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The Gothic Quarter is one of the four neighborhoods that form the Ciutat Vella or Old City of Barcelona. The bustling Quarter is the historic heart of the city, lying at the intersection of the Roman era streets of Cardo and Decumanus. Though its present day layout is largely from the late 19th to early 20th century, several buildings date from the medieval era. It has a labyrinthine plan of narrow cobbled streets with tall old buildings and open squares. The different neighborhoods that make up the Quarter retain their individual atmosphere.

The Plaça del Rei is the royal square, surrounded by residences and buildings of the Catalan-Aragonese monarchs such as the Palau Reial Major, Mirador del Rei Martí, Casa Padellas, and Capella Reial de Santa Àgata. It also has the ruins of Roman Barcino, and the Sant Felip Neri Church.

Plaça de Sant Jaume is the administrative center of Barcelona and Catalonia, with the Palace of the Generalitat of Catalonia and the City Hall on it.

Plaça Reial is the party destination known for its night life, surrounded by numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

The Judería or El Call is the Jewish neighborhood and home to the MUHBA.

The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia on Pla de la Su is a beautiful Gothic church from the 13th to 15th centuries.

Other highlights of the Gothic Quarter are the Gothic churches of Santa Maria del Pi and Santos Justo y Pastor, Romanesque-Gothic Monastery of Santa Ana from the 12th century, Els Quatre Gats, Portal de l'Àngel – Barcelona's main shopping avenue, ruins of the Temple of Augustus, Episcopal Palace, and equestrian statue of Ramón Berenguer III.



About Gothic Quarter

 Barcelona, Spain

Gothic Quarter and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia(2.1 km)
Barcelona's most popular and famous attraction, the Sagrada Família, is a testament to Antoni Gaudi's Modernist style and quite possibly unlike any other church in the world.

Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya

Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya(0.7 km)
The Palau de la Generalitat is a medieval palace that is the seat of the Presidency and the Government of Catalonia.

Gato Grande de Botero

Gato Grande de Botero(0.8 km)
El gato del Raval - The Raval Cat on Rambla del Raval is a landmark bronze sculpture by Fernando Botero of a huge, rounded cat.

Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum

Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum(1.1 km)
The Hash, Marijuana and Hemp Museum, located in the modernist Palau Mornau, offers a unique permanent exhibition on the development of the cannabis plant as a versatile source for industrial, nutritional, medicinal, sacramental and recreational purposes.


Montjuic(2.4 km)
The Montjuic is a 184.

National Library of Catalunya

L'Auditori(2 km)

Motorcycle Museum

Motorcycle Museum(0.5 km)
The Museu de la Moto has a collection of over 70 motorbikes, from local Catalan to international vintage ones.

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