City visit of the Barrio Gotico district in Barcelona

City visit of the Barrio Gotico district in Barcelona

The Barrio Gótico is the Medieval centre of the city and a true labyrinth...

How to visit the Barrio Gotico?

 

Walk around the little streets around the Cathedral. Discover the most old antique dealers, or the feathers and umbrellas' merchants in the street Banys. It is here, where took place the most determining historical events of Barcelona

Hotels at the Barrio Gotico

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 Our visits are made such as you start from one point and arrived to another logically.

 

 Follow from one address to another and do not hesitate to stop by our best addresses like restaurants and shops, this is also part of discovering a city

 

 Have a good journey the Barrio Gotico:

 

1- The Cathedral - Catedral de la Santa Creu ***

 

Cathedral Santa Creu - Monument

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Catedral de la Santa Creu 

Construction began in 1298. The cathedral faces onto the Plaça de la Seu in the center of the Barri Gòtic area of the old city and is surrounded by other remnants of Barcelona's past - notably some Roman remains and various medieval structures.

The main facade is dominated by the massive main door and the central spire. Oddly sited, the spire is placed to the front of the building instead of the more usual position over the crossing of nave and transepts. To either side of the building are two simple towers which are only visible from the sides and rear of the cathedral. Access to the roof can be from the northern transept via a small lift. There are excellent views over the city as well as a close-up view of the central tower. The interior of the cathedral is suitably impressive with a fine nave and soothing cloister.

Address : Pla de la Seu, 3
Opening hours : Everyday from 8am to 12:45am and from 5pm to 7:30pm
Phone : +34 93 342 82 60
Metro/Bus : Metro: L4 Jaume I / Bus:17, 19, 40, 45, 100

 

2- La Plaça Sant Jaume **

 

Placa Sant Jaume - Monument

La Plaça Sant Jaume

Back in the Roman period this square was (and still is) where important government buildings were found. On one side there is the Palace of the Generalitat (the government of the Autonomous Community of Catalunya) and on the other stands the City Hall. This square has been witness to some of the most important events in recent Catalan history, such as the proclamation of the Catalan State in 1931 or the return of Josep Tarradelles from exile in 1977. On Sunday mornings, people come to dance the Sardana, the national dance of Catalonia -- it's a very Catalan moment and worth checking out.

Address : Plaça de Sant Jaume
Metro/Bus : Metro: L4 Jaume I

 

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4- Barcelona City Museum

 

Barcelona City Museum - Museum

Museu d'Història de la Ciutat de Barcelona

Museu d'Història de la Ciutat de Barcelona

Museu d'Història de la Ciutat de Barcelona

Museu d'Història de la Ciutat de Barcelona.

The most important to visit is its underground exposition where reminds of the old " Augusta Barcino" are exposed.

 

You will see here mosaics, wall paintings, graves and a pool, excavated remains of ancient structures, documents, engravings, etc.

Address : pl del Rei, 1
Opening hours : Monday to Thursday from 10am to 2pm and from 4pm to 7pm, Friday from 10pm to 2pm.
Phone : 00 34 93 256 21 22

 

5- La Plaça del Rei, Tinell and the chapel Saint Agata***

 

Placa del Rei - Monument

La Plaça del Rei

La Plaça del Rei

La Plaça del Rei

La Plaça del Rei, Tinell and the chapel Saint Agata

 
This is the most handsome section of ancient Barcelona. It is a square outlined by gothic buildings toped by the facade of the former main Royal Palace and its watchtower- a true skyscraper for the 16th Century. The Plaça del Rei ( the King Square) is the most noble urban space of old Barcelona. On this majestic square stand some of the important medieval buildings of the city: the Palau Reial Mayor which contains the exquisite Saló Tinell banqueting hall, the Chapel of Santa Agatha and the Palau de Lloctinent

Address : Plaça del Rei
Opening hours : Tuesday to saturday from 10am à 2pm then from 4 to 8pm.
Phone : 93 316 27 40 (Santa Ágata)
Metro/Bus : Metro: L4 Jaume I

 

6- Frederic Mares Museum

 

Frederic Mares Museum - Museum

Museo Frederic Marès - Barcelona

Museo Frederic Marès

Museo Frederic Marès - Barcelona

Frederic Marès, the founder of this museum was a sculptor, historian, and a teacher. Its heterogeneous collection includes the most important gathering of Hispanic sculpture from the 12th to the 19th centuries in Spain.

 

We appreciate this museum because of its inside courtyard, fresh and perfect for having a break while visiting the Gothic area of Barcelona!

Address : Plaça de Sant Iu, 5-6
Opening hours : From Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10h to 19h. Sundays and holidays from 11h to 20h
Phone : +34 932 563 500
Metro/Bus : Metro: Line 4 (Jaume I) Bus: 17, 19, 40 and 45

 

7- Plaça Nova**

 

Placa Nova - Monument

Plaça Nova

Plaça Nova

Plaça Nova

Plaça Nova is the place where the old city was born : Barcino. These letters are sculptured in the square. Two Romanesque towers flank the door Del Bisbal. This square becomes a market with antique dealers every Thursday from 9h to 20h. Festivals and Sardanas are held here also.

Address : Plaça Nova
Metro/Bus : Metro: L3 Liceu or L4 Jaume I

 

8- Plaça del Pi ***

Placa del Pi - Monument

Plaça del Pi

One of the best loved areas for artists and bohemians is the confluence of the Plaça del Pi, located just off the Ramblas.

The area is dominated by the church of Santa María del Pi (XIV-XV c.) with its huge multicolored rose window. Frequent arts and crafts fairs, as well as sales of natural foods such as honey and "mató" (a mild cheese) are held in this square. We can also find here the house of the Gremio de los Revendedores, which dates from 1685.

Address : Plaça del Pi
Opening hours : Chruch: every day from 9.30am to 1pm and 5pm to 8:30pm
Metro/Bus : Metro: L3 Liceu

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3 comments

  1. barrio gotico to visit - jim (11 Feb 2014 - 16:45)

    Barrio Gotico is the first place to visit while in Barcelona. Beautiful and historic!!

  2. barrio gotico - eduardo alperin (6 May 2011 - 09:00)

    el barrio gotico tiene mucho mas de loq ue muestra esta pagina.desmerece lo que tiene Barcelona.

  3. Santa Maria del Pi - Lino (23 Nov 2010 - 02:58)

    Sono entusiasmato perchè Domenica prossima 7 nov 2010 andrò proprio a S.Maria del Pi con la Polifonica Karalitana della Cattedrale di Cagliari (Sardegna). Animeremo la S.Messa e a seguire ci esibiremo in un Concerto diretti dal M.o Mons. Gianfranco Deiosso.

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