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 uncovered next to the remains of some 1st-century thermal baths, all attached to the neo-Gothic Centre Cívic Pati Llimona. Next door is the 1503 Capella de Sant Cristòfol, patron of travellers and, since 1907, protector of automobiles!

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1. Hash, Marihuana & Hemp Museum

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3. Palau Centelles

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4. Edifici de Correus

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5. Ajuntament

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6. Plaça de Sant Jaume

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7. Basilica de la Mercè

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8. Palau de la Generalitat

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