Are you planning your next trip to Barcelona? Renfe-SNCF en Coopération offers you the possibility of travelling there up to three times a day! In addition to the nice views on the train, the central location of the stations will save you time and money when you travel.
The Gothic Quarter is one of the must-see places in Barcelona: walking through its streets and squares you will experience the past and the present of the city. Besides enjoying one of the most impressive European Gothic architecture; shops, restaurants and cafes enrichen the cultural visit.
The following places are the ones you cannot miss on your visit to the Gothic Quarter:
CATEDRAL DE BARCELONA
The construction of the cathedral
began in 1298, during the Romanesque period, on the site of an early Christian basilica. However, it was completed in the Gothic period. The main facade was built between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. After more than five years of work, the restoration of the facade and the dome of the Cathedral was completed in 2009.
PLAÇA DEL REI
The monumental ensemble of the Plaça del Rey
is one of the locations that best show the medieval past of Barcelona. On the square you will find the Palau Reial Major that was the residence of the Catalan counts from the thirteenth to the early fifteenth century.
PLAÇA DE SANT JAUME
Since the foundation of Barcelona, the Plaça Sant Jaume
has been the political center of the city and it is where the City Hall and the Generalitat are located. Both institutions already existed in the middle ages and its location is not accidental. In the ancient Roman Barcino the cardus and the decumanus crossed here, creating the Forum.