Gothic Quarter is a walkable neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants, bars, and cafes. You can experience some local theater, or enjoy the natural beauty of the beaches. Gothic Quarter is a great home base for exploring the greater Barcelona area, especially with so many hotels to choose from.
Sightseeing around Gothic Quarter
The museums and theaters provide some cultural flavor, while the monuments and historic sites offer insight into local lore. MIBA Museum, MUHBA The Domus of Sant Honorat, and Barcelona City History Museum feature a variety of exhibits. You can check out the local talent at Teatre Principal, Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Teatre Romea. Iglesia de San Jaime, Barcelona City Council, and Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy are significant monuments. Plaza de George Orwell, Placa de Sant Jaume, and Placa Reial are some of the notable landmarks. Be sure to get some family photos at Bubbleparc, Barcelona Aquarium, and Umbracle.
There's plenty to do in the area, such as shopping and taking a tour. You can take some time to enjoy the outdoors at Parc de la Ciutadella, Jardines de la Torre de les Aigues, and Placa de la Sardana. Surround yourself with nature at Mossen Cinto Verdaguer Gardens, Sculpture Garden, and Parc del Mirador del Migdia. For retail therapy, consider Las Ramblas, Boqueria Market, and Maremagnum, and seek out the perfect souvenir. You won't be disappointed visiting other sights like Port Vell, Santa Caterina Market, or Moll d'Espanya.
A few of the most popular sights in the area include Palau de la Musica Catalana, Casa Batllo, and Sagrada Familia. You can also stop by Pompeu Fabra University, Palau de la Generalitat, and Church of Sants Just i Pastor.
Getting around Gothic Quarter
Looking for a quick way to explore more of the city? Catch a ride on metro transit at Jaume I Station and Liceu Station. Learn about your options for water transportation at the port.
The closest major airport is Barcelona (BCN-Barcelona Intl.), located 7.5 miles (12.1 km) from Gothic Quarter.