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El Barri Gòtic, Barcelona

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Neighborhood Historic Walking Area
Known for its winding streets and hidden squares steeped in history, El Barri Gòtic is ideal for an historic walk followed by a rest at one of the many trendy bars or cafes. A trip through this colorful neighborhood is a trip through time, as this old city center is still largely intact, retaining much of its labyrinthine medieval street plan, with a multitude of small streets opening into bustling squares. Most of the quarter is closed to regular traffic, though service vehicles and taxis are allowed to pass through. Many of the landmark buildings located here date from the Middle Ages, with several sites harking back to the Roman times. El Cali, the medieval Jewish quarter, is also located within this area. Use our Barcelona itinerary maker to arrange your visit to El Barri Gòtic and other attractions in Barcelona.
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  • This was an awesome place to sit outside in the evenings. Always some great performance going on, was a throughly enjoyable place. Ideal place to take your partner in the evening as it has a lovely am...  more »
  • I love, love, love this area of Barcelona. The narrow winding streets that are lined with little stores, tapas bars, and restaurants will suddenly open up into squares with churches or other buildings...  more »
  • The Gothic Quarter in Barcelona is an area off La Rambla that has been preserved and/or rebuilt to capture the Gothic period. There are churches, narrow streets, lots of shops and restaurants and the ...  more »