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59 reviews of Gothic Quarter

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Historical richness and influx of business

One of the most emblematic and representative neighborhoods of Barcelona is the Barrio Gótico, the Gothic Quarter. This area is very well located and quite accessible from any part of the city.

It encompases what one could call the old part of Barcelona, there you have many monuments of great heritage and historical value, from medieval buildings and squares, to real relics of the Roman period.

One of the most interesting features is that walking only a few minutes one can see buildings and squares of different time periods. The most outstanding building is the Cathedral of Barcelona, one of the lovely Gothic constructions on a central square.

Also, walking in the winding and paved paths you can feel the medieval atmosphere. This sensation can be felt walking to the different squares like Felipe Neri, Plaza Nova or Plaza del Ángel. Apart from the historical richness of this neighborhood, it has recently witnessed an influx of business and consumption and there are now many fashion shops, restaurants, galleries and bars; all this under a Gothic veil after which the neighborhood is called and fundamental to feel and live Barcelona.
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Never boring

The Gothic Quarter of Barcelona is the Eastern part of the Ramblas, the old part of town, where the streets are narrow, the center is pedestrian and it is always so packed it is sometimes hard to walk.

You'll get lost in the streets at first, but you'll catch on soon enough. From little square to small streets, from church to bars, the neighborhood surprises you. You'll definitely never get bored. You can't miss the magnificent Cathedral of the city and various gothic-style churches.

You can climb the tower of the Cathedral to get a panoramic view of the rest of the neighborhood. There are also various museums, Plaza del Rey with the museum of the city for example. Plaza del Rey is one of the most beautiful squares of the old neighborhood. There is also the Palacio Real Mayor, the Palace Chapel, the Palau de Lloctinent, the palace of the owner, which had the archives of the crown of Aragon.

The Gothic Qurter is also the ideal place to go shopping. In the main streets there are the main national and international brands, as well as souvenir shops and typical products of the region, handicraft and gastronomic products.
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Soaking up the essence of barcelona

Each spot, each street, each stone makes you vibrate with a different story. Going through the streets and mixing up with the people is soaking up the essence of this old Barcelona, so many times described and with so many things still to be discovered that no visitor can remain indifferent.
Ramón García Yáñez
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The heart of barcelona.

The Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic) is truly the heart of the city of Barcelona. It was there, in the middle of a beautiful maze of old streets, we discover the Gothic Cathedral of Santa Eulalia (Seu dubbed in Catalan), with its 80 m boom and cloister houses a small garden where 13 geese live figure symbolizing the age of Sainte Eulalie died a martyr. They are there since the Middle Ages supposed to protect the premises from intruders. Nearby, Carrer del Bisbe, a sort of bridge-balcony (archi photographed) crosses the street. Yes, street carrer said here: we are in Catalonia, the official language is Catalan, not Spanish (do not panic, Spanish is spoken and understood there too). And Catalan people are very attached to their cultural identity. The idea of ​​independence of Catalunya is also a recurring topic of discussion. Plaça del Pi, the Placa del Rei and Placa Nova is a little nerve centers of the Barri Gotic, which is nevertheless peaceful face the excitement of Las Ramblas. Plaça Sant Jaume, on the front of the "Casa de l'Ardiaca" (which now houses the City Archives), a curious mailbox: the turtle was the slow pace of justice, and the swallows, the speed with which lawyers want to argue; this building was once the headquarters of the Barcelona Bar. That explains it ...

Le coeur de barcelone.

Le quartier gothique (Barri Gòtic) est véritablement le cœur de la ville de Barcelone. C'est là, au milieu d'un superbe dédale de ruelles anciennes, qu'on découvre la cathédrale gothique Santa Eulalia (surnommée Seu en catalan), avec sa flèche de 80 m et son cloître abritant un petit jardin où vivent 13 oies, chiffre symbolisant l'âge auquel Sainte Eulalie est morte en martyre. Elles sont là depuis le Moyen Age, censées protéger les lieux des intrusions.

Tout près, Carrer del Bisbe, une sorte de passerelle-balcon (archi photographié) enjambe la rue.

Oui, rue se dit ici carrer: nous sommes en Catalogne, la langue officielle est le catalan et non pas l'espagnol (pas de panique, l'espagnol y est compris et parlé aussi). Et le peuple catalan est très attaché à son identité culturelle. L'idée d'une indépendance de la région catalane est d'ailleurs un sujet récurrent de discussion.

