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Step Back in Time at Barri Gotic

To step back in time at Barri Gotic, you better be here early in the morning when the narrow streets are empty. When the Gothic Quarter is deserted, you can really feel like you’re time-traveling. From the cold cobbled stones on tapered paths to the sharp spires above, visitors are enchanted by the sheer magnificence of Gothic architecture.

Here are some important places to check out to step back in time at Barri Gotic.

Barcelona Cathedral. Make sure you’re properly dressed because they won’t allow people to go inside in shorts or mini skirts and in flip flops. Prepare to be blown away by the grandiose interior of┬ácomplex designs and elaborate carvings.

Step back in Time at Barri Gotic (Barcelona, Spain)

Step back in Time at Barri Gotic (Barcelona, Spain)

Carrer del Bisbe. This richly-decorated short bridge is a sight to behold. Stop and strike a pose here.

Calle Bisbe Step back in Time at Barri Gotic (Barcelona, Spain)

Step back in Time at Barri Gotic (Barcelona, Spain)

Pass under the bridge and you’ll see this tiny statues looking down at you.

Step back in Time at Barrio Gotic (Barcelona, Spain)

Step back in Time at Barrio Gotic (Barcelona, Spain)

Look up to these murals. I really have no idea what this is but I remember it’s on the left side of Calle Bisbe (facing the bridge above). As you can tell, the mural is, no doubt, of Roman origin.

Step back in Time at Barrio Gotic (Barcelona, Spain)

Step back in Time at Barrio Gotic (Barcelona, Spain)

In front of the murals, there’s a small but tranquil garden with an ancient fountain.

Step back in Time at Barrio Gotic (Barcelona, Spain)

Step back in Time at Barrio Gotic (Barcelona, Spain)

La Placa Sant Jaume. This square has the city hall and the provincial government building.

Step back in Time at Barri Gotic (Barcelona, Spain)

Step back in Time at Barri Gotic (Barcelona, Spain)

La Placa del Rei. This area used to be the most important square of Old Barcelona. It is said that it was here where Columbus was welcomed after his triumphant return from a long trip. He came here to report his findings to King Ferdinand.

Step back in Time at Barrio Gotic (Barcelona, Spain)

Step back in Time at Barrio Gotic (Barcelona, Spain)

In ancient Roman times, birds were kept in Roman temples because they’re used for ceremonial reasons.

Step back in Time at Barrio Gotic (Barcelona, Spain)

Step back in Time at Barrio Gotic (Barcelona, Spain)

Wander along narrow streets. You’ll always find something interesting.

Step back in Time at Barri Gotic (Barcelona, Spain)

Step back in Time at Barri Gotic (Barcelona, Spain)

There are also many cafes and restaurants around here. If you have time, explore the neighbouring La Rambla.

Be aware that La Rambla and Barri Gotic are the top two places in Barcelona where pickpockets are common. So, mind your belongings when strolling around the area.

Related: Things to do in Barcelona

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