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Things to do in Barri Gòtic

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!

Eating

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.

Shopping

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.

Sightseeing

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!

Learning

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.

Drinking and Dancing

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.

Gothic Quarter Barcelona: Our Tips

When to visit?

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.

Is it safe?

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!

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    The 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 there
    This 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

Such a wonderful experience and beautiful lasting memories!

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!

Gothic Quarter Barcelona: Photoshoot Tour Reviewed by Francie, 01/17/2017

A great start of our trip, offering great advice from a resident

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.

Barcelona: Free 2.5-Hour Walking Tour Reviewed by Kelsey, 01/17/2017

awesome guide that explains everything well

Booked from 3-4 website and most of them rejected my booking and state helicopter are on maintenance week. But after trying from this site, they actually confirmed our booking and we managed to get our 1st time heli ride! Great guide that show and letting us know the history of Barcelona.

360º SkyWalk: Land, Sea & Air Reviewed by Tony, 01/14/2017

Knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide who answered all our questions!

We had Alex who was welcoming and enthusiastic. We had a great discussion at each point of interest, and Alex was keen to answer all our questions and curiosities. Learnt some very interesting historical and political information. Finished off with a shared lunch with our tour group and swapped many stories. Highly recommend the experience

Barcelona: Free 2.5-Hour Walking Tour Reviewed by Megan, 01/14/2017

The tour was really particular, exploring hidden parts of the city.

The guide Carlos speaks fluently English and u will enjoy the trip exploring heritage and gastronomy of the city. Thanks to the guide's sense of humor, it was fun.

Barcelona: Free 2.5-Hour Walking Tour Reviewed by Julia, 01/11/2017

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