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Barri Gòtic

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Spain, Europe: Plaza Real
Cathedral of Santa Eulàlia

Plaça de la Seu
Spain 08002
Tel: 34 93 315 1554

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Esglèsia del Pi

Placa Sant Josep Oriol
Spain 08002
Tel: 34 933 184 743

Royal Palace

Plaça del Rei
Spain 08002


Town Hall
1 Plaça de Sant Jaume
Spain 08002
Tel: 34 93 402 7000


Catalan Regional Government
4 Plaça de Sant Jaume
Spain 08002
Tel: 34 93 402 4600


5 Carrer de Marlet
Spain 08002
Tel: 34 93 317 0790

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Museu d'Història de la Ciutat

1 Plaça del Rei
Spain 08002
Tel: 34 93 256 2122

view web site ›'s insider take:

As the name suggests, most of the architecture in this neighborhood, in the heart of Barcelona, is Gothic. Cathedral of Santa Eulàlia, where the martyred Santa Eulàlia was laid to rest after being rolled down the Baixada de Santa Eulàlia in a barrel of glass, was begun in 1298, although its facade is actually neo-Gothic and was tacked on in the 18th century. The magnificent Esglèsia del Pi, is also the real deal, as is the Royal Palace in the Plaça del Rei and parts of the two civic buildings—the Ajuntament and Generalitat—facing off in the Plaça Sant Jordi. Less well preserved though just as authentic and interesting is the recently excavated Synagogue, in use until 1391 and considered the oldest in Spain. There are also some Roman traces in the vicinity, such as pieces of the defense wall and three lone columns that once formed part of a temple at what is now Plaça San Jaume. You can find the full story of Barcelona's birth beneath her shaded medieval streets at the Museu d'Història de la Ciutat, where excavated Roman foundations remain.

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a great district

it is really a great district, there are a lot of medieval monuments to visit including from the roman period but very be careful of pickpocket, to plan our holiday... more

The Best Way to See Barcelona,Spain

To save time and energy and see a lot of Barcelona, take the "Bus Turistic". For 20 Euros for a day (adult) and 12 Eusos for a child, the double-decker... more

Cathedral of Santa Eulàlia is amazing

You absolutely must visit the Cathedral of Santa Eulàlia. Even if you are not religious, this stunning gothic cathedral will take your breath away. more

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