Barri Gotico, Barcelona

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    Medieval Barcelona: La Pia Almoina

    by Elisabcn Written Jan 12, 2007

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    Pia Almoina

    "Pia almoina" means pius alms in catalan. This is a gothic building next to the Cathedral where ,in medieval times, poor people could have something to eat every day (they fed every day 100 poor people). The Pia Almoina Institution was founded in 1009 but the present building was built in 1450. Now you can find inside a little museum with nice temporary expositions :-)

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    Medieval Barcelona: Jaume I the Conqueror

    by Elisabcn Written Dec 24, 2006

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    Jaume I the Conqueror

    Son of Pere I the Catholic, he was one of the best kings of the catalan-aragonese crown. He ruled for 63 years and he started the Mediterranean Conquest, adding Mallorca and Valencia to the Catalan territories.

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    A must: a visit to "Barri Gotic"

    by EmilianoCV Written Nov 16, 2006

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    Visit the little streets and the huge history of the Barri Gotic. Enjoy the Cathedral and the Roman ruins. See the beatiful Government building in Plaça Sant Jaume and of course buy some typical art & crafts from the shops you will find all arround the neighborhood.

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    Barrio Gótico : market place

    by Innovator Written Oct 15, 2006

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    The Barri Gòtic ('Gothic Quarter' in Catalan; Castilian: Barrio Gótico) is the centre of the old city of Barcelona. Many of the buildings date from Medieval times, some from as far back as the Roman settlement of Barcelona. Remains of the squared Roman Wall can be seen around Tapineria and Sots-Tinent Navarro to the north, Avinguda de la Catedral and Plaça Nova to the west and Carrer de la Palla to the south.

    The Barri Gòtic retains a labyrinthine street plan, with many small streets opening out into squares. Most of the quarter is closed to regular traffic although open to service vehicles and taxis.

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    Barrio Gótico - Great Authentic Gothic Buildings!

    by Innovator Written Oct 15, 2006

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    The Barri Gòtic ('Gothic Quarter' in Catalan; Castilian: Barrio Gótico) is the centre of the old city of Barcelona. Many of the buildings date from Medieval times, some from as far back as the Roman settlement of Barcelona. Remains of the squared Roman Wall can be seen around Tapineria and Sots-Tinent Navarro to the north, Avinguda de la Catedral and Plaça Nova to the west and Carrer de la Palla to the south.

    The Barri Gòtic retains a labyrinthine street plan, with many small streets opening out into squares. Most of the quarter is closed to regular traffic although open to service vehicles and taxis.

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    Walk around

    by Alex_71 Written Sep 24, 2006

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    Just walk on the Barro gotico.It's full of small streets(totally different from the big ramblas),and think how it'd be during medieval.All the architecture remember it,and you can notice,great masterpieces,or very interesting shops just walking.It ever seems different.After a while you can stop in a bar(it's full of them) and just relax,eting some "tapas" watching people walking.You can find also original things made of silk or other funny things in shops

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    BARRI GOTIC

    by hevbell Updated May 23, 2006

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    Barri Gotic back street

    The Barri Gotic area is a bit of a maze of all these picturesque narrow little back streets and I loved the view down this one. It wasn't until I looked at my guidebook later that I realised that the church in the distance is most likely Esglesia de la Merce since you can hardly miss the huge VIrgin on the top of the church. Apparently this is where Barcelona FCs players rush to thank her everytime they win!

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    Architecture at day, bars at night...

    by russian_yaz Written Mar 8, 2006

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    Wonderfull neighborhood to wonder around. It has some of the "must" visit buildings in Barcelona and the Rambla and the Passeig Maritim are nearby, places where to walk and feel the good atmosfere of the city. At night the negihborhood chages and turns into a huge bar and amusement place. Full of people of everywhere of the planet U will enjoy a night stroll on this neighborhood.

