In Spanish: El Barrio Gótico de Barcelona
While looking for what to visit in Barcelona, you might come across different places that will be pretty breathtaking. Truth be told, the city has tons of unique sites where people can enjoy a tour in Barcelona. One of those places we are talking about is the Gothic Quarter Barcelona, a beautiful and mysterious neighborhood in the city center. If you feel curious already, you came to the right place.
History of the Gothic Quarter Barcelona
Barcelona is quite a huge city, and through its history, many magical places have been built. One of those is the Gothic Quarter, which is an exciting part of the city waiting for those looking for something to inspire their souls.
The Barri Gòtic (in Catalonian), which is another name people can also refer to when talking about it, is considered to be the historic center of the old city of Barcelona. Like many other places, the Gothic Quarter is a place that has a story to tell in each corner you visit.
Something quite interesting when talking about this area is the name. We refer to it as the “Gothic Quarter”, but most of the buildings are not from the Gothic era. They were built between the 19th and 20th centuries, and it allowed the old neighborhood, which was pretty boring, to become an attraction for tourists in Barcelona.
But things didn’t stop there. It is known that during 1929 the project of the Gothic Quarter was almost completed and to the eyes of the world, the Gothic Quarter was an attraction no one ever saw in Barcelona, locals were used to living it in a different way, more ordinary.
Thanks to this famous neighborhood, the region of Catalonia was starting to be perceived as important from around the world because tourism became something important for the region and this represented a remarkable step. The Gothic Quarter had some restorations alongside new buildings, so the project actually ended in 1960.
What to see in the Gothic Quarter?
The historic center of Barcelona is not a little thing people can just talk about. People will have a perfect view of different places when walking through it, which is great for those Barcelona tourists that want to have an incredible experience.
The Gothic Quarter begins in La Rambla and goes all the way over through another important street named Via Laietana. People can also come across this place when walking from the Mediterranean Seafront of Barcelona and until the Ronda de Sant Pere. Basically, it is an area that will take you some time to visit.
Also, there’s something important that needs to be mentioned here. The Gothic Quarter is not only some houses, as some people might think. There are many important landmarks that tourists will definitely need to visit to complete their tour in Barcelona.
Important landmarks in the Gothic Quarter
The importance of the Gothic Quarter is bigger than people actually think! Here are some places that you can visit while visiting Barcelona:
- Rests of Roman and Medieval walls.
- Rests of an old Roman Temple.
- The Santa Eulalia Cathedral.
- Church of Santa Maria del Pi.
- Plaça del Rei.
- Palau Reial Major.
- Plaça de Sant Felip Neri.
- Plaça Sant Jaume.
- Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya.
- Basilica of La Mercé.
- Plaça Reial.
- Els Quatre Gats
- Palau Güell
There is an important Barcelona train station found in Plaça Catalunya which is part of the Gothic Area as well, so planning a visit to it is quite simple.
Are you planning a visit to the Gothic Quarter?
Once we’ve learned how important this place is, and all the things that are awaiting us, there’s no doubt that this is a place that most Barcelona tourists will love to visit. Are you prepared to meet it as well? Join us and we´ll fly you through this historical and magical place.
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