Barri Gotic

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by Yadi on May 17, 2003

Barri Gotic has so many places to visit; you have to dedicate at least a full day to visit most of this area. We loved the Cathedral--consider this the central point of the Gothic Quarter. As you can tell from the pictures, it was being remodeled when we went, so a few spots were covered and/or under construction. There are also many shops to visit (we bought some fine Spanish leather shoes in one of them), and it's an excellent area to walk around and check out the street performers.

We also found many different bars and pubs, as well as plenty of restaurants. Make sure you drop by a tasca (local bar/cafe) for some fresh cafe con leche. Everywhere we went, we always ended up loving the coffee. Yes, you will find the occasional Starbucks trying to invade the regional ambience with its overpriced and overrated cappuccino. Trust me, the bar next door will serve you a much better cup of coffee for 1.20 euros, as opposed to 3.95 euros at Starbucks. The regional food is basically the same in this area. The main difference is how much you're charged for it--it's all based on the restaurant’s location.

You'll find nonstop action all day and all night in Barri Gotic.

Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter)
La Rambla To Via Laietana
Barcelona, Spain, 08002

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