Located in the very centre of Barcelona, Barrio Gotico is the most famous and ancient neighborhood of the city, as it was founded by the Romans.
It’s little streets connect several points of interest that are really worth the walk. Also, remember to look up sometimes, as the Gothic buildings are of a great beauty as well.
Through your errands, you will see the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia dating from the 15th century, Plaza Real with its beautiful palm trees which are surrounded by Napoleonian style buildings, and Placa del Pi where you will encounter lots of little shops, painters and cafes.
Don’t miss the Gothic-style bridge of Carrer del Bisbe connecting the Palau de la Generalitat, which houses the Catalonian Presidency offices, to the Cases dels Canonges where stays the President of Catalonia, built in 1928 by Joan Rubió.
You can also discover the vestiges of Roman Barcelona, at the time called Barcino, in the Museu d’Història de Barcelona, where you will see the ancient foundations of the city.
But if you have the time and the energy, don’t hesitate and get lost in Barrio Gotico. There is a lot more to discover.