Barri Gotic Walking Tour, Barcelona

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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Barri Gotic Walking Tour Map

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: 1.1 km
Author: clare
Catedral de Barcelona (La Seu)

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

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

This church, constructed on an elevated ground, is considered to be the city's religious centre. Historical records suggest that this site was previously occupied by a temple and later a mosque before the cathedral was established.

Perhaps the most well known religious structure present in Barcelona is...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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...   view more
Plaça Nova

3) Plaça Nova (must see)

At Plaça Nova in Barcelona, visitors and art lovers can feast their eyes upon the countless pieces that are part of the collection here. The entire place reflects the rich history of Barcelona including the historical passageway in the wall of the city. Among the numerous impressive objects and artifacts that one can find here, there are also famous frescos by Pablo Picasso. The exact year of the origin of Plaça Nova and when it was built is not known, but historians have marked 1358 as the...   view more
Mercat Gòtic de Antiguitats

4) Mercat Gòtic de Antiguitats

Mercat Gòtic 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 Gòtic 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,...   view more
Plaça de Sant Felip Neri

5) Plaça de Sant Felip Neri

The Plaça de Sant Felip Neri is located in the Barri Gòtic, a romantic, quaint square which is one of the hidden secrets of Barcelona. The famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, was run over on his way here by a tram, in 1928.

The Plaça de Sant Felip Neri is located on top of a medieval cemetery. In 1752, a baroque church was built here. During the Spanish Civil War, 20 children sought refuge within this church and were hit by a bomb. There were no survivors and even today this church is...   view more
Church of Sant Felip Neri

6) Church of Sant Felip Neri (must see)

Located in a small square very close to the famous Gothic Cathedral of Barcelona is the Church of Sant Felip Neri. This particular area, which is also commonly known as the Gothic District of the city, was once a prominent Jewish square. The church itself is situated in the exact centre of the Placa Sant Felip Neri and has a distinct trapezoid-shaped structure.

Visiting the church is an adventure in itself because the area is little known to the outside world and hence does not commonly...   view more
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...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Plaça de Sant Jaume

9) Plaça 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.
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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...   view more
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 façades. The mastermind behind the...   view more
Museu Frederic Marès

12) Museu Frederic Marès (must see)

The Museu Frederic Marès 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 Marès 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. Marès gave a...   view more
Plaça del Rei

13) Plaça del Rei (must see)

Barcelona is known for being home to countless magnificent historical buildings and places of worship depicting various forms of Roman art. The Gothic Quarter of Barcelona consists of some of the greatest examples of Roman art and architecture. But by far the most picturesque and also the oldest of all the structures present in the Gothic Quarter of the city is the Placa del Rei.

According to historical records, it was at this place that Ferdinand and Isabella received Christopher Columbus...   view more
Chapel of Santa Àgata

14) Chapel of Santa Àgata (must see)

Capella de Santa Àgata was constructed in 1302 by King James II of Aragon and his wife Blanca of Naples to join the Royal Palace and replace the old chapel that was in this palace. The chapel style is Gothic Catalan. It 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 Maria of Navarre and of Eleanor of Sicily. On the part of the sacristy is the octagonal bell tower, with completion in eight triangular...   view more

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...   view more
Plaça de Sant Just

16) Plaça 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...   view more
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...   view more

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Antoni Gaudí's Barcelona Walking Tour

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Gaudí is admired around the world as one of the most distinctive architects of the 20th century. The unique technique and use of natural forms make his creations stand out from the pack. La Sagrada Família, Park Güell, Casa Batlló and other masterpieces will definitely take your breath away with their beauty, forms, colors, and overall design. Take this tour and enjoy the sight of Barcelona's architectural marvels created by Gaudí.

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Travel Distance: 8.8 km
El Raval Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Shopping Walk

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Picasso Walking Tour

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Pablo Picasso - the great Spanish painter, draftsman, and sculptor - developed his style in Barcelona where he spent many years of his life. This tour will take you to the bohemian sites of the city associated with the famous artist. Here you can visit Picasso Museum, the art gallery where his works were displayed for the first time to the public, and other similarly important places.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km

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