Guided Tour: The Gothic quarter (old town)

The

Gothic quarter

, is in reality the historical center of Barcelona. The city’s history starts with the construction of the fortified city, called Barcino by the Romans, approximately in 15 A.C. You can still find lots of architectural remains from this time: fortified walls, guard towers, aqueducts and baths...
Then we can also see the great buildings of the middle ages like the cathedral, numerous churches and basilicas, the Palace of the Generalitat and the episcopal palace...

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  • Barcelona Guided Tour Gothic Quarter Casa Ardiaca Boite a lettres
  • Barcelona Guided Tour Gothic Quarter Musee d Histoire de Barcelone - MUHBA
  • Barcelona Guided Tour Gothic Quarter King Marti Mirador
  • Barcelona Guided Tour Gothic Quarter Auguste Temple
  • Barcelona Guided Tour Gothic Quarter Generalidad Facade
  • Barcelona Guided Tour Gothic Quarter Townhall Facade
  • Barcelona Guided Tour Gothic Quarter Frederic Mares Museum
  • Barcelona Guided Tour Gothic Quarter Basilique Santa Maria del Pi
  • Barcelona Guided Tour Gothic Quarter Cathedral Inside
  • Barcelona Guided Tour Gothic Quarter Casa Paraguas
  • Barcelona Guided Tour Gothic Quarter Place San Felip Neri
  • Barcelona Guided Tour Gothic Quarter Roman Aqueduc
  • Barcelona Guided Tour Gothic Quarter Casa Ardiaca
  • Barcelona Guided Tour Gothic Quarter Cathedral Facade
  • Barcelona Guided Tour Gothic Quarter Generalidad Gothic Bridge
Walking through these squares and streets we'll make you travel in time and discover the rich history of the city. Making a list of all the monuments we will discover together would take a long time, but to number just a few:

The beautiful

Pi square

, presided for years by a pine tree, since according to popular legend an image of the Virgin appeared on this pine tree.

The Basilica of

Santa María del Pi

, built in the XIV century, representative of Catalan Gothic style.

The

Jewish Quarter

called “el Call” and the remains of the synagogue.

The

Sant Felip Neri plaza

, with its baroque church and its octagonal fountain. One of the prettiest squares of the district, hard to find in a maze of alleys.

The neo-Gothic

cathedral

dedicated to Saint Eulalia, the patron saint of Barcelona, and its splendid cloister.

The

house of l’Ardiaca

in English, home of the archdeacon, a neo-Gothic palace, built partly on the Roman wall.

La

Plaza del Rei

(The Royal plaza) and the complex which was the residence of the Counts of Barcelona and the Kings of Aragon.

The

Plaza de Sant Jaume

(Saint James Plaza) flanked by the town hall and the Palace of the Generalitat, the seat of the autonomous government.

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