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This fascinating area is steeped in history, with city hall located in the same spot where kings once reigned. You'll find narrow streets and squares here, with Gothic mansions, museums, historic churches, bars and restaurants. The Placa del Rei is...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The area of Barcelona covered by Cuitat Vella includes the great majority of the best bits (IMO). It includes the Gòtic and El Born areas, Barceloneta and Port Vell. I have spent many happy hours and days in these parts of Barcelona. Whilst other areas...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You'll find narrow streets and squares here, with Gothic mansions, museums, historic churches, bars and restaurants. The Placa del Rei is reputedly the place where King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella welcomed Columbus after his voyage to Americ. Plenty of good restaurants

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Joyjosh04
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favorite, even adored, places in Barcelona. I fell in love at once, in the confidential" home " atmosphere of this place, I like to watch here performances of jazz collectives and flamenco dances.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank sv53lana
Reviewed 7 October 2019

If you are out for a stroll during the evening hours this is a great place to sit down and people watch. The square is well policed so it is a very safe place and you won't be harassed by the street folks. The square...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank W1815AQfabiom
Reviewed 30 September 2019

wandered through a lane and found ourselves here! A beautiful square surrounded by restaurants and wine bars. I love hideaway for a peaceful drink and people watching

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Susan T
Reviewed 26 September 2019

Charming place to walk around or just sit and people watch from a cafe. Nice restaurants and shops .

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Shereen M
Reviewed 13 September 2019

Great place to visit with lots of small squares to explore, especially during the day. Even though we were 4 grown ups we realised we were being targeted at only around 10pm so we dashed into a a restaurant and the staff told us we...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank prguru2015
Reviewed 6 September 2019

Not only for architects and engineers is the most famous area around Las Ramplas interesting. It is a special experience as a tourist, hobby photographer or amazed to experience the unbelievable achievements in the construction and architecture of a present past era. Take your time...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank odzehl
Reviewed 20 August 2019

Our hotel was on La Rambla in the Ciutat Vella and we could not get tired of walking in the small streets since it was so beautiful.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank louloucantagrill
Reviewed 13 August 2019

If you enjoy medieval and older cities, go here! This sector of winding streets is redolent with history. This sector offers an old Jewish sector, a Roman wall, the Catedral de Barcelona and much, much more. Hungry? Thirsty? Restaurants, bars, gelato shops and more abound...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Dena S
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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this
picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of
Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days
under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War
with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and
authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be
thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas
brought to life by the many small bars and local
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Response from Mojaquera | Reviewed this property |
We live in Spain and have spent a lot of time in Barcelona, but I need more info. Are you flying into Barcelona airport and renting a car there? Are you renting a car elsewhere in Spain before arriving in Barcelona? Do... More
22 February 2019|
Response from Cyreese | Reviewed this property |
I recommend Hotel Peninsular. It's within walking distance of everything in the Old City. The hotel was once a convent; clean rooms with private bath (no TV), free wi fi in the common areas, enhanced continental breakfast... More