Barcelona's Gothic Quarter (Barri Gótic) dates from medieval times, featuring narrow winding roads and impressively haunting architecture. On the streets, passersby find gems tucked away in the little nooks and crannies - trendy restaurants, chic bars and thumping clubs. The area's proximity to La Rambla also contributes to its popularity amongst the young, nightlife-loving crowd. Meeting with friends in one of the several placas (plazas) before heading to dinner or a club is customary amongst the locals, and you would be wise to follow suit as it is here that the most interesting people-watching takes place.

Besides the thriving night scene, there is plenty to see during the daylight hours. Highlights of the Barri Gótic include Barcelona's cathedral, the political hub of Placa Sant Jaume, and some of Barcelona's best surviving stretches of the Roman walls. Full of history, mystery and culture, this district of Barcelona is worth at least a full day on every vacationer's itinerary.

Practical Info

Because the roads here are narrow and cobbled, most are closed to regular traffic and are more or less pedestrian walkways. Metro stops Jaume I, Drassanes and Liceu are all near or within this district and there is access from La Rambla as well. It's easy to get lost in the maze of alleys, but there's no need to worry - the maps are detailed and people are always willing to give directions. Not to mention that getting lost is part of the adventure!

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Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Tour including Sagrada Familia

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Location: Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona in One Day Sightseeing Tour

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Combine two Barcelona tours at a discounted price and see the best of the city on this Super Saver! Enjoy a morning of sightseeing, and discover Barri ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Barcelona Super Saver: Sightseeing Tour with Montjuic Cable Car and Montserrat Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 70 Reviews

Perfect for first-time visitors, this Barcelona Super Saver combines two popular tours that offer the ideal introduction to Barcelona's famous sights, ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Tapas Evening Walking Tour of Barcelona

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Combine gourmet food and Catalan culture on a pre-dinner walking tour of Barcelona's famous tapas bars. It's a great way to begin your visit of Barcelona - not ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours

From USD $73.42

Barcelona Sightseeing Tour: Gothic Quarter Walking Tour, Olympic Village and Montjuic Cable Car Ride

4 star rating: Recommended 129 Reviews

Discover the exuberance and beauty of Barcelona on a 4.5-hour morning tour of this exquisite Catalan city. Perfect for first-time visitors, this tour is the ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $62.22

Barcelona Segway Tour: Barri Gòtic and La Barceloneta

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Hop on an electric, self-balancing Segway and explore Barcelona’s Barri Gòtic (Gothic quarter) plus the old fishing district of La Barceloneta. Choose ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2-3 hours

From USD $73.42

Private Tour: Barcelona Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Explore Barcelona in style by taking a private full-day tour of the city's famous attractions. Accompanied by your own private guide, you'll enjoy personalized ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $245.78

Barcelona Gothic Quarter Morning Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 192 Reviews

Spend a morning taking a guided walk through Barcelona's fascinating Gothic Quarter. It's a great way to find your way around Barcelona and become familiar ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $19.29

'The Cathedral of the Sea' Walking Book Tour in Barcelona

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Explore the city of Barcelona on this guided walking tour and relive the stories of the exciting novel ‘The Cathedral of the Sea’, by Ildefonso Falcones. Visit ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $17.42

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