Sygic Travel

The Gothic Quarter Tour

Discover the core of the city - the charming Gothic Quarter and the vibrant Rambla.

Things to do on this trip

Day 1

  • Plaça de Catalunya

    One of the main squares of Barcelona boasts beautiful fountains and statues and is an ideal place for people watching.

    For example, you'll find a monument honoring the former president of the Generalitat here, as well as a statue of a female figure by Josep Clara called La Deessa.

    Live musical performances often take place here. The square is also a significant transportation hub.

  • La Boqueria Market

    A traditional market where you can find almost everything you could ever need. Come here for the souvenirs and the atmosphere!

    It is in fact one of the largest and most famous food markets in Europe. Apart from the stalls, there are also bars where you can buy lunch or a snack. You can have anything from pizza to seafood.

  • La Rambla

    This long pedestrian street is lined with cafés, bars and shops and always bustling. Performances of street artists are common here.

    When you stroll down the street, you will also see many sights, such as the oldest theatre in the city or the Palace of the Virreina.

    Do not miss Joan Miró’s colourful pa­vement mosaic in the centre of the boulevard.

  • Gran Teatre del Liceu

    Operating from the 1850s, this opera house has hosted many world-known stars performing compositions by Mozart, Verdi or Wagner.

  • Plaça Reial

    This colonnaded square attracts tourists because of the Fountain of the Three Graces and the two lamp posts designed by Gaudí located here.

    At night it is packed with both locals and tourists who are having fun in one of the surrounding bars. There are also cafés and restaurants.

  • Gothic Church of St. Mary of Pi

    The church designed in Gothic style with beautiful windows was built in the 14th century and has been restored after a fire in 1936.

    If you want to visit treasure rooms and museum spaces, book your appointment ahead.

  • Plaza del Pino

    Take a walk around the city, stop by at this cosy little plaza and enjoy a cup of coffee next to a charming Gothic cathedral.

  • Carrer Petritxol

    Find this narrow street and marvel at the variety of small galleries, cafés and shops it offers. Don't forget to buy chocolate there!

  • Plaça de Sant Felip Neri

    Although this square is a bit hidden, it's worth looking for because of its mysterious atmosphere and the Baroque church standing there.

    There is a school next to the church where 42 people died in 1938 during a bombing raid by fascist planes. See the plaque commemorating their lives.

  • Barcelona Cathedral

    Barcelona's main cathedral is a lavish showcase of Gothic architecture – its high ceilings and gargoyles are truly breathtaking.

    Dedicated to the patron saint of Barcelona, the cathedral boasts a beautiful high altarpiece, designed by the artist Pedro Costa. Also note the organ under the bell tower.

    The Cathedral houses a small museum, where you can admire wonderful Gothic paintings.

  • Grand Royal Palace

    Many important persons resided in this complex of three buildings, including the Kings of Aragon. It was built about ten centuries ago.

    One of the buildings, Saló del Tinell, is a ceremonial area built by King Peter IV. This is where Catholic monarchs received Colombus after he returned from America.

    The Palatine Chapel of St. Agatha features an altarpiece of Constable Peter of Portugal. The Palau del Lloctinent was built by Charles V in the 16th century.

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