The Gothic Quarter is an old quarter of Barcelona dating back to the 14th century. In this area, you can find beautiful medieval buildings, churches and narrow streets.
To get the best experience from your visit to the Gothic Quarter, we recommend you to take a free tour with Guruwalk. Our free tour guides will show you around and teach you about the history of this part of Barcelona.
Some of the sights of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter are the Rambla, Plaça Sant Jaume, the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia or the Born Quarter with its Cathedral of the Sea.
Located in the heart of Barcelona, La Rambla is a popular tourist attraction as it is lined with flower vendors, kiosks and street performers. Visitors can stroll through the Gothic Quarter to explore its ancient buildings and historical monuments.
The Plaça de Sant Jaume is home to government offices such as the Catalan parliament and the Palau de la Generalitat. Barcelona is also home to one of the world's best-known football clubs: FC Barcelona.
The Cathedral of Santa Eulalia is a Gothic cathedral in Barcelona. It is the church of the Catholic Church of the archbishopric of Barcelona and the seat of the bishopric. The building takes its name from Eulalia, daughter of King Wamba of the Visigoths. It was built on the site of a former mosque converted into a Christian church in the Gothic quarter of Barcelona. The building itself has been modified many times since it was first built, but one thing that has remained constant over time is that it has always served as a place where people come to worship God.
The Born quarter of Barcelona is the Jewish quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the Cathedral of the Sea.
The Cathedral of the Sea is one of Barcelona's most emblematic monuments. It was built as a penance for the Christians who killed their own people during the Crusade against the Albigensians. It was built from 12th century Romanesque architecture and Gothic style, making it one of the finest examples in Western Europe.