About the Gothic Quarter Walk in Barcelona
Barcelona’s Barri Gótic, or “Gothic Quarter,” contains all the layers of this city’s deep history, from ancient Roman outpost to capital of the Crown Aragon in the Middle Ages to the making of a modern metropolis in the 19th century. In this three-hour comprehensive tour of this historic core we’ll pull back the layers of Barcelona with a trained scholar and learn how to read the city in all its complexity.
Although a strictly chronological approach is impossible in a such a palimpsest as Barcelona, we’ll start our exploration in the Plaza Nova where one can still see some of the remains—a gate, part of the walls—of the Roman outpost that presaged the city. We discuss the basics of Roman city planning and architecture as well see several other remnants of Rome throughout the walk and discern elements of the Roman plan within the layout of the city today.
From here our course will take us through the heart of the Gothic Quarter, passing undoubtedly by the main Cathedral. We’ll use thiread more
- Duration: 3 hours
- Category: History
- Group: €70 per person
- Private: €305 per party
- Venues Visited
- Barcelona Cathedral