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Best attractions of Barrio Gotico, Barcelona

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Best attractions of Barrio Gotico, Barcelona

Barcelona’s Barrio Gotico, or Gothic Quarter as the tourists call it, is the epicentre of the city’s old town, and a fantastic place from where to base yourself on your next Spanish expedition. Offering visitors the best of history, shopping and sightseeing, Barrio Gotico is a maze of ancient Roman and Medieval hubs perfectly blended with brand new skyscrapers and ultramodern buildings and boutiques. Almost entirely traffic-free, days spent exploring the labyrinth that is Barrio Gotico is a mesmerizing and utterly rewarding experience; so book your holiday apartment in Barcelona ,in this most intrinsically authentic quarter to experience the essence of ancient, and very much contemporary, Spain. While out and about exploring downtown Barrio Gotico, make sure you don’t miss visiting some of the most celebrated and popular attractions in the whole city of Barcelona. Marvel at the Barcelona Cathedral The city’s namesake cathedral is an absolute splendour to explore, and a lovely respite from the sometime hectic city centre. The intricately carved and ornate exterior, so Gothic in its opulence and attention to detail, is an awe inspiring feat of ancient architecture. Built in the 15th century, and placed on top of a former gothic chapel, the cathedral is one ...

Food Glorious Food: Barcelona’s Boqueria Market

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Food Glorious Food: Barcelona’s Boqueria Market

It’s been called ‘the greatest market in the world’ and in many ways it is. Barcelona’s Boqueria market is the largest in Europe and the best in the city. Located right on Las Ramblas, La Boqueria goes beyond a place to do your weekly food shopping in Barcelona; it is a showcase for the Spain’s vast array of seasonal produce, an inspiration for local chefs, a stage for local community events and increasingly a top tourist attraction in Barcelona. Traders of all sorts have been peddling their wares at La Boqueria’s site since the 17th century when the city was still walled, though the soaring glass and iron structure you see today dates from the mid-19th century. Inside, there is logic to the market’s layout; in the centre you’ll find the ‘illa de peix’ (island of fish) where pearly-white cuttlefish, bucket-loads of prawns and scary-looking monkfish glisten on seas of ice. Around the edges you’ll find fruit and veg, with exotic fresh fruit juices sold at the Rambla-facing stalls. In between you’ll wander through everything in-between, from tiny paradas selling only eggs or bananas and another with every sort of fungi under the sun (Petras, Nº 867, they also specialise in ...

What is Las Ramblas, Barcelona?

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What is Las Ramblas, Barcelona?

A little over a kilometre in length, Las Ramblas is the "Champs Elysées" of Barcelona. It begins around the Port Vell and stretches north to Plaça Catalunya. To the east of Las Ramblas is the Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter) and to the west is an area called Raval. Las Ramblas is mostly set aside for pedestrians although there are two narrow roads that are one way in opposite directions on each side of the main central Las Ramblas Boulevard. Much of central Barcelona has been set aside for pedestrians, making Barcelona one of Europe’s most tourist friendly cities. The ramblas has 1 metro station, right in the middle of the stretch called "Liceu". The "Gran Teatre del Liceu", just opposite the station is an ancient opera house that can be visited at certain times. If you decide to book a Barcelona short term rental in the Las Ramblas area you will be at the heart of fun and excitement: with live music, painters and living statues, Las Ramblas is certainly the most colorful stretch of street in Barcelona. Shopping and eating in Las Ramblas is fun but expensive. The quantity of tourists ensures that the prices remain high but drinking a ...

apartments-barcelonaGothic Quarter: A video tour

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apartments-barcelonaGothic Quarter: A video tour

The Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic or Barrio Gotico) is the epicenter of Barcelona and if you decide to choose your Barcelona holiday rental here you will always be walking distance to the Ramblas, the Cathedral, the Old Port, Plaza Catalunya, Picasso Museum and the Borne Barrio. This short professional travel video is a good introduction to the sights that await you in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. Want to know more? Holiday Velvet recommends: The Barcelona Gothic Quarter Morning Walking Tour Photo Credit: **Mary** | Holiday Velvet has many Barcelona holiday rentals and Gothic Quarter apartments.

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