Traces of Romans and of ancient walls, the Barrio judío, the Gothic Cathedral, the most significant palaces… It’s impossible to name all the marvels of the Barrio Gótico, the oldest nucleus of the city and its most important historical center. With it’s alleyways, its plazas and the numerous legends it conceals, the Gótico is where you’ll find the oldest essence of Barcelona.
Located in Ciutat Vella, at the heart of the city, the Barrio Gótico is one of the most beautiful areas of Barcelona. The pleasant quarter is delimited by Las Ramblas, Vía Laietana, the Paseo de Colón and the Plaza de Cataluña.
Born over the remains of the Barcino romana, medieval Barcelona was propitious in its construction of churches y gothic palaces that provoked the disappearance of a large part of Roman leftovers. The labyrinthine backstreets and medieval details make it the ideal scenery to enjoy the center of the city with no hurries, delighting in what has been conserved of this glorious past of the city.
There are a large number of reasons to lose yourself in the Barrio Gótico, so we’ll just mention a few:
- La Catedral de Santa Eulalia
- Plaza Sant Jaume
- Carrer del Bisbe
- Plaza Real
- Calle Portal de l’Angel
- Barrio judío
Currently, portions of the first wall are conserved in the Plaza de la Seo, in front of the Catedral de Barcelona. In Calle Ataúlfo exist a gothic chapel that belonged to the Palacia Real Menor de Barcelona y is known as Capilla del Palacio.
Accommodation and access to Gothic Quarter