Do you Barcelona districts?
Barcelona is world famous for many things but one makes us particulary proud is that is a cosmopolitan city. If you know the city you know that people, as well as the neighborhoods and spaces of the city make it a magical destination to discover. On this occasion we present you one of our favorite districts, living representation of this mix of people, languages, epochs and influences. Appreciate its streets, squares and walls, they have much to tell.
That’s right, we’re talking about the Gothic Quarter. The Gothic quarter belongs to the district of Ciutat Vella, its name comes from its abundant Gothic architecture that can be seen in the cathedral of Barcelona, in Plaça del Rei and the famous bridge in carrer del Bisbe.
This neighborhood, the oldest of all, was born on the ruins of the ancient Roman city Barcino. If you decide to lose yourself in its streets you can still find some remains of Roman walls. This neighborhood is one of those places that must be walked slowly and calmly to enjoy what remains of the glorious past of the city.
A mandatory stop has to be Plaça Sant Felip Neri, this place was bombed during the Civil War and today its walls have been marked for life.
After losing you in the streets, in case you get hungry or want to take something, the Gothic has a wide range of restaurants and bars that vary both in price and in type of food.
Here our selection:
1. Sensi Tapas 1. Penny Banger
2. Federal Café 2. Carlos & Matilda
3. La Alcoba Azul 3. El Bombón
4.Cecconis 4. Ocaña
5. Tucco 5. Marula