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Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)
Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)

Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)

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11,824 Reviews
Mediterranean Seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Catalonia

The Basics

Few come to Barcelona without spending time in the Gothic Quarter. Situated between El Born and El Raval, the neighborhood is home to the Barcelona Cathedral, Plaça Sant Jaume, Plaça Reial, and the city's most intact stretch of Roman wall. Its winding streets make it an easy and pleasant place to get lost for an afternoon, but seeing it with a guide will unlock the area's historic and cultural significance. Most walking, cycling, and Segway tours spend time in the Gothic Quarter.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Barcelona

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Good up close tour
travelman, Aug 2021
Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
This was a very interesting tour. My first trip to Barcelona and I learned a lot about the city and it’s history. Our guide spoke excellent English, and had us stop at a nice local restaurant for a refreshment break.
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Good experience
Michelle_W, Aug 2021
Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
Donnatella was a wonderful guide. Very informative and patient with our group of 5 including a teen and 2 seniors.
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Gothic Tour
Moira_M, Mar 2020
Barcelona Gothic Quarter Morning Walking Tour
Jorg (excuse spelling if wrong) gave a very informative and enjoyable tour. Would highly recommend taking time to do this tour which explains the foundations of Barcelona
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Gothic Quarter Tour
danap0st, Jan 2020
Gothic Quarter's deepest secrets & Sangria
Juliana was very knowledgeable and the tour was very interesting. It was just the right length and the sangria was a nice finish to the tour.
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Tour guide was EXCELLENT !
Brendan_S, Jul 2021
Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
Tour guide was EXCELLENT ! He was very knowledgeable and talked to everyone personally during the tour
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Barcelona Gothic Tour Exceeds Expectations
njsherry, Nov 2019
Barcelona Gothic Quarter Morning Walking Tour
The tour group was small & the tour guide was friendly, personable and very knowledgeable. The area is fascinating and definitely a must-see.
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Informative
susan6768, Oct 2019
Early Picasso Museum & Gothic Quarter Tour
Our guide knew her stuff and made us feel comfortable during a bit of a crazy time in Barcelona (protests)! She was great.
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A Highlight of our Trip
chico3206, Sep 2019
Kids and Family Gothic Quarter Barcelona Walking Tour
Our tour guide was Ali and she was incredible. This tour was engaging for the kids and interesting for the adults. Ali did a beautiful job of not only interacting with the kids, but also helping them become fast buddies in the process. As our vacation around Barcelona continued, our son found many opportunities to recall something Ali had said or done during the guided tour. I couldn't recommend this experience more!
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Excellent, Gothic Quarter sunrise
nasen, Feb 2020
Atmospheric Sunrise in the Gothic Quarter: history and Instagram photo tour
Absolutely I amazing tour. Location was easy to find and Olga our tour guide was very informative. The locations and information she provided on the Gothic Quarter were very descriptive and made you feel like you were part of the city. In addition to all of the great locations she was extremely well versed in photographic. Her inside knowledge of locations and best times to create a magical photo were top notch. Olga was familiar with the shadows, angels and lighting for any type of photo. During the tour we stopped in front of the Jewish Museum and I received more information from her than I did going in later and actually taking the tour. Olga was kind and personable with a great knowledge of photography. The pictures included were taken by her.
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Wonderful walk and History lesson
Sara_M, Jul 2021
Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
Olga was amazing and very knowledgeable. She spent three hours with us taking us down the nooks of the old town to share fun details of Catalon and Roman history. She even helped us get some great photos. High recommend!
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Old Barcelona revealed
Genny_D, Feb 2020
Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
Thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour - Fi was a great guide with lots of fascinating insights into the history, politics and environment that have shaped today’s Barcelona. Would highly recommend this tour.
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Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
nikemontgomery, Dec 2019
Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
Olga was outstanding. She was so knowledgeable of the area. We learned so much from her. I would highly recommend touring with Olga.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Many travelers opt to get oriented with a guided tour before wandering the Gothic Quarter on your own.

  • This neighborhood is a must-see for first-time visitors.

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes. The Gothic Quarter is expansive and the pavement not always even.

  • Some of the shops and restaurants in the neighborhood close on Sundays.

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How to Get to the Gothic Quarter

The Gothic Quarter sits in the middle of Barcelona's Old Town, with La Rambla to one side and Via Laietana to the other. The quarter itself is easy to navigate on foot, as most streets are closed to traffic, and it's accessible from other areas of the city via the metro (Liceu, Jaume I, or Plaça Catalunya stations).

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When to Get There

The narrow streets can get packed with people in July and August, peak tourist season in Barcelona. Late summer is also the hottest time of year, with temperatures rising into the high 80s and low 90s F. In spring and fall, cool temperatures and sparser crowds make for pleasant exploration, while visitors who come during the holiday season can see the neighborhood lit up in colorful lights or shop at the Christmas market in front of the Barcelona Cathedral.

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The Gothic Quarter and the Spanish Civil War

This neighborhood witnessed some of the most significant moments of the Spanish Civil War in Barcelona. In the now serene Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, shrapnel-scarred walls testify to the bombs dropped in January 1938. The Hotel Continental, situated along La Rambla, was where George Orwell and his wife stayed during the war; he mentions it in his book "Homage to Catalonia."

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