El Barri Gòtic, also known as the ´Gothic Quarter´ is located in the heart of Barcelona and is the oldest town in the city as this neighbourhood was once the first part of the original Barcino, the ancient Roman city of Barcelona from which the Catalan capital we know today, developed. El Barri Gòtic is situated in-between the famous Las Ramblas and the grand Via Laietana, and its boundaries stretch all the way to the Mediterranean coast.
The area is characterised by winding, labyrinthine streets, intimate plazas, public spaces, and beautiful Gothic architecture. In the Barri Gòtic you will find the famous Barcelona Cathedral, as well as the political and public heart of Barcelona, the Plaça de Sant Jaume, where the Generalitat de Catalunya and the City Council operate.
El Barri Gòtic is the perfect place to get an authentic feel for the rich history of Barcelona, as well as enjoy some of its famous contemporary attractions. Starting from Plaça de Catalunya, a walk down the commercial street, Portal del Àngel, will take you to plenty of well known shops and authentic cafés. Strolling along the narrow, twisting streets of El Gótico, you will come across many unique boutiques, ideal for picking up some souvenirs, plus plenty of restaurants and bars with terraces where you can relax and take in the beautiful surroundings. In the picturesque Plaça Reial, there are many great places to dine as well as some top nightclubs. If you´re looking to make the most of your stay in Barcelona and want to be close to some of the city´s most historic sights, then opting for an apartment in the Gothic Quarter is the perfect choice.