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Gothic Quarter

23 October, 2011 0 comments

Barcelona is well known by its different areas. In the centre, the Gothic quarter is one of the most famous and popular ones and the most populated. Not surprisingly, as here you will find the most enigmatic buildings, the most beautiful squares and an architectural mixture that can’t compare with anything else. In the Ramblas themselves you can already see what the atmosphere in this area is going to be like, with monuments such as the Palau de la Virreina or el Teatro del Liceu. If you get into the small streets on its right, you will see the Gothic area at its best. You will see charming squares, like Plaza del Rei, hidden away and tiny, but it is worth visiting day and night when the neighbouring buildings light up. Around these streets you will find plenty of different craft shops, some sell old furniture, some sell foreign goods and souvenirs, or even the typical products made with Gaudi’s technique of trencadis. The Plaza Reial is at the end of the Ramblas and is very famous. You can get to it from this famous avenue and also coming from the streets at its back, which are really Gothic. It stands out with its arches and it is surrounded by popular bars and restaurants. In this area you will be able to find Roman remains like the famous walls, sculptures and typical buildings. The Gothic style is also visible in buildings such as the cathedral of Barcelona. The Romanesque style is present in churches and the most austere cloisters. The Gothic Quarter is also home to a Jewish area, the Call.