What would Barcelona be without the Gotico? The most historic neighborhood in the city, rich in history and full of gorgeous architecture, beautiful Cathedrals and the Old Jewish Quarter, many would say that the Gothic neighborhood is the heart and soul of Barcelona.
See & Do
Named after Barcelona's Patron Saint, Eulalia, the Church's official name is the Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulalia which is Catalan for Cathedral of the HOly Cross and Saint Eulalia. This beautifully constructed building dates back to 1046 the Cathedral was built in Romanesque style with the interior consisting of one wide nave illuminated by large 15th century stained-glass windows.
One of the only restaurants in the city to feature a great brunch menu, Milk acts as both breakfast & brunch locale as well as a happy hour hub. This is a cozy place in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, right behind the Correos (post office) and is especially ideal during the winter.
A Gothic Quarter staple, Ginger bar and lounge acts as both cocktail and wine bar alike. Serving tasty, high-quality tapas in their dimly lit three story establishment, this is a great place for pre-dinner drinks or an after dinner digestif. It's particularly cozy in the winter, however during the summer the front and back doors stay open providing for a nice breeze.
Situated on Via Laietana, on the edge of the Gothic Quarter, the Grand Hotel Central is a gorgeous Hotel with an excellent rooftop terrace. One of few hotels that features views of the Born neighborhood and the apartment terraces, it's a classy, elegant and well equipped place to stay, smack in the city center.
What's a trip to Barcelona without a visit to the Boqueria. The city's most famous food market is on the edge of the Gothic Quarter and situated on La Rambla; one of Europe's most well known walkways. If you're a foodie, hungry or just plain curious, take a stroll through this incredible market and sample the freshest fruits, vegetables, meats, fish and cheeses in town.