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Barri Gotic (Gothic quarter) Barcelona Spain



Barcelona Cathedral
Barcelona Cathedral

The Gothic quarter or Barri Gotic

The Gothic quarter or Barri Gotic is the oldest area of the Ciutat Vella and consists of the medieval heart of Barcelona. Until the 15th century it was surrounded by the city walls.  Most of the old town walls have since disappeared as the city expanded, but some remain.


The Barri Gotic is a maze of narrow old streets, with interesting shops and eateries. The area contains the majority of historic buildings mostly dating from the 14th and 15th century, when Barcelona was at the height of its trading prosperity. The combination of these 2 features draws both Spanish and international tourists from to this historic city, voted by many as the top tourist City destination in the world.

Ciutat Vella

Gothic quarter attractions

Public Transport

Gothic quarter attractions

Guided Walking Tours


The best way to see the attractions are on a guided Walking Tours

  • Organised tours depart from the tourist information office in Placa de Catalunya.


List of attractions


  • Parts of the city walls and Roman city can still be seen today, some are in the basement of the Museu d'Història de la Ciutat. Roman Towers at Placa Nova
  • Palace Episcopal (Bishops Palace)  C. del Bisbe Irurita
  • Placa de Sant Felip Neri
  • The Cathedral
  • Palau de la Generalitat Seat of the Catalan government since 1403. Placa Sant Jaume. Joined to the Palau de la Generalitat by a bridge over the Carrer of the Bisbe is the Casa dels Canonges, the home of the president.
  • Casa de la Ciutat, Barcelona's Town Hall

Tourist information office

On the ground floor of City Hall, Placa Sant Jaume

Public Transport

Metro stations Metro Station Catalunya Mero Line 3Line 6Line 7, Liceu Mero Line 3, Jaume I Metro Line 4, Urquinaona Mero Line 1Metro Line 4

Bus Bus services 17, 19, 40, 45

Ciutat Vella

The Ciutat Vella is the old heart of the city of Barcelona, which includes the areas


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