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Top sights in Barcelona
Founded by the Romans circa 133BC, "El Barri Gòtic" has been the historic and cultural heart of Barcelona ever since. More than just a hub for tourism, the Gothic Quarter has a little something for everyone. Here are a few tips before booking your tour!
The quarter boasts some of Barcelona's best restaurants – and its oldest, Can Culleretes! Try Bar Pinotxo's top-class tapas or the traditional curios saved from extinction at Agut.
The Gothic Quarter's shops and boutiques make spending money just a little too easy! Check out L'Arca de l'Àvia's antique homeware and the Catholic candy (yes, really!) at Caelum.
El Barri Gòtic's narrow streets are rich with history, from Barcelona Cathedral and the old Jewish quarter to La Rambla and Passeig de Gràcia – home to several of Gaudí's works!
Culture vultures will find plenty to stir the imagination at the quarter's museums. Highlights include the Barcelona City History Museum and the eccentric Museu Frederic Marès.
Despite its age, the area is no stranger to Barcelona's favorite cocktail! Check out Jamboree's Latin and jazz jams or catch Indie rock acts at Sidecar Factory Club.
Barri Gòtic is one of Barcelona's busiest districts, so it might be best to avoid the tourist season if you can! Visiting in May or June will see shorter queues and better hotel availability without sacrificing the glorious weather.
Like La Rambla, Barcelona's Gothic Quarter is a haven for pickpockets targeting tourists. Always keep your valuables out of sight and never leave your belongings unattended. Violent crime is not much of a concern, but if out sampling the area's nightlife – as with anywhere – it can't hurt to stick to populated, well-lit streets!
- When should I visit?
- The Quarter is always open for a stroll and some people watching!
- Is it expensive?
- It's free to take in the views, but it'll be easy to spend money on food, souvenirs and entertainment!
- Will I need a guide?
- Why not? Might be worth it to check out these best-selling tours.
- How to get there
- This area is within walking distance from the old town and city center!
- Additional information
- Remain aware of your surroundings, as you would in any large city.
What people are saying about Gothic Quarter Barcelona
We were very lucky with our guide Victor. He led us through his city with lots of knowledge and passion. He kept it interesting and fun and we learned a lot during our tour. Yes you can walk through the old city yourself but getting to know more about the history and traditions makes it so much more interesting. Thank you Victor for making it a fun experience!!
Great walking trip with a knowledgeable guide followed by a relaxing catamaran trip around the harbour (drinks are available on boat but they only take cash). Helicopter trip gave a great view of the city. Definitely worth it - especially if you have never been in a helicopter before.
This was a super fun trip! The guide was wonderful and funny and spoke 8 languages. It was great to see Barcelona from so many points of view, and the bike does a lot of the work for you if you get tired easily. The sailing trip was pretty basic, but still a good time.
We really enjoyed our evening, the flamenco show was fantastic and the tapas was lovely - a really good variety and so much of it! Our guide Sally was great, gave us a really good insight into the city and went out of her way to organise us a birthday treat!
Great tour. Easy to find meeting location. Our guide. Gloria, was excellent. She was very knowledgeable and organized. Everything was included. Great way to see the city if you have just one day.