Must-see attractions in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

  • Mercat de la Boqueria

    Mercat de la Boqueria

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    Barcelona's most central fresh-produce market is one of the greatest sound, smell and colour sensations in Europe. It's housed in a packed-out Modernista…

  • OCTOBER 26, 2014: People walking past market stalls on the La Rambla street in Barcelona.

    La Rambla

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    La Rambla is a tree-lined boulevard featuring a wide array of architectural delights, beautifully decorated flower stalls and particularly talented (and…

  • Outside of the Cathedral

    La Catedral

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    Barcelona’s central place of worship presents a magnificent image. The richly decorated main facade, dotted with gargoyles and the kinds of stone…

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Columns of Temple of Augustus in Barcelona : The Temple of Augustus is one of the Barcelona City History Museum (MUHBA) heritage sites

    Museu d’Història de Barcelona

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    One of Barcelona's most fascinating museums travels back through the centuries to the very foundations of Roman Barcino. You'll stroll over ruins of the…

  • Museum of Frederic Mares in Barcelona. Sculpture collection - gothic, middle ages

    Museu Frederic Marès

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    The wealthy Catalan sculptor, traveller and obsessive collector Frederic Marès i Deulovol (1893–1991) amassed one of the wildest collections of historical…

  • Exterior of Gran Teatre del Liceu

    Gran Teatre del Liceu

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    If you can’t catch a night at the opera, you can still take in the awe-inspiring architectural riches of one of Europe’s greatest opera houses. Opened in…

  • Outside of Palau de la Generalitat

    Palau de la Generalitat

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    The early-15th-century Palau de la Generalitat opens through a monumental late-Renaissance facade with neoclassical leanings, designed by Pere Blai, but…

  • Barcelona, Barrio Gotico

    Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    Begun in 1320, on the site of a 10th-century Romanesque church, this striking 14th-century basilica is a classic of Catalan Gothic, with an imposing…

  • View of Església de Sants Just i Pastor and the plaza

    Basílica dels Sants Màrtirs Just i Pastor

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    This slightly neglected single-nave church, with chapels on either side of the buttressing, was built in 1342 in Catalan Gothic style on what is reputedly…

  • Inside the Sinagoga Major

    Sinagoga Major

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    At the heart of the ancient Jewish Call lie the remains of what may well be the city’s main medieval synagogue (though some historians cast doubt on the…

  • Fountain inside Palau de Lloctinent

    Palau del Lloctinent

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    Flanking the Plaça del Rei, this 1550s palace was built as the residence of the Spanish lloctinent (viceroy) of Catalonia and later converted into a…

  • Tiles inside Casa de l’Ardiaca

    Casa de l’Ardiaca

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    The 16th-century Casa de l’Ardiaca has housed the city’s archives since the 1920s. Stroll around the supremely serene courtyard, cooled by a fountain and…

  • Buildings surrounding Plaça del Rei

    Plaça del Rei

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    The courtyard of the Gothic former Palau Reial Major, this picturesque, almost entirely walled-in square is where the Reyes Católicos (Catholic Monarchs)…

  •  Mosaïc de Miró on La Rambla

    Mosaïc de Miró

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    At Plaça de la Boqueria, where four side streets meet just north of Liceu metro station, you can walk all over a colourful 1976 pavement mosaic, with one…

  • View of Via Sepulcral Romana from above

    Via Sepulcral Romana

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    A block east of the top end of La Rambla is a sunken garden where a series of Roman tombs from the 1st to 3rd century AD were uncovered in the 1940s,…

  • Plaça de Sant Jaume with the Palau de la Generalitat in the background

    Plaça de Sant Jaume

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    In the 2000 or so years since the Romans settled here, the area around this often-remodelled square, which started life as the forum, has been the focus…

  • Plaça Reial, Barri Gòtic, Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

    Plaça Reial

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    One of the most photogenic squares in Barcelona, and certainly its liveliest. Numerous restaurants, bars and nightspots lie beneath the arcades of 19th…

  • Inside El Call

    El Call

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    Once a 14th-century house of the Jewish weaver Jucef Bonhiac, this small visitor centre is dedicated to the history of Barcelona’s Jewish quarter, El Call…

  • Església de la Mercè and square

    Basilica de la Mercè

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    Raised in the 1760s on the site of its Gothic predecessor, following designs by architect José Mas Dordal, this baroque church is home to Barcelona’s most…

