Gothic Quarter and Cathedral
The Gothic Quarter is the real heart of Barcelona, core of the medieval city which, until the middle of the19th century, was surrounded by walls. Once we cross the labyrinth of old streets we arrive at the Cathedral, the origin of which goes back to the 13th century.
Close by, in Plaza del Rey we can visit Gothic buildings such as the Palau Reial Major, Saló del Tinell, Capella de Santa Ágata and Palau del Lloctinent. In the plaza we can also find the Barcelona City History Museum.
In Plaza Sant Jaume we can find the Town Hall and Palau de la Generalitat, seat of the Autonomous Government of Catalunya. In the Gothic Quarter we also find the Call, the old Jewish district in Medieval times.
In Plaza del Pi and along Calle Petritxol, the most historic shops exhibit all their charm, without forgetting streets such as Ferran, Portaferrissa and, in particular, Portal de l’Àngel, exponent of the city’s commercial vitality that links the historic centre to Plaza Catalunya.
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