The Barri Gòtic adjacent to the northeast side of the Ramblas.
Here began the history of Barcelona as the Roman settlement Barcino. The former main roads go through the district today. Most preserved monuments date from the 14th and 15 centuries, the heyday as a maritime power.
Many narrow and winding streets dominate the skyline of the Gothic quarter, the Barri Gòtic. The many sunny places before historic buildings gather around the cathedral, the heart of the Barri Gòtic.
The Barri Gòtic was in the 20s fully rehabilitated and now shines in a new lustre. Some of the most beautiful and most famous museums are located in this area.
Many small, but very specific shops can be found in the streets.
On the south-western side of the Rambla, seen from the sea left, is the part of the city Raval. Together with the Barri Gòtic Raval is the Old Town (Cuitat Vella) of Barcelona. Earlier, the Raval had a bad reputation, but in recent years, it had changed to a friendly quarter.
In no other part of town are so many monumental buildings and interesting museums.
Barcelona's famous opera house Gran Teatre del Liceu was opened again in 1999 after a fire has destroyed the building. The house is provided with latest technology and it is rebuilded at its original location at the Rambla. In the morning you can participate in guided tours, during which you can also see the impressive backstage areas.
The location of the Old Town and Gothic Quarter.
Free admission and discount with the Barcelona Card to the Museu MarÝtim, Museu d'Historia de la Ciutat, Monument a Colom, Palau de la M˙sica, Museu Frederic MarŔrs and the Picasso-Museum.
The Barri Gotic belongs to the Old Town and is the centre of Barcelona
In addition to many famous sights, the Barrri G˛tic has many small and dreamy streets.