La Plaça del Pi, la Plaça del Rei ou la Plaça Nova sont un peu les centres névralgiques du Barri Gòtic, qui pourtant reste paisible face à l'effervescence des Ramblas.

Plaça Sant Jaume, sur la façade de la "Casa de l'Ardiaca" (abritant aujourd'hui les Archives de la ville), une curieuse boîte aux lettres: la tortue représentait la lenteur de la justice, et les hirondelles, la rapidité avec laquelle les avocats veulent plaider; ce bâtiment fut un temps le siège du barreau de Barcelone. Ceci explique cela...
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Always different

The Gothic Quarter is the biggest memory I have today of medieval Barcelona, ​​and is a very atmospheric place with a special atmosphere, and to relive the past in times of revival fashions. After several years living here, I've discovered two absolute truths about this place. The first is that, the whole network of ancient streets that form, are enjoyed more drifting aimlessly, and the second is that no time is as above. A beer at any place, a street, a group of street musicians, a tavern hidden an autumn evening ... Everything can change radically amazing and different times. From the beating heart of the neighborhood, where stands the imposing cathedral, to the magnificent Plaza Real, always bustling, surrounded by plenty of bars and a lively nightlife, the Gothic Quarter, as I said, not surprising. Point and part to Born, where cultural offerings, with wonderful museums like the MEAM or Picasso, and many art galleries, is growing. Also you shall be pleasantly surprised with the charm of the Cathedral of the Sea, just off the vibrant Paseo del Born, backed by numerous cafes where every night is ideal for a jazz alternative. In short, if you seek history, culture, entertainment, art and charming corners, the Gothic always falls short of expectations.

Siempre diferente

El Barrio Gótico es el mayor recuerdo que tenemos hoy en día de la Barcelona medieval, y es un lugar realmente evocador, con una atmósfera muy especial, y que permite revivir épocas pasadas en tiempos de modas revival. Tras varios años viviendo aquí, he descubierto dos verdades absolutas acerca de este lugar. La primera, es que, todo el entramado de calles antiguas que lo forman, se disfrutan mucho más dejándose llevar sin rumbo fijo, y la segunda es que ninguna vez resulta igual que la anterior. Una cerveza en cualquier plaza, una calle, un grupo de músicos ambulantes, una taberna escondida...

Desde el corazón latente del barrio, donde se alza la Catedral, hasta la concurrida Plaza Real, rodeada de multitud de bares y con una vida nocturna muy animada, el Barrio Gótico, como ya he dicho, no deja de sorprender.

Punto y aparte para el Born, donde la oferta cultural, con museos como el MEAM o el Picasso, y numerosas galerías de arte, no deja de crecer. También quedareis gratamente sorprendidos con el encanto de la Catedral del Mar, muy cerca del efervescente Paseo del Born, donde cualquier noche es habitual un concierto de jazz alternativo.

En resumen, si buscáis historia, cultura, diversión, arte y rincones con encanto, el Gótico siempre está a la altura de las expectativas.
Javi Villaverde
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Barcelona. barrio gothic.

Barcelona Barcelona ... I want to share with you all MI. That is my Barcelona? Barcelona's medieval Gothic quarter, the narrow alleys and dark stone ... with bows and lampposts ... with faces of stone on the facade, with "bruixas" you look from the cathedral walls. Oi ... are not witches, are the ornaments of medieval leaks ... Best time to get lost in the shadows of the wind (for me!) Is the Sunday morning, when there are no tourists and car shops genre. Also not bad walk around this area at dusk ... But watch with bags;)) ... Best view to explain the pictures and VIDEO: Another day '' share with you my other Barcelona, ​​Barcelona sea and from the sea .... Incidentally, Gonzalo, I can "climb" on this page my creative work on the Gothic quarter if on Youtube? It's very nice, really!

Barcelona. barrio gótico.

Barcelona...Quiero compartir MI Barcelona con todos vosotros. Que es mi Barcelona? Es Barcelona medieval, el barrio Gótico, los callejones estrechos y oscuros de piedra...con los arcos y las farolas...con las caras de piedra sobre las fachadas, con las "bruixas" que te miran desde los paredes de catedral....Oi, no son las brujas, son los adornos de las goteras medievales...
Mejor tiempo para perderse entre las sombras del viento (para mi!) es el domingo por la mañana, cuando no hay turistas y coches de genero de las tiendas. También no esta nada mal pasear por esta zona en los crepúsculos...Pero, ojo con los bolsos ; ))
Mejor ver que explicar...Aquí las fotos y VIDEO: ''
Otro día compartiré con vosotros mi otra Barcelona, Barcelona de mar y desde el mar....

