Barri Gotic - Gothic Quarter, Barcelona

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    Pont dels Sospirs or Bridge of Sighs

    by Oleg_D. Written May 26, 2014

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    Neogothic Pont dels Sospirs or Bridge of Sighs connects the eastern wall of Palau de la Generalitat and western wall of Casa del Canonges (House of Cannons). Previously, there were many other bridges of this kind over Carrer del Bisbe but they were destroyed. This one was built after their destruction in XX century. These bridges were built so that city lay and ecclesiastic elites could travel from official building without interacting with citizens and to avoid any physical contacts with burghers. Although this is not original gothic structure it is no worse than best examples of gothic architecture made in XV century. That’s why this is one of many “must see” places in Barcelona.

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    Gothic Quarter

    by Oleg_D. Written May 23, 2014

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    Gothic Quarter or Barry Gotic in Catalan is the area in the central part of modern Barcelona limited by the La Rambla to Via Laietana and from the Mediterranean seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere. This is the part of so called Siutat Vella or Old city. In fact real Gothic quarter limited by the remains of Ancient Roman walls of Barcino built in IV century A.D.
    One of the masterpieces of Gothic Quarter is Eastern wall of Casa Cuitat or City Hall. Although the mane façade of City Hall was built in XIX century its eastern wall is gothic build in XV century decorated be the gargoyles, statues of saints and angels and Royal Aragonese coats of arms. This was is at the Carrer de la Cuitat.

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    Gothic Quarter, Part II.

    by Oleg_D. Written May 23, 2014

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    Gothic Quarter or Barry Gotic in Catalan is the area in the central part of modern Barcelona limited by the La Rambla to Via Laietana and from the Mediterranean seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere. This is the part of so called Siutat Vella or Old city. In fact real Gothic quarter limited by the remains of Ancient Roman walls of Barcino built in IV century A.D.
    The best examples of Gothic architecture you can find near the apse of the Cathedral at Carrer la Pietat and Carrer del Bisbe. Y will be able to observe masterpieces of gothic art there such as building and sculptures of angel and especially the bas-relief with Saint George in full suit of armor typical for the first half of XV century.

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    Gothic Quarter, Part III.

    by Oleg_D. Written May 23, 2014

    Gothic Quarter or Barry Gotic in Catalan is the area in the central part of modern Barcelona limited by the La Rambla to Via Laietana and from the Mediterranean seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere. This is the part of so called Siutat Vella or Old city. In fact real Gothic quarter limited by the remains of Ancient Roman walls of Barcino built in IV century A.D. These Roman walls were used as the bearing wall for many medieval structures such as the Palace Chapel, Royal Palace and Palace of Archdeacon. These ancient Roman walls are very similar to those built by Marcus Aurelius in Roma. Especially excellently preserved fragment of Roman wall you can see at Carrer Sots Tinent Navarro not far from Placa de Ramon Berenguer el Gran (Square of Ramon Berenguer the Great).

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    Gothic Quarter, Part IV

    by Oleg_D. Written May 23, 2014

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    Gothic Quarter or Barry Gotic in Catalan is the area in the central part of modern Barcelona limited by the La Rambla to Via Laietana and from the Mediterranean seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere. This is the part of so called Siutat Vella or Old city. In fact real Gothic quarter limited by the remains of Ancient Roman walls of Barcino built in IV century A.D. These Roman walls were used as the bearing wall for many medieval structures such as the Palace Chapel, Royal Palace and Palace of Archdeacon. Here you can see the view at ancient roman walls and Palace Chapel from the Square of Ramon Berenguer the Great. At this square you can see the monument of mentioned Count of Barcelona.

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    Gothic Quarter

    by MichaelFalk1969 Updated May 21, 2014

    The Gothic Quarter or "Barri Gòtic" is the oldtown centre of Barcelona, with many buildings dating back to medieval or even roman times. It is a pedestrian-only area, with many small intersecting streets and squares. Despite its name, additions were made in the 19th - 20th century, so it is not a purely medieval oldtown.

    Geographically, it covers the area between the waterfront and Ronda de Sant pere and between Las Ramblas and Via Via Laietana.

    Among the main sights are the Cathedral of Santa Eulàlia, the adiacent "claustre" (cloister), the "Bridge of Sighs", Basilica of La Mercè and Placa Reial.

