The beautiful neighbourhood known as the Gothic quarter of Barcelona was a Roman village and, therefore, has some vivid remnants of its glorious past. Barcelona is a city that organically combines the echoes of medieval age with the modern architecture of the place. The Gothic quarter is one of the most famous areas of the city and is located in the heart of old Barcelona. It is composed of labyrinthine alleys located at random; It is an area full of stories and legends from a bygone era. This small but extensive part of the city was mainly built in the 14th and 15th centuries in the place of the old settlements of the Roman Empire.
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Visiting the Gothic quarter of Barcelona
The narrow, winding streets of the area create a true labyrinth if you‘re heading to some particular place; tomato time to orient yourself! Be sure to always look up
and your around or you could miss some of the best pieces of the place. While des a spin around the neighbourhood you will pass the palaces the Carrer Montcada retailers, you will be fascinated with the watchtowers of the Plaça del Rei or admire the cloister and the imposing Gothic Cathedral choir stalls. If you stay with medieval motifs, you’ll find remnants of the ancient Roman city of Barcino. In addition, you should convert a visit to the Picasso Museum a must visit on your list of things to do during your stay! You can also visit Els Quatre Gats, which is famous for being the Café
where tube places the first Picasso exhibition. In http://tours10.info/, you can get more information about tours in the gothic quarter.
Purchases are also amazing in the Gothic quarter since most commercial areas of the street of Portal de L’Angel to all small boutiques in the Calle Avinyó. Be sure to walk around to experience everything you can; the Gothic quarter is the perfect place for an evening stroll. At the top of Las Ramblas, you will find PLAÇA CATALUNYA, from where you can go to the PASSEIG DE GRÀCIA, if your tastes for shopping are a little more accurate, or you want to see the extraordinary buildings of Antoni Gaudí.
Places of interest in the Gothic quarter of Barcelona
You’ll be surrounded by a great variety of bars and restaurants, especially around the Plaça Reial, always full of people during the day and night. The nightlife in the Barrio Gotico is at least lively and you‘ll always find somewhere where you can drink or dancing. Ferran Street, next to PLAÇA REIAL and headed up to Plaça Sant Jaume, with its imposing government buildings, is also great to find a variety of bars and cafés.
History of the Gothic quarter of Barcelona
Behind the history of the Gothic buildings, there is another secret city full of folktales and arcane traditions, many of which were gathered between 1920 and 1950 by the outstanding Catalan folk singer Joan Amades. One of the most famous is the legend of the Jewish Alchemist and his daughter. The last building of the Arc street of Sant Ramon of the Call was owned by an alchemist. This had a beautiful daughter, who was worshipped by the old man. The rumours about the beauty of the girl came to a young Christian gentleman, which, in all senses, took the coveted heart of the young maiden. But she, reluctantly, refused to marry the Knight. Young angered so he went to see the famous Jewish Alchemist and told him that he wanted to take revenge on his beloved unfair.