Unmistakably the most historic part of Barcelona and an area bursting with a huge array of delights, the Barric Gotic neighbourhood exudes a charming, authentic ambiance and is the home to attractions such as the vibrant Plaza Real, the fascinating City History Museum and the stunning Barcelona Cathedral. It is also within this fabulous neighbourhood that you will find the famous thoroughfare – La Ramblas. Our most popular Barri Gotic apartments and a link to all apartments within the area, which are available in a range of sizes and budgets, can be found below.
Most popular Barri Gotic apartments
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A collection of nearby food stores, which are listed below, ensure that you are able to source an array of produce in order to prepare a home cooked meal within one of our self-catering apartments. Should you wish to take a break from home cooking, the area is also filled with a fine selection of restaurants, many of which are within close proximity to several of our Barri Gotic apartments and are also noted below.
The Barri Gotic, El Gotico or the Gothic Quarter, as it is alternatively known, is the oldest of all the Barcelona districts. This extremely atmospheric area has a unique authentic atmosphere of its own with its stunning medieval architecture and very different street layout from the rest of the city. You are sure to enjoy losing your way in the delightful labyrinth of narrow winding lanes and hidden plazas here. Feel free to explore at your leisure since the district is largely closed to general traffic apart from taxis and emergency vehicles. Be sure to look up when wandering in the locality as some of the city’s most interesting architecture can be found here. The sometimes shocking mix of very old alongside extremely new and modern can be surprisingly effective. Expect the unexpected here! You will find a wealth of laid back cafes, cosmopolitan bars and traditional tapas bars here. Perfectly central, the area is an ideal base for accessing the city’s other popular highlights with ease either on foot or by the excellent public transport system.
Two of the city’s most popular locations can be found in the Gothic Quarter, Plaza Real and the fabulous La Ramblas. The former is a beautiful internal city square where thousand of people gather daily to socialise with friends and enjoy some typical Catalunyan cuisine. Many visit to grab some evening refreshments before heading out to explore the local nightlife, some of which is situated within the square itself. Be sure to admire the amazing architecture here. It includes some very striking lamp-stands famously designed by the city’s favourite son, Antoni Gaudi himself. The name Plaza Real translates perfectly as Royal Square. It certainly has a regal status in the city and remains incredibly popular with both local people and visitors to the city.
La Rambla is the city’s most famous market street, a pretty tree lined walkway extending 1.2 km from the Placa de Catalunya down to the Christopher Columbus statue at the port. It is transformed daily into a maelstrom of commercial madness. At peak times you will find yourself having to fight your way to the stalls due to the sheer numbers of people. Making your way south towards the coastline you will be flanked by mimes, jugglers, buskers and other street theatricals not to mention the famously creative human statues. Look out for the unusual bird sellers with their cages of pretty songbirds, always a favourite with visitors. To avoid the busiest crowds and any professional pickpockets get there as early in the day as possible, particularly if you are travelling with small children.
The Barri Gotic is also known for its excellent nightlife possibilities. If you have enough energy after long days out exploring the city, then why not jump into your dancing shoes and trip the light fantastic into the wee small hours?
With some much to entertain, enthral and enrich your visit to Barcelona and of course so perfectly centrally located, the Gothic Quarter is ideal as a base for all your holiday adventures.
Many more must see sights and attractions can be found within Barcelona’s fabulous Barri Gotic area, making it a place which is certainly worthy of exploring from one of our Barri Gotic apartments.
All of these must see sights and attractions are within close proximity to many of our Barri Gotic apartments and are all just waiting to be explored.