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Things to do in Gothic Quarter, Barcelona

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“Surely "the" museum to visit in Barcelona. For the artist and for the building. Imagine Montcada Street, in the Gothic quarter, five mansions united to form a museum, lovely to visit. About Pablo Ruiz Picasso the museum is essential to understand his formative years. The genius of the young artist is revealed to us through more than 3,500 works that make up this permanent collection.”
  • 392 locals recommend
Tourist Attraction
“The most iconic Food Market in Barcelona. A must visit! Also grab a bite the food court in the back of the market, you will enjoy great seafood!”
  • 476 locals recommend
Entertainment
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“A street in central Barcelona, popular with tourists and locals alike. A tree-lined pedestrian mall, it stretches for 1.2 kilometres connecting Plaça de Catalunya in the centre with Colombus statue.”
  • 444 locals recommend
Church
“The Barcelona Cathedral is a famous example of Catalan Gothic architecture that dates back to the 14th century. Despite staying in the shadow of the well-known Sagrada Familia, the cathedral is an impressive Gothic temple capable of falling in love with its visitors. Come and discover it!”
  • 287 locals recommend
Church
“ Built between 1329 and 1383, Santa María del Mar is a beautiful basilica considered the best and most complete example of Catalan Gothic architecture.”
  • 282 locals recommend
Market
“Great market to find all the food you need to prepare a healthy and tasty meal at home. And the shopkeepers will always advice you about the best way to prepare it!”
  • 233 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“The Palau de la Música Catalana is a concert hall designed in the Catalan modernista style by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. It was built between 1905 and 1908 for the Orfeó Català, a choral society founded in 1891 that was a leading force in the Catalan cultural movement that came to be known as the Renaixença (Catalan Rebirth).”
  • 124 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“It might be too touristic but is one of the little shopping centers opened on a sunday.”
  • 154 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The Gothic Quarter, or Barri Gòtic, is a charming district that has narrow medieval alleys full of trendy bars, pubs and Catalan restaurants. Remains of the Roman city are exhibited in the Museu d'Història de Barcelona. Artisans sell leather goods and rhinestones in the immediate vicinity of Barcelona Cathedral, and flower and food stalls crowd the busy Rambla. In the Plaza del Pi, named after the attached Gothic church, an art market is installed every weekend.”
  • 134 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“An architectural work of art by catalan genius architect Gaudí. An impressive palace open for visits. Just meters away from my flat.”
  • 128 locals recommend
Aquarium
“The Aquarium in Barcelona is a great experience for the sea lovers. It's in Port Vell (Barceloneta underground L4)”
  • 67 locals recommend
Department Store
“One of the biggest shopping mall, all streets around also full of big brand shops”
  • 81 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“ Built between 1905 and 1908 as the headquarters of the Catalan Orfeón, the Catalan Music Palace is one of the most special concert halls in the world and one of the most representative monuments of Catalan modernism.”
  • 183 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, is the oldest and most prestigious active theater in Barcelona, ​​especially as an opera house, among which it is considered one of the most important in the world.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“The most important street for shopping in the historic with its continuation in Portaferrissa street.”
  • 117 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Fresh fish from the market (you order by the Kilo like a market) and they cook it straight away in front of you. Very fresh. Try the chipirones!”
  • 146 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Fresh fish from the market (you order by the Kilo like a market) and they cook it straight away in front of you. Very fresh. Try the chipirones!”
  • 146 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“Quality asian tapas with craft beer / good prices! Local with international vibe”
  • 142 locals recommend
Bar
“Bar and restaurant with the best music shows (jam session) at night from Thursday to Sunday”
  • 89 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Els Quatre Gats -( Catalan for "The Four Cats") is a café, restaurant , that famously became a popular meeting place for famous artists throughout the modernist period in Catalonia, known as Modernism. The café opened on June 12, 1897 in the famous Casa Martí, and served as a hostel, bar and cabaret until it eventually became a central meeting point for Barcelona’s most prominent modernist figures, such as Pablo Picasso and Ramon Casas i Carbó. The bar closed due to financial difficulties in June 1903, but was reopened and eventually restored to its original condition in 1989. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Its a restaurant but it has great drinks and nice outside seating, groups are welcomed and good price menus as well. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“definitely my favourite restaurant in Barcelona right now, try to avoid going on weekends or go very early to make sure you get in! it's a bit expensive but really worth it!”
  • 74 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“The design of this place is wery special and your experience will be unique! ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“One of the best tapas bar in Barcelona! Tourists and locals go to this tapas bar restaurant, hence a trustful sign it is a great one!! If more than 2... booking is recommended as it is usually very crowded.”
  • 57 locals recommend

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