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Things to do in Barri Gòtic

Founded by the Romans circa 133BC, "El Barri Gòtic" has been the historic and cultural heart of Barcelona ever since. More than just a hub for tourism, the Gothic Quarter has a little something for everyone. Here are a few tips before booking your tour!


The quarter boasts some of Barcelona's best restaurants – and its oldest, Can Culleretes! Try Bar Pinotxo's top-class tapas or the traditional curios saved from extinction at Agut.


The Gothic Quarter's shops and boutiques make spending money just a little too easy! Check out L'Arca de l'Àvia's antique homeware and the Catholic candy (yes, really!) at Caelum.


El Barri Gòtic's narrow streets are rich with history, from Barcelona Cathedral and the old Jewish quarter to La Rambla and Passeig de Gràcia – home to several of Gaudí's works!


Culture vultures will find plenty to stir the imagination at the quarter's museums. Highlights include the Barcelona City History Museum and the eccentric Museu Frederic Marès.

Drinking and Dancing

Despite its age, the area is no stranger to Barcelona's favorite cocktail! Check out Jamboree's Latin and jazz jams or catch Indie rock acts at Sidecar Factory Club.

Gothic Quarter Barcelona: Our Tips

When to visit?

Barri Gòtic is one of Barcelona's busiest districts, so it might be best to avoid the tourist season if you can! Visiting in May or June will see shorter queues and better hotel availability without sacrificing the glorious weather.

Is it safe?

Like La Rambla, Barcelona's Gothic Quarter is a haven for pickpockets targeting tourists. Always keep your valuables out of sight and never leave your belongings unattended. Violent crime is not much of a concern, but if out sampling the area's nightlife – as with anywhere – it can't hurt to stick to populated, well-lit streets!

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    The Quarter is always open for a stroll and some people watching!
  • What is the price?
    It's free to take in the views, but it'll be easy to spend money on food, souvenirs and entertainment!
  • Will I need a guide?
    Why not? Might be worth it to check out these best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    This area is within walking distance from the old town and city center!
  • Additional tips
    • Remain aware of your surroundings, as you would in any large city.

What People Are Saying About Gothic Quarter Barcelona

One who loves music, singing and dancing would love it!

On our trip we searched tickets for our first Flamenco show. We didn't aim the most spactular and prestige one, and we found this show. There are only 2 dancers, and they dance each in his turn (the stage is very small) - so just know that there are shows of more the 2 dancers. The 5 men band who played the music were spactacular! We were so happy we had the chance to sit in the 2nd row, thus we could see their feet. I don't know how is it for the crowd who sit in the back. We paid 64 euro for a couple (32 for each). A single ticket only for this show costs 15 euro in the entrance. We skip the line in the entrance because of this deal. The tapas dinner afterwards was in another bar (close to the flamenco place). The dinner was very good. 9 dishes, but we were stuffed after 4 dishes :) and also lots of Sangeria. If you're searching for a taste of flamenco. we recomeds! About the dinner, do your math but it was very good!
Barcelona: Tapas and Flamenco Experience Reviewed by Natan, 10/17/2016

Wonderful overview of the old city of Barcelona

Our tour guide Alex was great. He was extremely knowledgable about the history of the area. Highly recommend
Barcelona: Free 2.5-Hour Walking Tour Reviewed by Susan, 10/16/2016

Informative, fun, great host, easy walking.

My Mother and I both thoroughly enjoyed the tour. It was the perfect way to explore the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter and learn some amazing history about this beautiful city. Was an easy walk, suitable for my 72yr old mother and a great way to spend time before lunch.
Barcelona Free Walking Tour: Gothic Quarter Reviewed by Darlene, 10/15/2016

The best cooking class with the classiest chef we ever had !

Thank you Ives for the highlight of our Barcelona holiday ! Hope all is well with you and your family. Xo
Barcelona: Private Cooking Class and Market Tour Reviewed by diane, 10/14/2016

Excellent. Very thorough coverage of a wonderful old city

Max was an excellent guide. His knowledge was profound and he made the tour so interesting. He wrapped up a couple of thousand years in 2 and a half hours!
Barcelona: Free 2.5-Hour Walking Tour Reviewed by Peter, 10/13/2016

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