Exploring the world: The Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter

The Barri Gòtic in Catalan, is composed for the oldest quarters of the city with around 2000 years of its edification. This neighborhood has an exquisite architecture combined with the contemporary vibe that the bars and restaurants of the area give it.

Barcelona, Spain

If you walk down La Rambla from Plaça Catalunya to the Columbus monument, the Gothic Quarter, is on your left-hand side. Let’s explore some magic places around this beautiful corner of the world!

1. Catedral de Santa Eulalia

This splendid Gothic cathedral is situated on the highest point of the Gothic Quarter, surrounded by a delightful maze of narrow medieval lanes. Always full of people and joy.

Walking towards Cathedral of Santa Eulalia, (I felt like I was in a paradise)

2. The Palau de la Generalitat

From Plaça de Sant Jaume, Barcelona

This is one of the few buildings of medieval origin in Europe that have been maintained as a seat of Government and for the same institution for which it was built. What an amazing view!

3. Plaça del rei

The royal palace, the Palau Reial Major, and its surrounding buildings, enclose a harmonious and peaceful square which is still imbued with Barcelona’s splendour during the Middle Ages filled with its dark history.

4. Museu Picasso

The original idea for the museum came from Picasso’s lifelong friend and secretary, Jaume Sabartés, but it was Picasso himself who suggested that it was going to be more appreciated in Barcelona.

5. Plaça Reial

Barcelona, Spain

Situated beside La Rambla. In the square there is a central iron fountain named “Tres Gràcies” (Three Graces), which was designed by Antoni Rovira i Trias and two lanterns that were designed by Antoni Gaudí making this his first project. This marvelous place is full today of marvelous restaurants where you can find great food, tapas and sangria!

There are many more different places that I could describe but what I could not describe is the What I cannot describe are the sensations produced by walking through the majestic narrow streets, the beauty of the places, the taste of the food and of course how kind these people are.

Let’s see some more pictures then!

Gothic Quarter

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