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Gothic quarter



  • Plaza de Sant Lu square and the cathedral door. Barcelona

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Gothic quarter


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Barcelona  (Catalonia)


Gothic quarter


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Gothic Quarter

This is the genuine heart of Barcelona, and one of its most attractive areas. Strolling around its alleyways and streets you'll discover the city's medieval and Roman past as you come upon palaces, residences and churches. The cathedral is particularly remarkable, as are the Gothic churches of Santa María del Pí and Sant Just y Pastor. You'll also find the Jewish Quarter, which still conserves part of its old synagogue, the Roman necropolis and the ruins of the Roman temple of Augustus. In the Gothic Quarter you'll find a number of squares, of which three are particularly outstanding: Sant Jaume, with the Town Hall and the Palau de la Generalitat building; Plaza del Rei, the most important example of medieval architecture in the city with a part of the old Roman wall; and the Reial, a porticoed square that is very popular at dusk thanks to the wide variety of restaurants there.

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