Barri Gotic Walking Tour, Barcelona (Self Guided)

The Gothic Quarter of Barcelona seems like a cut above the rest. It boasts a number of famous buildings, cathedrals and monuments. The area has many peaceful squares where you can relax and enjoy the surroundings. Take this tour to travel back in time and discover all the secrets of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter.
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Guide Name: Barri Gotic Walking Tour
Guide Location: Spain » Barcelona (See other walking tours in Barcelona)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 17
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km
Author: clare
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Catedral de Barcelona (La Seu)

1) Catedral de Barcelona (La Seu) (must see)

La Seu, or Barcelona Cathedral, is one of the most famous and celebrated religious sites in the city; a classic piece of 14th-century Gothic architecture.

Set upon an elevated ground, it is considered Barcelona's religious center. Historical records say this site was previously occupied by a temple and then a mosque before the cathedral was built.

Second only to Antonio Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia in terms of fame, the Barcelona Cathedral is definitely second to none in terms of magnificence. It represents a tasteful blend of Renaissance and medieval styles, complete with a tall bell tower - a classic sample of Gothic architecture.

Behind the high altar, inside the cathedral, there is a beautiful alabaster sarcophagus of its patroness, Santa Eulalia, who is also considered a co-patroness of Barcelona. According to historical documents, Santa Eulalia was burned at a stake by the Romans for her firm Christian faith that opposed Roman pagan beliefs. It is now a tradition for visitors to leave a coin here for Eulalia.

The Cathedral is free to visit before 1pm and after 5:45pm (weekdays), with different schedules for weekends and public holidays. For a €3 fee, you can take a lift all the way up and get a fabulous view over the rooftops of Barcelona.

Why You Should Visit:
A very nice mix of church, mini park, place to relax, place to pray...

Tip:
Free to visit before 1pm and after 5:45pm (weekdays), with different schedules for weekends and public holidays.
For a €3 fee, you can take the lift up and get fabulous views over the rooftops of the city.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Casa de l'Ardiaca

2) Casa de l'Ardiaca

The Casa de l’Ardica in Barcelona has been home to hierarchy since the 12th century. The place underwent numerous modifications and expansion projects throughout the years which resulted in the connection of the structure with the residence of the Dean, as seen today. The building was created under the famous Gothic style of architecture in Barcelona; however, its courtyard reflected more of a Renaissance style with the way it was adorned. One is reminded of Romeo and Juliet while gazing upon the magnificent staircase leading to the terrace above. Behind the building, is the historical wall of Barcelona, giving the area more richness in cultural history and art.

The Casa de l’Ardiaca, commonly known as the Archdeacon’s house is also home to various archaeological relics that have been unearthed around the area. With the gothic style building, the renaissance style courtyard and the historical artefacts, this place is truly an amalgamation of numerous styles, eras and rich history and culture.

The Casa de l’Ardiaca and all of the surprises that it has to offer, is open to visitors from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 8.45 pm. It is open from the 1st of September till the 1st of July. From the 2nd of July till the 31st of August however, the timings are from 9am-7.30 pm Mondays to Fridays.
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Placa Nova

3) Placa Nova (must see)

Placa Nova in Barcelona is a treasure trove for art lovers to feast their eyes on. The place reflects the history of Barcelona in its entirety depicted in the historical passageway on the wall. Among other notable things here are the sand cast friezes, designed by Pablo Picasso, adorning the famous Architects’ Association of Catalonia building. There are also beautiful pieces of Gothic art and architecture around as well.

The exact year of origin of Placa Nova, one of the four main entrances to the Roman City of Barcelona, is not known, although historians lean towards 1358 as the year from which its documented record can be traced.

Around August 16, the day of Sant Roc, the square hosts a festival reflecting unique local traditions.

Tip:
Around August 16, on the day of Sant Roc, a feast is held that preserves many unique traditions and festive elements of Barcelona, making it one of the most unique celebrations of the city.
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Mercat Gotic de Antiguitats

4) Mercat Gotic de Antiguitats

Mercat Gotic de Antiguitats is an outdoor flea market in the Gotic Quarter of Barcelona. It is held every Thursday in the summer until beginning of August at the Plaza Nova. The Mercat Gotic was established in 1978 with the intention of showcasing antiques and collectibles objects to the general public. The flea market gathers over 28 vendors, who sell a wide range of antiques including clocks, books, dolls, porcelain, cameras, siphons, posters, jewelry, silver objects, religious pictures, fans, postcards, clothing and many more.

