Barcelona's Gothic Quarter is the oldest part of the city, founded by the Romans in the third century BC. That it is worth to take a walk, to feel the history of Barcelona and experience the era of the Middle Ages.
Here one can still admire the buildings, which were built in the XIV and XV centuries,, during the Inquisition, plague, chivalry campaigns and palace coups. You will see the tower and preserved pieces of the fortress walls, which more than 2000 years. Many legends are preserved since, the protagonists of which wizards and alchemists, members of the Jewish communities, counts, hunchbacks, witches, and even vampires.
At night, in the Gothic Quarter is particularly atmospheric, we recommend a stroll around the Cathedral, which is often lost the sense of time, and if you move in those long forgotten times. Darkened by thick time stone walls, narrow pointed windows, massive walls, bas-reliefs and sculptures. feeling, that at any moment because of the angle it will appear in the armor of a knight or noble ladies in costumes of the time.
Gothic Quarter starts from Plaza Catalunya area and extends down, seaward. Its boundaries extend between two iconic streets - pedestrian boulevard Las Ramblas with the Columbus statue at the bottom and the street Via Laietana.
The main attraction is the Gothic Quarter, of course, Cathedral of Santa Eulalia, located on the Plaza Nova Plaza. This is a real treasure of Gothic architecture, courtyard which is worthy of a separate visit.
After the cathedral should look at the area of Sant Felip Neri, look at the columns of an ancient Roman temple on the street Paradis, walk the streets of the old Jewish quarter and reach the most ancient area of the city, is now the City Hall and the Town Hall, Plaza Sant Jaume. It is also worth visiting the square Plaza de la Merce and Plaza del Rei, each corner of which is impregnated with a long history.
In addition to the beauty of antiquity boils trade and operates numerous facilities in the Gothic Quarter, to stave off hunger and thirst of tourists, the best of which are described on our website.