Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter is one of the four neighbourhoods that form the Ciutat Vella (Old city) district, or in other words, the Old Town. This neighborhood full of narrows alleys and old churches is very famous due to its proximity to the famous Las Ramblas, as well as its nightlife. Remember that if you want to make the most out of your visit you need to be lodged somewhere central. If you want, you can take a look at a few of our < title="apartments in Barcelona" href="http://www.desigbarcelona.com/en/apartments/barcelona/gotico/" target="_blank">apartments in Barrio Gotico, an alternative to hotels.

For those who dsn’t know it, Barcelona’s Barri Gòtic is a hidden gem as far as medieval and gothic architecture is concerned. There are several places of historical importance and very well convserved, such as Barcelona Cathedral, a gothic cathedral built on top of a romanic cathedral.

One of the free activites to do in the Gothic Neighbourhood is to walk along its streets and squares. We recommend you the following places which are a must see in Barri Gotic:

Portal del Ángel: The perfect place for doing your shopping. Here you’ll find all the shops you might need. If you’re around this area during dinner time, you can have dinner at Els 4 Gats, a famous place in Barcelona which has appeared in movies such as Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

Plaza de la Catedral: You cannot enter the cathedral without paying a fee, but walking around the square and enjoying performances by street artists is free.

Plaza de San Felipe Neri: This is one of the most concealed squares in Barrio Gótico, despite is special charm. This place was the scenario for Evanescence’s My Immortal video.

Plaza Sant Jaume: This square is surrounded by the Ayuntamiento de Barcelona (City Hall) and the Generalitat de Catalunya Palace (Autonomic government ). This square is crossed by the Ferran street where you’ll find lots of shops and food stablishments. If you want to have a snakc around here, you should try Conesa, a local sandwich legend. You can also have a couple of beers at Ryans an Irish Pub with affordable prices.

Plaza Real: This is the perfect place for having a drink in the afternoon or to go out by night. Here you’ll find several bars and restaurants. We can recommend you to have dinner at Les 15 nits, but you need to arrive early if you do not want to spend too much time waiting in the line.

Portaferrissa: This is another of the fabulous commercial streets in Barri Gotic..

Pi street & Plaza del Pi: The short Pi street ends at the cosy Pi Square, a place to have a snack or drink at any hour of the day.

Avinyó street: This street, full of bars and shops, ends up at the seafront. If you walk around here don’t miss the chance to have an ice cream at Belgious, where you can find the most exotic flavours .

Plaza de la Vila de Madrid: At this square, at the center of the commercial area,  there is an excavation that shows a  En esta plaza, en el corazón de la zona comercial del barrio Gótico, encontrarás una excavación de remains of a Roman burial road.

Even if you do not follow this guide along or any of our recommendations, you’ll still be able to get lost within the alleys and discover mystical spots, small alternative bars and shops for each style.

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