A Walk Around The Gothic Quarter Of Barcelona

A stroll through the Gothic quarter of Barcelona is one of those essential events that must have all trip to Barcelona, not only because it is an area in which much of the city’s most beautiful elements of interest are concentrated but by its unique atmosphere and fun bars, shops and terraces. Barcelona’s Gothic quarter smells of history and breathe charm. He was the original nucleus of the city of Barcelona, the most ancient settlement which grew walled and protected virtually intact until the 19th century. Trace a path by Barcelona’s Gothic quarter will be very comfortable if you stay in a hotel in Las Ramblas, next to Placa Catalunya, since this is a perfect point to start the tour: formerly Las Ramblas were outside the walls of the medieval city, being this great street a large torrent which channeled water to the sea. Little by little, Barcelona was growing and Las Ramblas were integrated into its urban fabric in a natural way, still today the essential axis of movement by the Centre of the city and one of the points of greatest tourist concentration in the Catalan capital. To follow the walk down Las Ramblas from Plaza Catalunya, you can get to what was one of the major gateways to Barcelona for centuries: Portaferrisa; and callejeando, then move towards the plate of the Pi, with its beautiful chapel at Santa Maria de el Pi, which gives its name to one of the areas most emblematic and animated of the Gothic quarter. Here you can take a snack in one of the pleasant terraces that there are in the squares of the environment, accompanied by painters and jugglers that we will have a relaxed time, enjoying the benign Mediterranean climate. Resuming the tour, discovering streets and corners of other times, we will soon find the plate of the Cathedral, where in addition to the Majesty of the temple, we will see one of the few remnants remaining of the ancient walls. Leaving us lead, we can iterate a tomorrow El Call, Santa Ana, La Merced and El Palau and take back to eat in the restaurant of the hotel in Barcelona. Enjoy experiences magnificent resting in the rooms of the Hotel Royal Ramblas in Barcelona.