Gothic Quarter

Welcome to Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter.

It’s here that you’ll find some of the city’s oldest monuments, and here that you’ll catch a glimpse of a past life in Spain. Originally the center of a Roman settlement, then the region’s Jewish quarter, the Gothic Quarter underwent a massive restoration project at the turn of the twentieth century. Today you’ll find a hodgepodge of architectural styles, ranging from Medieval to Gothic to Flamboyant to Modernisme.

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Best things to see at Gothic Quarter

Points of interest include the Roman Walls, which skirt Plaça Ramón Berenguer and date to the fourth century CE; the Columbus Monument, located at the intersection of Passeig de Colom and La Rambla; the Catedral de Barcelona; and of course, La Rambla, a tree-covered boulevard that doubles as a pedestrian mall.

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Best way to get to the Gothic Quarter

Because the Gothic Quarter is an entire neighborhood, there are many ways to get there. The wheelchair accessible subway stop at Liceu on the green L3 line might be a good bet. On the orange line, try the Jaume I stop on L4. Bus stops are littered all across this neighborhood, and might get you closer to your exact destination within the area.


Best parking near the Gothic Quarter

Many parking lots are located near and inside the Gothic Quarter. Parking Ciutat Vella will leave you right next to Església de Sant Jaume, while Interparking La Rambla will leave you closer to the water.

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What’s the best way to see the Gothic Quarter?

Get a walking tour that will highlight your interests, or simply wander the streets. We recommend walking if the weather is nice. You won’t be able to drive through many of the narrow streets.


What should I bring?

A camera and good walking shoes, since the streets’ cobblestone can be difficult to navigate with only sandals. Be vigilant for pickpockets in this area.


What exactly is there to do here?

Mostly, admire the beautiful architecture in the neighborhood. This area also has a few interesting museums and great restaurants.

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