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International Travel — Europe
Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona Attractions
Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter)
— Barcelona Cathedral
(La Seu)
— Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
— Bridge of Sighs "Eternal Love"

 

Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter)
Explore Barri Gòtic, also known as Barcelona's Gothic Quarter. The historic Gothic Quarter is a maze of narrow winding cobblestone streets, tiny squares, gothic architecture, little cafes, bars, and shops — making it one of Barcelona's most popular "must-see" venues. It's a great place for strolling, sightseeing, relaxing at a little cafe... and people-watching!



Located in the center of the old city of Barcelona — it stretches from Las Ramblas to Via Laietana, and from the Mediterranean waterfront to Ronda de Sant Pere.

Google Map of Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter)

Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) developed his famous style while living in Barcelona and spent many years of his life here. He lived and worked in Barri Gòtic from 1895-1904.

Joan Miró was born and lived in the Gothic Quarter during his youth. El Call, the medieval Jewish Quarter, is also located within Barcelona's Gothic Quarter.



Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
Be sure to visit this elegant Catalan Gothic church, located in the Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter) — it dates back to the mid-14th century. Its exceptional acoustic conditions make it an ideal venue for classical concerts.

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Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar


Bridge of Sighs
— "Eternal Love"

Walk under the medieval Bridge of Sighs — a copy of the one in Venice — located in the streets of the Gothic Quarter (pictured right).

Follow in the traditions of Venice and give your loved one a kiss under the bridge at sunset. In Venice, legend has it that if you kiss on a gondola at sunset under the Bridge of Sighs, (Ponte dei Sospiri) you will be assured "eternal love" — we kissed there on our honeymoon and have been happily married for over 25 years :)

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Barri Gòtic, also known as Barcelona's Gothic Quarter - a maze of narrow winding street and tiny squares - Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona Cathedral is also known as La Seu - in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona Cathedral
— La Seu

Barcelona Cathedral (also known as La Seu and the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia) is one of Spain's most striking cathedrals. Located in the city's historic Gothic Quarter (Barri Gòtic), its Catalan Gothic architecture dates back to the 14th century.

Google Map of Barcelona Cathedral

Plaça de la Seu
On Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings, enjoy dancers performing traditional Catalan dance at the Plaça de la Seu — located in front of Barcelona Cathedral.


Bridge of Sighs in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, Spain. The Bridge of Sighs is a copy of the one in Venice, Italy

Barcelona Tours
& Sightseeing

Spend a full day in Barcelona seeing all the highlights of the city, including the monuments and buildings created by Spain's most famous artists — Gaudi and Picasso.

Barcelona Sightseeing Tours

 

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