A propósito, Gonzalo, puedo "subir" en esta página mi trabajo creativo sobre el barrio Gotico si esta en Youtube? Es muy bonito, de verdad!
Julia Benzal
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Gtico neighborhood, barcelona

Barcelona, ​​capital of Catalonia, Spain, is a modern, cosmopolitan and innovative. There you find people around the world, who move between streets and modern buildings of innovative design. But not everything is contemporary and current 'Barna', as it is commonly called. The Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic) is an example of how the 'story', the 'old' can mingle with the 'new' form of integrated and non-competitive. This is one of the neighborhoods that form the Old Town (Ciutat Vella) and Barcelona where he was born. It was the places I liked to visit the city because there all buzzing. Formed by stone buildings of the period of the Middle Ages and narrow streets that form a maze through which is well worth getting lost! Here you will find cute shops, restaurants and bars, as well as some of the most important administrative buildings of Barcelona. You can also find street performers, tourists, explorers and locals who come and go to their homes and their jobs. It is also in the Gothic Quarter which is the San Felipe Neri Church and the Cathedral of Barcelona. The neighborhood is lovely and it is no coincidence that served as a location for scenes in the movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona, ​​directed by Woody Allen. Eating and drinking can be cheaper there than in the Ramblas, for example. Take the opportunity to enjoy a good paella or traditional tapas.

Bairro gótico, barcelona

Barcelona, capital da Cataluña, Espanha, é uma cidade moderna, cosmopolita e inovadora. Lá você encontra pessoas do mundo todo, que transitam entre ruas e prédios modernos, de design inovadores. Mas nem tudo é contemporâneo e atual em 'Barna', como comumente é chamada. O Bairro Gótico (Barri Gòtic) é um exemplo de como a ‘história’, o 'antigo', consegue se misturar com o 'novo' de forma integrada e não-competitiva. Trata-se de
um dos bairros que formam a Cidade Velha (Ciutat Vella) e lugar onde Barcelona nasceu. Foi dos locais que mais gostei de visitar na cidade, pois ali tudo fervilha. Formado por construções de pedra do período da Idade Média e por ruas estreitas que formam um labirinto por onde vale muito a pena se perder! Ali você encontra lojinhas fofas, restaurantes e bares, além de alguns dos prédios administrativos mais importantes de Barcelona. Você também encontra artistas de ruas, turistas, desbravadores e moradores que vão e vem para suas casas e para seus trabalhos. Também é no Bairro Gótico que encontra-se a Igreja San Felipe Neri e a Catedral de Barcelona. O bairro é encantador e não é por acaso que serviu como locação para cenas do filme Vicky Cristina Barcelona, dirigido por Woody Allen. Comer e beber pode ser mais barato ali que nas Ramblas, por exemplo. Aproveite para degustar uma boa paella ou as tradicionais tapas.
Mochila da Juli
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Medieval heart of the old city, the g...

Medieval heart of the old city, the Gothic Quarter, one of the most enjoyable and also more tourist, was formed on a Roman site 2000 years old! Moreover, the municipality and the Catalan government president currently on the site of the old forum. Filled with history and nostalgia, it exudes a special atmosphere there is a small town within the big city. Random maze of narrow streets that wind down to the sea, so you can come across Roman ruins, columns stored in the yard of a house, for example. Shopaholics will love them the famous Avinguda del Portal del Angel, full of shops, including a huge H & M. Food lovers and revelers prefer the streets that separate the Carrer de Ferran port, with of course the famous Plaça Reial. It's only fun to frolic in this area, it is full of nice little shops, places where tapas or a glass. Quieter than the modern, more picturesque center also was fun to get lost. We've never finished discovering all its secrets. Metro: Liceu stop on L3 or Jaume I on the line L4.

