920's when the city underwent an urban reformation by cutting into the Gothic Quarter to create a major through street, the Via Laietana. read more about Museu d´Història de la Ciutat

Barri Gòtic

Barri Gòtic

  • carrer de Jaume I 14
  • tel:+34 93 368 9730 (tourist information)
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  • Barcelona, 08002

One of the oldest neighbourhoods in Barcelona, the Gotico remains at the heart of Barcelona's downtown district. Both grungy and trendy, this neighbourhood is filled with small nooks and crannies, bars, cool restaurants, niche shops and eclectic jewelers. Just a stone's throw from the Born and the beach, the Gotico is home to Barcelona's magnificent Cathedral which dates back to 14th century. It is also home to Placa Reial, the most well known square for backpackers as it's home to the ever so popular Kabul Hostel. read more about Barri Gòtic

Plaça Sant Jaume

Plaça Sant Jaume

  • Plaça de Sant Jaume
  • tel:+34 93 368 9700(Tourist Information)
  • Barcelona, 08002
Café Zurich

Café Zurich

  • plaça de Catalunya 1
  • Ciutat Vella
  • tel:34 93 317 9153
  • Barcelona, 08002
Casa de la Ciutat (Ajuntament)

Casa de la Ciutat (Ajuntament)

  • plaça de Sant Jaume 1
  • tel:+34 93 402 70 00
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  • Barcelona, 08002
Plaça Catalunya

Plaça Catalunya

  • passeig de Gràcia
  • (Ronda de Sant Pere)
  • Barcelona, 08002

If coming to Barcelona, you have to frequent Placa Catalunya. One of, if not the most popular plaza in Barcelona, this 5000 meter square is the cross roads between where the old city and the new city meet. Sitting at the top of the Gotico and Raval and leading into the Eixample and Gracia neighbourhoods, Placa Catalunya is not only a landmark but a gathering point for locals and tourists alike. Hosting outdoor, free concerts and celebrations, Placa Catalunya is right next to El Corte Ingles, FNAC and an abundance of other popular shops and cafes. There's always something happening in the plaza, even if it's just hippies sitting and playing guitar while children run around screaming, it's never dull. read more about Plaça Catalunya

Palau de la Generalitat

Palau de la Generalitat

  • Carrer de Sant Honorat 1-3
  • tel:+34 90 24 0012
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  • Barcelona, 08002
Rambla de Canaletes (La)

Rambla de Canaletes (La)

  • La Rambla
  • Top of Rambla
  • tel:+34 93 368 9700
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  • Barcelona, 08002
Carrer Ferran

Carrer Ferran

  • carrer de Ferran
  • Barcelona, 08002
Rambla dels Estudis (La)

Rambla dels Estudis (La)

Parroquia de Sant Jaume

Parroquia de Sant Jaume

  • carrer de Ferran 28
  • tel:+34 93 302 22 89
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  • Barcelona, 08002
Portaferrissa

Portaferrissa

  • carrer de la Portaferrissa
  • Barcelona, 08002
Plaça del Pi i Plaça Sant Josep Oriol

Plaça del Pi i Plaça Sant Josep Oriol

  • plaça del Pi
  • tel:+34 93 285 3834 (Información turística)
  • Barcelona, 08002
Palau Episcopal

Palau Episcopal

Sant Maria del Pi

Sant Maria del Pi

  • Plaça del Pi 7
  • tel:93-318-47-43
  • Barcelona, 08002
Plaça Sant Felip Neri

Plaça Sant Felip Neri

  • plaça de Sant Felip Neri
  • Barcelona, 08002
Amaya

Amaya

  • La Rambla 20-24
  • tel:34 933 02 10 37
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  • Barcelona, 08002
Iglesia de Sant Felip Neri

Iglesia de Sant Felip Neri

  • plaça de Sant Felip Neri 5
  • tel:+34 93 317 3116
  • Barcelona, 08002
Gran Teatre del Liceu

Gran Teatre del Liceu

  • La Rambla 51-59
  • tel:34 93 485 9998
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  • Barcelona, 08002
Museu del Calçat

Museu del Calçat

  • Plaça de Sant Felip Neri 5
  • tel:+34 93 301 4533
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  • Barcelona, 08002
Rambla de Sant Josep (Mercat de la Boqueria)

