Barcelona's Gothic Quarter is the oldest part of the city founded by the Romans in the third century BC. That it is worth a walk to feel the history of Barcelona and a dip in the era of the Middle Ages.
Here one can still admire the buildings that were built in the XIV and XV centuries, during the Inquisition, plague, chivalry campaigns and palace coups. You will see the pieces of the tower and preserved city walls, which are more than 2000 years. Many legends are preserved since the protagonists of which wizards and alchemists, members of Jewish communities, graphs, 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. The feeling that at any moment because of the angle seems a knight in armor and great ladies in dresses of that time.
Gothic Quarter begins from Plaza Catalunya Square and stretches down to the sea. 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, the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia, located on the Plaza Nova Plaza. This is a real treasure of Gothic architecture, a courtyard which is worthy of a separate visit.
After the cathedral is worth visiting the square Sant Felip Neri, look at the columns of the Roman temple on Paradis street, walk through the streets of the old Jewish quarter and reach the most ancient area of the city, where is located the City Hall and the Town Hall, Plaza Sant Jaume. It is also worth visiting the square Plaza de la Merce and the Plaza del Rei, every corner of which is impregnated with a long history.
Apart from the beauty of antiquity in the Gothic Quarter boils trade and working set of institutions to stave off hunger and thirst of tourists, the best of which are described on our website.