Coeur médiéval de la vieille ville, le quartier gotique, l'un des plus agréables et aussi des plus touristiques, s'est constitué sur un site romain vieux de 2 000 ans ! D'ailleurs la municipalité et le gouvernement catalan président actuellement sur l'emplacement de l'ancien forum. Empli d'Histoire et de nostalgie, il s'y dégage une ambiance particulière, c'est une petite cité au sein de la grande ville. Au hasard des dédales des ruelles étroites, qui serpentent jusqu'à la mer, vous pourrez ainsi tomber sur des vestiges romains, des colonnes conservées dans la cour d'une demeure, par exemple. Les accros du shopping adoreront elles la fameuse Avinguda del Portal del Angel qui regorge de boutiques, dont notamment un faramineux H&M. Les gourmands et les fêtards préféreront les rues qui séparent la Carrer de Ferran du port, avec bien sûr la célèbre Plaça Reial. Ce n'est que du plaisir de gambader dans ce coin, il regorge de petits magasins sympathiques, de bonnes adresses où déguster des tapas ou bien une glace. Moins bruyant que le centre moderne, plus pittoresque aussi, on s'amuse à s'y perdre. On en a jamais fini de découvrir tous ses secrets.

Métro : Arrêt Liceu sur la ligne L3 ou Jaume I sur la ligne L4.
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The center of barcelona

The Gothic Quarter is the leading destination for any visitor to Barcelona, ​​and this neighborhood of narrow streets, historic buildings and street performers on every corner is one of the most beautiful and interesting places of Barcelona. A visit to the Cathedral Square, with strange letters of Barcelona, ​​the bridge linking the cathedral to the adjacent building above the street, and one of the many small squares that dot the Gothic. In one, whose name I forget, no bullet marks on the shooting of civil war. Gothic is a neighborhood with a lot of history, and that is very full of tourists, you can always find some street and square with no one.

El centro de barcelona

El barrio gótico es el primer destino de cualquier visitante de Barcelona, y es que este barrio de estrechas calles, edificios monumentales y artistas callejeros en cualquier esquina es uno de los lugares más bonitos e interesantes de Barcelona.
De visita obligada es la plaza de la Catedral, con las extrañas letras de Barcelona, el puente que une la catedral con el edificio adyacente por encima de la calle, y alguna de las innumerables pequeñas plazas que salpican el Gótico. En una, de cuyo nombre no me acuerdo, hay marcas de balas de los fusilamientos de la guerra civil.
El gótico es un barrio con mucha historia, y por muy lleno que esté de turistas, siempre es posible encontrar alguna calle y plaza sin nadie.
Víctor Gómez - machbel
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Back to the middle ages

Nape was earlier in Barcelona.Yo I imagined a city like many other high buildings, skyscrapers, streets without personality, until I stumbled on the streets of the Gothic Quarter. I spent two of the 3 days I was trying to travel to photograph every corner of this wonderful part of Barcelona. Although crowded with tourists had moments where no one passed and breathed tranquility. These narrow streets with walls of other centuries that evoked me to other times Iglesias every street, almost collapsed houses but with a special flavor. All that explains falls short. From now one of my favorite spots.

Volver a la edad media

Nuca estuve antes en Barcelona.Yo me imaginaba una ciudad como muchas otras con edificios altos, rascacielos, calles sin personalidad,,,hasta que me topé en las calles del Barrio Gótico. Me pasé dos de los 3 días que estuve de viaje intentando fotografiar cada rincón de aquella maravillosa parte de Barcelona. Aunque atestada de turistas había momentos en los cuales no pasaba nadie y se respiraba tranquilidad. Esas calles estrechas con paredes de otros siglos que me evocaban a otras épocas Iglesias por cada calle, casas casi derrumbadas pero con un sabor especial. Todo lo que explique se queda corto. A partir de ahora es uno de mis rincones favoritos.
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The gothic quarter

This area might seem insignificant, nevertheless it is the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, ​​one of the most popular areas of the city. This neighborhood has a history that the city has preserved and highlight.

Le quartier gothique de barcelone

Après avoir eu quelques difficultés à le trouver, du moins à se rendre compte qu'on était finalement au cœur de ce quartier, nous avons alors pu l'explorer et arpenter ses rues.
Ce quartier pourrait sembler anodin, néanmoins c'est le quartier gothique de Barcelone, un des quartiers les plus populaires de la ville. Ce quartier a une histoire que la ville a su garder et mettre en avant.
Les ruelles du quartier gothique peuvent paraître semblable aux autres ruelles de la ville. Sa particularité se fait dans les détails, il faut observer les éléments qui vous entourent pour vous rendre compte, que vous êtes réellement au cœur du quartier gothique. Ce sont son architecture et son histoire qui ont fait du quartier gothique, un lieu populaire à fréquenter, du moins à visiter une fois.
Charlotte Lozac'h
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Suggestions in the shadows of the gothic quarter

The Gothic Quarter of Barcelona is the most comprehensive neighborhood XXIII and the fourteenth century in Spain, with buildings of various kinds, churches, houses, the cathedral, the town hall, factories, etc.. Its magical atmosphere has been the background of the novels of Carlos Ruiz Zafon ("The Shadow of the Wind", "Marina"). So the author describes the city: "... is a city haunted, gets under your skin and steals the soul before you can realize it."

