El Barri Gòtic, Barcelona

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Must see · Historic Walking Area · Neighborhood
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 trip itinerary maker app to add El Barri Gòtic and other attractions to your Barcelona vacation plans.
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  • Wear comfortable shoes since the Gothic Quarter is best seen while walking. Impressive building, arches, and stores. Busy tourist area.  more »
  • The Gothic quarter is such a unique place in Barcelona! From the churches to the buildings to the alley ways! I would highly recommend going through the gothic quarter to get a feel what it was...  more »

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