Operation Hours Every Thursday: 10 am - 9 pm
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Placa de Sant Felip Neri

5) Placa de Sant Felip Neri

Placa de Sant Felip Neri is a romantic quaint square in the Gothic quarter, one of the hidden secrets of Barcelona. Tragically, it is also place where, in 1926, the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi was struck by a tram and sustained injuries from which he died two days later in hospital.

The square lies on top of a medieval cemetery. In 1752, a baroque church was built here. During the Spanish Civil War, 20 children sought refuge within its walls one day, but were hit by a bomb before could reach cover and died. Today, the church, still bears scars from the bombardment and is a silent reminder of that tragedy. In today's peaceful life it is also difficult to imagine this square being ground for summary executions that took place here during the late 1930s, following the fall of Barcelona to the nationalist forces led by Franco.

Another historical attraction here is the shoe museum nearby, featuring, among other exhibits, the shoes of Christopher Columbus.
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Church of Sant Felip Neri

6) Church of Sant Felip Neri (must see)

The Church of Sant Felip Neri is the centerpiece of Placa Sant Felip Neri and is not far from the famous Gothic Cathedral of Barcelona.

Visiting the church is an adventure in its own right as it sits in the area, once a prominent Jewish quarter, little known to the outside world and thus not commonly marked on maps. The streets leading to it are quite dingy, dark and dirty and can make one think twice before going there at all. But once you reach the destination, you will marvel at this trapezoid-shaped architectural wonder.

Another peculiar thing about this church is that it has two entrances instead of just one. If you come during daytime, one can learn about the history of the place, but when the night falls, a visit here is nothing short of magical. Perhaps it is the reason why they recommend that it should be visited twice.

If lucky, you may even spot some musicians here, who love this square because of its unique acoustics.

Why You Should Visit:
Located in one of Barcelona's most romantic spots; all the surroundings are full of buildings of great beauty, and of extreme importance in the history of the city.

Tip:
If you're lucky enough, you may see a musician here; they love the square because of its exceptional acoustics. A cafe is also located in the square.
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Pont del Bisbe

7) Pont del Bisbe

Pont del Bisbe bears the name of Obispo Irurita, who was the bishop of Barcelona. (Pt. "bisbe" = En. "bishop"). He, in the 1930s, sympathized with the Carlists, did everything in his power to curb the use of the Catalan language in church. When the Civil War broke out, the bishop reportedly went hiding in the house of Jewish jewelers but was found there and shot dead by CNT-FAI militants along with all the other inhabitants. There are several accounts of that event with some contradicting facts not fully explained to this very day. After the war, in gratitude for his affection towards the regime, the victorious dictator Franco sought to ennoble the bishop and put his name on many streets throughout the country.

Pont del Bisbe is nowadays one of the iconic places of the Gothic Quartier, and one of the most favorite touristic spots to photograph.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Palau de la Generalitat

8) Palau de la Generalitat

The Palau de la Generalitat is counted amongst the most historically rich places in Barcelona. As the name indicates, it is home to the offices of the Generalitat of Spain. It was originally built for the same purpose and even today acts as structure that houses governmental institutions. The building was built during the medieval era which makes it one of the very few structures in all of Europe from that time period.

Located in the Ciutat Vella district of the city, the original form of the building and its anterior facade was designed by Pere Blai in 1596. This facade faces the Placa de Sant Jaume and is unique in the fact that it is perhaps the only facade built based on this style in all of Barcelona. The first building to be purchased here was in the early fourteen hundreds after which various other houses were bought and amalgamated with the Palau.

The fact that the Palau currently holds the seat of Spain’s Government and Presidency of the Generalitat, makes it much more distinguished among all other buildings that are of the same era. It also has a lot of history associated to it which takes its grandeur to a higher level.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Placa de Sant Jaume

9) Placa de Sant Jaume

The Saint James’s square, locally known as the Placa Sant Jaume is the heart of Barcelona in terms of administration. Placa de Sant Jaume is where some of the major roads cross, which include the former Cardo road, Decumanus road and Barcino road. The Square hence, has plenty of history to boast, including the fact that this was the site where the Temple of Augustus and the Forum were constructed. Four columns of the temple have been preserved and can still be seen today atop the Mont Taber.