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    Monument of five Heroes.

    by Oleg_D. Written May 9, 2014

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    This realist monument stands in surprising contrast to the predominant Gothic style of the surrounding buildings. It portrays five martyrs who were executed following an attempted uprising against the French troops during the occupation of Barcelona in 1808. Their names were Joaquín Pou, Juan Gallifa, José Navarro, Juan Massana and Salvador Aulét they met their cruel death on the garrote with dignity.
    In XX century the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera culminated with the dedication of a monument to the heroes of the 1809 uprising. At the year of 1929 Josep Llimona was commissioned to create the five bronze elements that surmount the plinth. The sculptures of five heroes are marked by a realism that is devoid of dramatism and show the people who had been condemned to the garrote, shortly before their execution at the Citadel. They were accused of attempting to free Barcelona from the French forces of occupation that had made the city their stronghold during the War of the Spanish Succession of 1808-1813. The plaque on the plinth bears the names of the patriots. An alabaster relief was added to the monument in 1941, when it was rededicated following the Spanish Civil War. It depicts a series of angels and was sculpted by Vicenç Navarro. The monument is enclosed by ceramic benches. The tiling, based on an engraving by Bonaventura Planella, portrays the entrance of the Napoleonic troops to the city. A monument located right in front of the Cathedral’s cloister where five martyrs were buried, contrasts in style and theme with the predominant Gothic architecture of the area.

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    Square of Saint Justus & Fivaller fountain

    by Oleg_D. Written May 9, 2014

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    Outside of the Saints Justus and Pastor in the Square of Saint Justus (Placa de San Just) is a final surprise is in store the Fivaller fountain, which is also Gothic in style. There are some other elements of medieval gothic architecture in the square.

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    Barri Gotico

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Sep 30, 2013

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    The Gothic Quarter is the centre of the old city of Barcelona. It stretches from La Rambla to Via Laietana, and from the Mediterranean seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere.
    The gothic block of Barcelona is considered one of most well kept ensembles of the medieval Europe. Narrow dark streets, thick walls, freakish water-drains give sensation of ancient city. The block was kept on a place of the Roman settlement Barsino.

    You can watch my 3 min 50 sec Video Barcelona Gothic Quarter part 1 out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

    You can watch my photo of Barcelona on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 41° 23' 0.04" N 2° 10' 35.03" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Barri Gothic.

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    Ramon Berenguer III “the Great”

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Sep 28, 2013

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    Ramon Berenguer III “the Great” is the sculpture by Josep Llimona i Bruguera a famous Catalan sculptor in the Barri Gotico. I’ve never heard about him. You can learn about this count of Barcelona here.

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    Cool and worth the time to explore !!!!

    by jlanza29 Updated Oct 19, 2011

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    This is the most beautiful and most famous part of Barcelona .... the Old Gothic Neighborhood ..... inter crossing ,winding, and cobble stone streets take you back to the 17th century. The neighborhood now is filled with tons of bars, restaurants and shops offering just about anything you would ever want. Be careful at night, some streets are poorly lighted and robbery here at night is not uncommon ... during the day the masses of people are everywhere. We spent an entire afternoon here .... well worth the time to explore all the streets !!!!

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    Barri Gotic (Barrio Gotico)

    by Airpunk Written Oct 7, 2011

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    Barcelona's Old Town, the Gothic quarter, sdtands in contrast with the bustling streets in the rest of the city. This part of Barcelona is not quiet at all, but things go a little more slowly and relaxed. It's the kind of place where you can spend some time walking through narrow alleys, admire buildings from centuries ago and take a small break in a little café. The most recognizable building is the Gothic Cathedral, called St. Eulalia or La Seu. But of course, there are hundreds of buildings from the Middle ages and early Renaissance to admire.

    Not the Bridge of Sighs... Renaissance Palace in doubtful state The streets of the Barri Gotic Part of the Cathedral
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    The Gothic Quarter in Barcelona

    by Xeriss Written Sep 11, 2011

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    The gothic quarter is the area in which the old town of Barcelona is situated. The streets in this quarter of the city vary considerably in style; however, the old quarter is generally characterized by narrow streets and tall old buildings.

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    Barri Gòtic

    by June.b Written Jun 15, 2010

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    It's so easy to do the Barri Gotic or Gothic Quarter tour. Just start walking from the Plaza Reial and work your way up til the city hall - a wide plaza - and to the carrer del bisbe irurita and its surrounds where you'll find lots of old buildings and museums, and churches.

    Don't forget to enter the big Cathedral of Santa Eulalia where we found live geese inside the cloister around the water fountain.

    If you want detailed explanation of the buildings around, then join the walking tour, but if you prefer - like we do - you can always skip the stories and just walk around on your own pace.

    children on gothic tour
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    Gothic Quarter

    by June.b Written Jun 14, 2010

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    The centre of the old city of Barcelona. It stretches from La Rambla to Via Laietana, and from the Mediterranean seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere.

    We decided to do this tour on our own and surprisingly we did it in few hours.

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