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    Gothic Quarter ~ Barcelona

    by Ericasmurf99 Updated Feb 19, 2006

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    Gothic quarter

    Barri Gótic, the old town distric known as the Gothic Quarter for the treasure house of Gothic monuments found there, occupies what was formerly an ancient fortified Roman village. It is the site of both historic monuments and modern institutions.

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    Barri Gotic

    by fishandchips Written Feb 6, 2006

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    The Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter) isn't a one building thing to do but a whole neighbourhood!!. It's the oldest quarter of Barcelona with parts dating back to the Middle Ages. A nighttime stroll takes on added drama with the lights giving the aged buildings a more different slant on what makes them special. The cathedral is the highpoint of this area and must be seen. There are Roman ruins and parts of 3rd-century walls through the area.

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    Old charm of Barrio Gotico

    by aukahkay Written Feb 5, 2006

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    Located off the Ramblas is an old part of Barcelona, the Barrio Gotico. This place is characterised by a labyrinth of narrow lanes and alleys, shops, restaurants and cafes. Its cobbled streets take you to distant times, here you will find a mixture of styles, from Roman to medieval Romanesque and Gothic. Each turn brings new surprises as you walk through this quarter. The most important landmarks in the Barrio Gotico are the Town Hall and the Cathedral La Seu. For art lovers, the Picasso Museum is also located in this quarter. Do be careful of your belongings when walking in this area and preferably do so during the day.

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    Gothic Quarter of Barcelona

    by PelLihi Updated Dec 1, 2005

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    Take a walk through the many small streets of the Barri Gotic. It's worth it. You'll find tons of small shops and restaurants.
    The Barri Gòtic is the centre of Barcelona, where the city originated, and where some of the main public buildings are located: the Palau de la Generalitat, the Town Hall, the Cathedral, the Palau Reial. Picasso lived and worked in Barri Gotic from 1895 to 1904 and Joan Miró was born and lived here during his youth.

    We startet at "Placa Catalunya" and walked through the quarter to the harbour - it was awesome.

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    Gothic Quarter

    by lashr1999 Updated Jul 22, 2005

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    Gotihic Quarter and me

    The Gothic quarter or Las Ramblas is the perfect place to see old buildings and Churches. Each street seems to have it's own sounds and sights, just wander around to experience it. You may see some street performers on your way there. Structures from various eras survive in this area. From the Roman era.you can see remnants of the Aqueduct, Roman Wall, Roman Tower, Roman Door, and the Columns of the Temple of Augustus. Some sites of interest from the Middle Ages until the 17th century are the Episcopal Palace, Royal Palace, Chapel of Saint Agatha, Chapel of Saint Llúcia, Pia Almoina, Saint Iu Door, the Frederic Marès Museum, and the Palace of the Lieutenant. Sites of interest from the 18th century to the 20th century are Saint Cristòfol Chapel, and the sculpture Topo by Chillida.

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    The Gothic Quarter

    by gypsysoul73 Written Jun 27, 2005
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    Just off Las Ramblas is Barcelona's oldest district, with it's cobblestone streets and historical buildings that date back as far as the Roman times. In the middle of this maze is the magnificent Cathedral which boasts of beautiful stained glass windows.

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    Barri Gotic

    by mella77 Written Jun 12, 2005
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    The most beautifull things are free! You don't need any cent to walk through the gothic part of Barcelona. The entrance in the gothic aria is made by 2 old towers. the old gothic town was not to big, but for sure is full of charm, history and culture...

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  • Dec 4, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    para repetir en el castellano, "En algun lugar al norte de las ramblas, y al sur de Via Laietana, en lugar al oriente u oeste--dentro de unas cuantas cuadras de--Carrer de Ferran, me encontre en un studio/taller pequenito. La duena es mujer. Alquila espacio por periodos breves a los artistas para exhibiciones temporalis. Un espacio acogedor, intimo pequeno y rico. No me acuerdo del nombre del taller.

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