The presence of the Church of Saint James at this site since the medieval era is how the square acquired its name. The meeting of the city council was held at the porch in front of the temple each day. Since then, the square underwent various demolitions and modifications. It must be noted that initially the square was confined to a rather small area; it expanded to its current form following demolitions of structures around it.

According to historical evidence, this place was also known as the Constitution Square, and the same name is present written across a plaque which can be seen on the City Hall. Today, the Town House, the Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya, as well as the City Council Headquarters can be seen at this square.
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Temple d'August

10) Temple d'August

Declared as a cultural asset of national interest, the temple of Augustus situated in Barcelona was built during the Imperial Period as a temple for the Emperor Augustus. During that time, this Roman temple was the city’s central structure located on Taber Hill, in the Gothic district of Barcelona. The original temple was destroyed at some point in history and archeologists failed to recover the remains till the 19th century. It was then that initially 3 columns of the temple, followed by the fourth one were found and are visible today near the Place del Rei and the Centre Excursionista de Catalunya. According to some historical references, the Temple d’August is believed to have been constructed under Tiberius.

According to studies, the temple originally had 11 columns on every wing, one on each corner, 6 at the front and 6 on the posterior side. The temple of Augustus is a cultural asset and centre of Barcelona and the fact that it has been preserved so well attracts a great number of tourists to come see it every year.

The Roman temple is located in the Gothic quarter of Barcelona and hence is surrounded by some of the most magnificent structures depicting and reflecting Gothic art and history.
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Palau del Lloctinent

11) Palau del Lloctinent

The Palau del Lloctinent was built in the early 1550s as a home to the Spanish Viceroy. It is now residence to Arxiu de la Corona d’Aragon. The fascinating thing about this place is all the history associated to it. Various documents, papers and other similar items from the twelfth century have been preserved here. Visitors can even see some of these documents featured in the exhibitions that often take place here.

The building has three distinct facades. The mastermind behind the designing of this structure was Antoni Carbonell who gave the building a Gothic Renaissance look that was typical during that era when it was built in 1557. It is one of the most spectacular buildings in the gothic district of the Catalan city of Barcelona today owing to its immense simplicity and grace. These qualities make the building impossible to miss. It includes heavy, intricate arches made of stone over the entrance. The stairs have a wooden roof over them setting a classic example of the architecture that was famous during the 16th century. There was a Sant Joridi sculpture in the building that was later replaced by a door near the staircase. The Palau organizes regular exhibitions of historic documents, relics and other objects based on the life of Jaume I for visitors to see. One can also find music concerts being held here often.
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Museu Frederic Mares

12) Museu Frederic Mares (must see)

The Museu Frederic Mares in Barcelona, as the name suggests, is dedicated to showcasing the collections of its founder, Frederic Mares. He was born in 1893 and died in 1991. It was Frederic Mares who helped establish this impressive museum in the Catalan capital with his donations; the project reached its completion in 1946.

Many modifications have taken place at the museum since its establishment but the original courtyard garden has been preserved in its original form. Mares gave a whole new meaning and form to the conventional concept of sculpture. As a collector, he gathered a priceless variety of Hispanic sculptures throughout his life. Pieces from the ancient world to those dated the 19th century can be seen in this collection, along with the religious polychrome carvings widely present on many of the pieces displayed in the museum.

Here, visitors can see the Collector’s cabinet where one can feast eyes upon the countless magnificent pieces of art and artefacts that depict the lifestyles of the 19th century. Among these objects, one can find interesting items such as old photographs and documents, jewellery, clocks, reliquaries, pipes, keys etc. The museum offers an unforgettable experience and an amazing atmosphere to all its visitors.

Why You Should Visit:
If you are into Baroque, Medieval, Renaissance or ancient sculpture, this is the place for you.
Be sure to take a look at the many stone treasures from ancient Roman times on the bottom -1 floor as well.

Tip:
There is a courtyard restaurant in the summer; almost hidden away, but friendly and with delightful food and drink.
Sit at the table and be surrounded by medieval buildings!

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sat: 10am-7pm; 11am-8pm
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Placa del Rei

13) Placa del Rei (must see)

Barcelona is known for its abundance of historic sights in general and those of Roman era in particular. The Gothic Quarter is one such place in which the most picturesque and oldest site worth exploring is definitely Placa del Rei (or King's Square).