Rambla de Sant Josep (Mercat de la Boqueria)

The flower vendors on the Rambla Sant Josep make for a colorful and scented background to the fantastic Mercat de la Boquería. The food market started as much smaller stalls, perhaps on the scale of the flower stalls. It was originally a traveling market dispersed on the outside of the city walls. However the Ramblas soon became a pedestrian throughway and the stalls merged into one official and permanent market on the Rambla Sant Josep in 1827. Several years later the convent of Sant Josep was demolished and the market moved into the space where shoppers continue to buy delicacies today. The variety and quality of fruits, vegetables, sweets, and meats are unbeatable and perfect for a traveler's picnic. At the entrance fruit stands always offer fresh squeezed tropical juices, and throughout the market the best lunches are had at bars and restaurants which serve the freshest ingredients possible...from the stands to their kitchens. read more about Rambla de Sant Josep (Mercat de la Boqueria)

Catedral La Seu

Catedral La Seu

  • Pla de la Seu
  • tel:+34 93 315 1554
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  • Barcelona, 08002

The Cathedral la Seu is also known as the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia, a saint whose crypt is in the cathedral and is one of Barcelona's patron saints. This place of worship can be viewed from the square in front of it only because several years ago it was decided that an entire block of buildings should be torn down to better appreciate the grandeur of the construction. The interior is a treasure box full of elaborate chapels. The first one on the left displays a marble baptism basin which is said to be the very place where Christopher Columbus brought the first six "Indians" from the Americas to be blessed. An impressive choir, located in the center of the central nave, is a typical characteristic of the interiors of Spanish cathedrals. Walking through the cloister visitors can step over the burial grounds as the tombs of the rich and important line the floor. read more about Catedral La Seu

Rambla dels Caputxins (La)

Rambla dels Caputxins (La)

Barcelona Cathedral Museum

Barcelona Cathedral Museum

  • plà de la Seu
  • tel:+34 933 10 2580
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  • Barcelona, 08002
Plaça Reial

Plaça Reial

  • rambla dels Caputxins
  • (La Rambia)
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  • Barcelona, 08002
Plaça del Rei

Plaça del Rei

  • Plaça del Rei
  • tel:+34 93 315 11 11
  • Barcelona, 08002
Carrer Avinyó

Carrer Avinyó

  • carrer d'Avinyó
  • Barcelona, 08002
Palau Reial Major

Palau Reial Major

  • plaça del Rei
  • tel:+34 93 315 1111
  • Barcelona, 08002
Basílica de la Mare de Déu de la Mercè

Basílica de la Mare de Déu de la Mercè

  • plaça Mercè 1
  • tel:+34 93 3152756
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  • Barcelona, 08002
Iglesia de Sant Just i Pastor

Iglesia de Sant Just i Pastor

  • plaça de Sant Just 6
  • tel:+34 93 301 7433
  • Barcelona, 08002
Carrer de la Mercè

Carrer de la Mercè

  • carrer de la Mercè
  • tel:+34 93 285 3834 (tourist information)
  • Barcelona, 08002
Temple d'August

Temple d'August

  • carrer del Paradís 10
  • tel:+34 93 315 2311
  • Barcelona, 08002
Walking tour of Gothic Quarter with the Cathedral and Picasso Museum

Walking tour of Gothic Quarter with the Cathedral and Picasso Museum

  • plaça Nova
  • tel:+34 93 285 3834 (Tourist Office)
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  • Barcelona, 08002

On any given day, one of the most popular questions to be asked while strolling around Barcelona is: Where can I find the Cathedral? One of the most poignant landmarks in the city, this Romanesque architectural vision, is located in the Gothic Quarter (barrio Gotico) of Barcelona and attracts streams of tourists day and night. The Cathedral has been reformed and rebuilt several times and when looking closely it's easy to see the architectural differences from across the centuries. In addition to the Cathedral, the Gotico has a host of incredible Gothic style buildings, small quaint squares and of course the Picasso Museum. read more about Walking tour of Gothic Quarter with the Cathedral and Picasso Museum

Discovering the Jewish Gems of Catalonia

Discovering the Jewish Gems of Catalonia

  • carrer de Sant Sever
  • tel:+34 986 22 1399
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  • Barcelona, 08002