Suggestioni tra le ombre del barrio gotico

Il Barrio Gotico di Barcellona è il più completo quartiere del XXIII e XIV secolo di tutta la Spagna, con edifici di vario genere, chiese, abitazioni, la cattedrale, il municipio, fabbriche, etc. La sua atmosfera magica é stata lo sfondo dei romanzi di Carlos Ruiz Zafon ("L'ombra del vento", "Marina"). Così l'autore descrive la città:" ...é una città stregata, ti entra sotto la pelle e ti ruba l'anima prima che tu possa rendertene conto".
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When we look at a map or satellite vi...

When we look at a map or satellite view of Barcelona, ​​it is not difficult to identify immediately the Gothic Quarter: while most of the streets and avenues of the capital are parralèles and intersect at right angles, forming pates regular houses, the Gothic Quarter is a labyrhinthe small streets where it is good to lose and immerse themselves in the atmosphere of the medieval city. We believe it almost, as the details are still present on the front of houses that do not seem to have changed since the Middle Ages!

Quand on observe une carte ou une photo satellite de Barcelone, c'est n'est pas difficile de repérer immédiatement le quartier gothique : alors que la plupart des rues et avenues de la capitales sont parralèles et se coupent à angles droit, formant des patés de maisons réguliers, le quartier gothique est un labyrhinthe de petites rues où il fait bon se perdre et se plonger dans l'ambiance de l'ancienne ville médiévale. On s'y croirait presque, tant les détails sont encore présents sur la façade des maisons qui ne semblent pas avoir changées depuis le Moyen-Age !
Roland Flutet
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Getting lost in the gothic quarter

It is a pleasure to come to Barcelona and go feel the atmosphere of the city's Gothic Quarter. It is part of the old city center and is a maze of alleys, a stack of houses, a series of squares and bars. It should really go without a plan, get lost in the streets, discovering the real Spain, although the area is very touristy shot. But this neighborhood is really all that is Spanish, evidenced by sheets hanging from windows, colors and smells. Do not miss the huge cathedral, a jewel of Gothic architecture. To make absolutely to discover Barcelona

Se perdre dans le quartier gothique

C'est un vrai bonheur d'arriver à Barcelone et d'aller sentir l'ambiance de la ville dans le quartier gothique. Il fait parti du vieux centre ville et est un dédale de ruelles, un empilement de maisons, une succession de places et de bars.
Il faut vraiment y aller sans plan, se perdre dans les rues, découvrir l'Espagne authentique, même si le quartier est du coup très touristique.
Mais ce quartier est vraiment tout ce qu'il y a d'espagnol, en témoignent les draps qui pendent des fenêtres, les couleurs et les odeurs.
Ne ratez surtout pas l'immense cathédrale, un petit bijou de l'architecture gothique.
A faire absolument pour découvrir Barcelone
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The district ghotic is both an image ...

The district Ghotic is both an image of the Middle ageuse Barcelona architecture but also an unconditional place shopping Barcelona. Located next to the Ramblas, you can access it by turning on one of the narrow streets you will see going up the Ramblas (the Beach to Plaza Catalunya). Be careful not to get lost, as the narrow streets are numerous. It is also a historical place, with the Palace of Music, the chapel of San Jordi, the Cathedral of the Holy Creu ...

Le Quartier Ghotic est à la fois une image de l'architecture moyen-ageuse de Barcelone mais aussi un lieu inconditionnel du shopping Barcelonais. Situé à coté des Ramblas, vous pouvez y accéder en tournant sur l'une des petites ruelles que vous verez en remontant les Ramblas (de la Plage vers la Place Catalunya). Faites attention à ne pas vous y perdre, tant les petites ruelles y sont nombreuses. C'est également un lieu historique, avec le Palais de la musique, la chapelle San Jordi, la cathédrale de la Sainte Creu ...
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