Some historians reckon it was here, on the steps fanning out from the corner of the square, that in 1493 King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella received Christopher Columbus and his crew upon their return from the first successful voyage to the New World. The history associated with this particular building is truly spell-binding as you try to imagine the scene that might have taken place, right on this very spot, centuries ago.

Apart from this, there are other interesting sites here that the architecture buffs would find worthy of attention, including centerpiece of the plaza, a banquet hall called Salo del Tinell, constructed in 1362. Another site nearby is the so-called Lieutenant’s Palace. Adding much character to the location is King Martin’s Watchtower built in the 15th century. To the right is the admirable Royal Chapel of St. Agatha. There are also traces of Roman and early Christian settlement here, the underground ruins of which can be seen.

Why You Should Visit:
Very interesting walk through the Roman era of Barcelona.
Not only describes the history of Roman and early Christian times but goes underground to show you Roman ruins from the earliest settlement.

Tip:
Enjoy a cervessa, tapa or a mojito at this quaint plaza!
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Chapel of Santa Agata

14) Chapel of Santa Agata (must see)

Capella de Santa Agata was constructed in 1302 on orders of King James II of Aragon and his wife Blanca of Naples to adjoin the Royal Palace and replace its old chapel. Built in Gothic Catalan style, the chapel has a single nave with a rectangular apse Polygon, a small cruise to the chapel of the Queens, where you can see the coats of arms of Maria of Navarre and Eleanor of Sicily. On the side of the sacristy is the octagonal bell tower complete with eight triangular pediments resembling a royal crown. It was built in the first quarter of the fourteenth century. There are sixty clay tiles with images of angels and the coats of arms of Aragon and Sicily created by sculptor Joan Claperós.

Inside the church, visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos, only without a flashlight.

Why You Should Visit:
Another beautiful Catalan monument in the beautiful Gothic Quarter, that should not be missed when visiting the History Museum (your visit is included in the entrance price of the Museum).

Tip:
Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos without a flashlight.
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Papirum

15) Papirum

Papirum is a store located on 2 Libreteria street, Barri Gothic district, that offers a broad variety of stationery products: books bound in leather, hand-painted paper, parchment, writing paper and accessories. There is everything for writing you can possibly imagine and even more. Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 10:00-20:30, Saturday 10:00-14:00 and 17:00-20:30.
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Placa de Sant Just

16) Placa de Sant Just

Placa Sant Just lies deep in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. Rumors have it that it was once the burial place of the first local Christian martyrs. Back in the Middle Ages it was the only place of Barcelona where Jews and Christians were allowed to trade legally together. A testament to that period is the 14th century fountain - equivalent of today's water cooler - where all sorts of commercial dealings and information exchange took place.

The Church of the Martyred Saints Just and Pastor is said to contain remains of the two martyrs. Looking from the outside it is hard to imagine that this plain stone edifice, originally built by the Visigoths, was ever used for anything as grand as a cathedral. Yet it served this purpose while the present cathedral was still under construction and if you go inside you'll understand why. Looking up from the wooden benches, the magnificent stained glass windows come into sight. Walk forward and you'll find yourself in a chapel adorned with statues and chandeliers. If hungry and wish to soak up the atmosphere of the square, have a dinner outside at the Cafe de l'Academia.
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Church of Saints Justo and Pastor

17) Church of Saints Justo and Pastor

The church of Saints Justo and Pastor is an ancient church, perhaps one of the oldest in the city of Barcelona. It was built in the memory of the two great martyrs Saint Justo and Pastor who lost their lives in the fourth century. A major part of the church represents the Visigothic style of art and architecture which was part of the later modifications that were done on the structure.

Back in the eleventh century, this particular church was a cathedral during the time that the Romanesque cathedral was under construction. Like many other buildings that were constructed during those times in this specific part of the city, the church boasts Gothic architecture. Some of the relics that once belonged to these two saints have been preserved in a chest and are present in this church.

In 1367 the Gothic fountain was built bearing an image of St. Justo along with a pair of falcons and the kings’ coat of arms. The water of the fountain comes straight from a spring in the Collserola hills, a discovery made by Joan Fiveller. The entrance to the church is grand and there is a courtyard present at the left side.

