The Gothic Quarter of Barcelona

Whatever else you do whilst in the city, make sure you explore the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona

No matter how much time you spend exploring, you will always stumble upon yet another enchanting square or mysterious alleyway.

Just off the wide and touristy Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona a is treasure just waiting for you to discover.

Stroll around the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, a neighbourhood over 2000 years old, full of fascinating architecture. Discover the little streets full of restaurants, bars and shops, the never ending alleyways and the noticeably limited amount of traffic.

As you wander through the warren of winding streets, you’ll discover quiet squares with people sitting outside one of the variety of cafes and bars, shaded by umbrellas as they drink sangria and share plates of tapas.


To See and Do

Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

A walking tour is a great way to explore any city, and this particular tour will help you to discover the stories and history behind Barcelona’s most antiquated district.

Plaça del Pi          

A stone’s throw from the hectic La Rambla is one of Barcelona’s most enchanting squares, known for its architecture, shops and laidback atmosphere. In the shadow of one of the city’s finest Gothic churches, there are market stalls, artists on deck chairs and chilled café terraces.

Gothic Cathedral

I’m not a religious person myself, but I really appreciate the beauty behind stunning religious buildings.

Although the imposing Cathedral’s interior is impressive, you really need to take a walk into the quiet alleyways alongside it. Particularly, Carrer del Bisbe with its neo-Gothic covered bridge over the street and Plaça Sant Felip Neri, with its fountain and bullet-holed walls.


I love cities that manages to mix the old and new, and Barcelona is no different. I was immediate attracted to Barcelona, and although the architecture and views were astounding I found myself drawn to the more unusual aspects, particularly in the Gothic Quarter. 

The Gothic Quarter itself is a beautiful area to visit, with it’s mix of historical architecture and street art. Wandering around the area becomes an activity in itself, journeying into all the little shops, cafes and bars to see what they have to offer.



Have you been to Barcelona?

Did you explore the Gothic Quarter?

Let me know in the comments.






  1. 28th October 2017 / 5:49 pm

    Barcelona is one of our favorite cities, nice post.

    • 29th October 2017 / 4:52 pm

      Thank you. This was my first visit and I thought it was a beautiful city.

  2. 28th October 2017 / 7:52 pm

    Loved this post… this is my absolute favorite part of Barcelona. It is so beautiful (& your photos are great!)

    • 29th October 2017 / 4:54 pm

      Thanks. I absolutely love old parts of cities, and this was definitely one of my favourites.

  3. 28th October 2017 / 8:29 pm

    Nice, I have been to Barcelona many times but I’ve never been in this area. I should check it out next time I go.

    • 29th October 2017 / 5:01 pm

      I would definitely recommend it. If you love exploring cities with history and character and you like small winding streets surrounded by beautiful architecture.

  4. Joanna
    28th October 2017 / 8:33 pm

    I have been to Barcelona and I did explored the Gothic Quarter with a free walking tour. It was truly fascinating, the architecture is pretty amazing. I actually had my morning coffee in the Gothic Quarter every day, on an alley, outside the busy areas.

    • 29th October 2017 / 5:11 pm

      Thanks. I know what you mean. I was only there for a week and thought it was a great city.

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