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Things to do in Barri Gòtic

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!

Eating

Eating

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.

Shopping

Shopping

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.

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

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!

Learning

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.

Drinking and Dancing

Drinking and Dancing

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.

Our insider tips

When to visit?

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.

Is it safe?

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!

Good to know

  • 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

Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 9,352 reviews

A great way to find out about Barcelona!!

I would recommend you meet your guide at the Information meeting point in the square as we were treated to some extra sites and knowledge on the way to the shop to collect our bikes!! A great few hours seeing some of the sites.

Barcelona 3-Hour Bike Tours Reviewed by

The best one day tour of Barcelona anyone can without rushing.

HAd a wonderful guided tour of Barcelona and whether it was just bby the bus, walking or actually being in each spot of this well rounded tour, the details were awesome and the hidden gems like Eg. the Lift at the Columbus column, the Barcelona kiss etc that were shared really were true (I asked other friends abt some of these and they didnt know!). The skip the line worked exactly like it is supposed to and adequate time provided. The small bus was perfect and service was awesome. Miguel, our tour guide is the best, funny and wants to spread all info he has. I later took a tour of my own across all the places that we had to see just by the bus, but again Miguel's guidance helped. Overall you don't feel tired at the end of it and return with a great experience.

Great value for money with a professional driver

We had a great experience with Kurt our driver for the day. Although the weather wasn`t kind to us, we were picked up at our hotel & sat back & let Kurt show us Barcelona. Kurt was very knowledgeable & had a great insight into the history & surrounds to show us & tell us. He arranged our quick entrance into Sagrada Familia all while we enjoyed lunch at a great paella & tapas restaurant he had booked ahead for us at an indoor table because of the rainy day, amongst some many great other popular tourist spots. Would happily recommend Kurt & In Out Barcelona Tours if your looking for a great tour, with ease of booking & clear communications upon booking & updated information as to who our driver was going to be.

Great trip, great guide! Highly recommend

So much fun! Barcelona has lots of people and crowded streets, but our guide did a great job taking us safely all over town. Very insightful, patient and attentive.

Great way to see a quick tour of Barcelona with great guide

Really great tour and great guide, didn’t catch his name but had long hair!! Good set up and ensuring you felt safe before set off and during the actual tour. Training not included in the hour so you got a full hours tour and good knowledge of Barcelona and it’s history. Again really nice way of ensuring you remained safe. We did one hour as it was our first time in Segway but would recommend two hours as flew by.. would highly recommend. Loved the app as was also really helpful to find the meeting pint etc.

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