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Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Barcelona for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Barcelona has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Saving Money with City Passes


To save yourself time and money getting around Barcelona and visiting the city's multiple sights, you may want to resort to the so-called city passes, such as iVenture Card, Hola Barcelona: Transport Pass, Barcelona Pass, and Barcelona Museum Pass.

These city passes combine all or multiple Barcelona's top highlights, tours and experiences in one prepaid attractions pass, using which you can save incredible amounts on general admission fees as compared to purchasing tickets separately. Often, a city pass also allows you to skip the lines at major attractions, thus saving you precious time.

Staying at Walk-Friendly Hotels


Since you're keen on exploring cities on foot (we assume that you are, and this is why you're here), it is important that you stay at a hotel close to the city's major attractions. It saves you time and energy. Here are a few of Barcelona hotels that are conveniently located: Iberostar Paseo de Gracia 4* Sup, Catalonia Plaza Cataluña Hotel, Olivia Plaza Hotel.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Barcelona, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.

Exploring City on Guided Tours


We have a strong bias towards exploring a city on foot, at your own pace, because this is how you get to see things up close with a maximum freedom. You decide how much time you wish to spend at each attraction and don't have to worry about following a crowd. That said, however, we also understand that some of you may want to go with a guided tour. If that is your case, here are some guided tours to consider. Be ready to fork out a bit of money, as a guided tour of Barcelona typically costs between around US$15 and over US$80 per person:

- Hop on a “hop-on hop-off” double-decker and enjoy sightseeing of Barcelona from the open top of the bus, listening in the headsets to the commentary provided in a variety of languages, and be able get off at any of the stops along the two interconnecting routes (your ticket is valid for both).

- Embark on a self-balancing Segway tour – this usually lasts around 2 hours and allows you to get a real sense of the city. Most people (even those aged 70+) find it quite fun and convenient, enabling to cover much more ground than you otherwise would have done by walking.

- Pedal your way around Barcelona on a 3-hour bike tour visiting the city's most spectacular sights, stopping at each (for 5-20 minutes) to get rest, watch the surroundings, and learn much about the city from an informative group leader.

- If you're an arts and architecture buff, with a keen interest in Catalan modernism of the late 19th century, then you may definitely enjoy a 2-hour guided stroll around the Quadrat d'Or (Golden Square) in Barcelona's Eixample borough to explore in-depth the works (buildings) of the celebrated pioneers of modernism: Domenech i Montaner, Puig i Cadafalch and, of course, Barcelona's most acclaimed architect Antoni Gaudí. As an extra bonus on this tour, you will get a 20% discount on a guided tour of the Palau de la Música Catalana (Music Palace), discounted entrance at Casa Batlló, free admission to the Museu del Modernisme Català (Catalan Modernism Museum), plus savings on admission to Casa Batlló. Great value and tons of information for the money spent!

- If you don't find tales of the supernatural terrifying, and if the gruesome details of witchcraft, exorcisms and paranormal activity, told after sunset, make your hair stand but only with curiosity, then why not treat yourself to a 2-hour “ghost” walk to discover sinister secrets of Barcelona, visiting some of the city's haunted places, entertained along the way by an informative commentary from an expert guide.

- Have the taste of Catalonia’s gourmet culture on this 3- to 4-hour tour of Barcelona's tapas crawling some of the city’s most prominent bars and cafes in La Rambla, La Boqueria food market, and the Gothic Quarter led by an expert food guide. Apart from savoring a variety of traditional Catalonian cured meats, cheeses and breads, as well as drinks, you will also learn how to order these iconic bar snacks in style, like a true local!

Day Trips


If you have a day to spare whilst in Barcelona, why not use it to explore some of the out-of-town destinations, like Costa Brava, Pyrenees mountain range, or Tarragona and Sitges. For as little as US$90+ to US$190+ you will get a chance to observe the picturesque villages and dramatic cliffs of the nearby Mediterranean coast, get high up in the Pyrenees Mountains visiting the historic town of Vic in the north of the country with optional hiking, horseback riding or boating excursions, or discover historical highlights of the Roman city of Tarragona complete with a seaside leisure at Sitges. All these trips start and end at your hotel and you'll be carried by a comfortable air-conditioned coach or minivan, accompanied by an English-speaking tour guide.