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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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
- When to visitThe Quarter is always open for a stroll and some people watching!
- What is the price?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 thereThis area is within walking distance from the old town and city center!
- Additional tips
- Remain aware of your surroundings, as you would in any large city.
What People Are Saying About Gothic Quarter Barcelona
A complete overview to become an expert about Gaudí's methods, techniques and designs. They give you a descriptive audioguide to follow more than 100 original pieces from Gaudí. A must to know Gaudí from another point a view. I surely recommended.
Absolutely brilliant. Wonderful guide who really made us fall in love with barcelona even though he was from new Zealand was very knowledge of the city
Me and my son got the contact details from a family member recently and thought it's a must do. Well we were not disappointed, we had a great guide by the name of Phil...he had a lot of knowledge and kindly shared it with us plus we went to parts of Barcelona that we may not have explored on foot. There office is located in the old town and is a street off of the la rambla....not to difficult to navigate. The only negative was my hands got cold, they do give u gloves but u might wanna prepare if goin in winter.
Truly one of our vacation highlights! Wonderful tour with great history of the Gothic Area and then tonreceive the beautiful photos - amazing! Thank you for this treasured experience!
This tour was the best way to learn a bit about the city's history and become familiar with the neighborhood that we are staying near. Linor was extremely knowledgeable and great to talk to.. our small group of 4 tourists even spent an hour or so chatting with her over beer afterward! I highly recommend a tour by her through this organization. She answered any question we had and made the tour very personal and enjoyable.