  • Stained glass window at Temple d’August

    Temple d’August

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    Opposite the southeast end of La Catedral, narrow Carrer del Paradís leads towards Plaça de Sant Jaume. Inside No 10, an intriguing building with Gothic…

  • Top of Capella Reial de Santa Àgata

    Capella Reial de Santa Àgata

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    Accessed within the Museu d'Història de Barcelona, this is the chapel of the old Gothic Palau Reial Major (Grand Royal Palace). Outside, a spindly bell…

  • Exterior of Museu de l’Eròtica

    Museu de l’Eròtica

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    Observe what naughtiness people have been getting up to since ancient times in this museum, with historical relics such as Indian bas-reliefs showing…

  • Facade of Palau de la Virreina

    Palau de la Virreina

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    A rare example of post-baroque building in Barcelona, the Palau de la Virreina is a grand 18th-century rococo mansion (with some neoclassical elements)…

  • Inner courtyard of the Palau Episcopal

    Palau Episcopal

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    Across Carrer del Bisbe from La Catedral is the 17th-century Bishop's Palace. Virtually nothing remains of the original 13th-century structure. The Roman…

  • Ajuntament

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    Barcelona's town hall has been the seat of power for centuries. The Consell de Cent (the city’s ruling council) first sat here in the 14th century, but…

  • Outside of Església de Betlem

    Església de Betlem

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    On La Rambla with Carrer del Carme, this church was constructed in baroque style for the Jesuits in the late 17th and early 18th centuries to replace a…

  • People entering Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol

    Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    This small square flanking the majestic Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi is one of the prettiest in the Barri Gòtic, with its bars and cafes attracting…

  • Entrance to Centre de la Imatge

    Centre de la Imatge

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    The Centre de la Imatge is an exhibition space that forms part of the Palau de la Virreina. It hosts mainly – but not exclusively – photography shows.

  • Roman Walls

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    From Plaça del Rei it's worth a detour to see the two best surviving stretches of Barcelona's Roman walls, which once boasted 78 towers (as much a matter…

  • Domus de Sant Honorat

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    These remains of a Roman domus (town house) and three small shops, unearthed in the mid-19th-century Casa Morell, lie close to the Roman forum, and the…

  • Porta de Mar

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    On the edge of the old Roman city, on the spot where the entry gate from the port once stood, further ruins of the 4th-century Roman wall have been…

  • World Begins with Every Kiss Mural

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    Created by Barcelona photographer Joan Fontcuberta for the 300th Diada Nacional de Catalunya (2014), this seductive mural depicts a kiss between two…

  • Plaça de Sant Felip Neri

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    Graced by leafy acacias, a trickling fountain and a baroque church, this small square still bears signs of the destruction it suffered during a 1938…

  • Font de Canaletes on La Rambla

    Font de Canaletes

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    The section of La Rambla immediately south of Plaça de Catalunya is named after this inconspicuous turn-of-the-20th-century drinking fountain and lamppost…

  • Palau Moja facade.

    Palau Moja

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    After extensive renovation, Palau Moja – a neoclassical building dating from the second half of the 18th century, which previously housed the Generalitat…

  • Facade of the Museu Diocesà/Gaudí Exhibition Center

    Gaudí Exhibition Center/Museu Diocesà

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    Next to La Catedral, the Diocesan Museum hosts insightful exhibits on Gaudí including fascinating documentaries on his life and philosophy and the…

  • Entrance to Col·legi de Arquitectes

    Col·legi d'Arquitectes

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    Across from La Catedral your eye may be caught by what appear to be childlike scribblings on the facade of the 1931 Col·legi de Arquitectes. It is, in…

  • Entrance to the Hash, Marihuana & Hemp Museum

    Hash, Marihuana & Hemp Museum

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    One of the world's largest museums dedicated to all things cannabis-related opened to much fanfare in 2012. Set in the beautifully restored 16th-century…

  • Entrance to the Museu de Cera

    Museu de Cera

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    Inside this late-19th-century building you can wander about looking at Frankenstein, Che Guevara, Lady Diana and lots of Spanish figures you probably won…

  • Close up of side view of Palau Centelles

    Palau Centelles

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    A rare late-15th-century gem, the Palau Centelles is set round a fine Gothic-Renaissance courtyard adorned with later flourishes from the 18th and 19th…

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