Barrio Gòtico or the Gothic Quarter as the area is otherwise known, is the old city centre of Barcelona. Nestled in narrow cobbled streets between Las Ramblas and trendy El Born district, the Gothic Quarter is the heartbeat of the city.
Explore medieval streets where some buildings date as far back as the Roman settlement of the city. The old Roman wall remains can still be viewed around the area of Tapinera and Sots Tinent Navarro. This fascinating labyrinth of streets hosts some of the best bodegas and tapas bars in the city. Shops, restaurants and medieval squares all capture your attention as you wander through the Gothic Quarter imagining what life was like in the Barcelona of old.
There is no traffic allowed on these streets, so you can amble with peace of mind, admiring the stunning architecture and perhaps indulge in some traditional Catalan cuisine and a glass of Rioja. Main landmarks of interest to see include: Plaça Sant Jaume, Church of Santa Maria del Pi, Basílica de la Mercè and the Presidential Palace.