Saturday, 6 August 2011

Barri Gotic Barcelona Spain


Travel Photos Marj Lago indulging the beauty of Barrio Gotico Barcelona SpainI love Barri Gotic, the heart of the historical City of Barcelona, Spain......

What I personally think about this stunning historical quarter of Barcelona!!!

The Barrio Gotico is a medieval city in Barcelona with Roman influences. This quarter is situated in the Ciutat Vella, which means “Old City” in Catalan. This quarter is very close to the boulevards called Las Ramblas (both locales are pretty much a walking distance from each other). This historic place offers much character and charm to tourists and locals. There are many beautiful and luxurious apartments and hotels here, which offer a stimulating mix of the traditional lifestyle. I stayed in La Rambla, which is not very far from Barri Gotico, so I started my tour along La Rambla then I headed towards Barri Gotico to experience the ambiance and see the Cathedral and the museums.


In Barrio Gotico you have access to everything from: many attractions, main metro system, station, convenient stores, clothing shops, restaurants, ice cream and bars. The restaurants overflow with all types of cuisine from most traditional Catalan to exotic Thai food to traditional Spanish foods and Italian cuisines. There are many reasonable prices for tasty foods but be aware that there are some overpriced restaurants in this area as well as it is generally overcrowded with tourists. I also found that the Barri Gotico quarter has its many beautiful clothing shops where you can easily find lots of fashionable dresses, jeans and tops for women and men. However, there are some clothing shops in Barri Gotico that are overpriced to capitalize on tourists.
The locals in this area are mostly friendly and helpful towards the foreigners. They are willing to give you the right directions if you approach them for guidance. But be careful who you approach though because some locals may have connections to pick pocketers or they could be one of the pick pocketers in the area. Sadly because of the amount of tourists hanging around Barri Gotico there is some pick pocketing trolling around as well. You can also see many street performers in Barri Gothic, such as singers, dancers, magicians, artists and many more.

At night time, there are also lots of Spanish bars, Spanish restaurants where you can hang out before heading for clubbing.   I found that at night the ambiance is even more beautiful and it’s more romantic as you can see the beautiful street lights that goes well together with the old historical buildings. If you are walking alone at night time just make sure that you are aware of your surroundings though as there are some narrow streets in Barri Gotico that’s quite dark. It may not be safe to walk around Barri Gotico by 11pm (especially if it’s quiet or if you are travelling alone).

Overall, this Barri Gotico quarter is absolutely amazing regardless if it’s daytime or night time. I wish I could live there one day in a gorgeous historical apartment and experience the Barri Gotico Spanish lifestyle. If you ever plan to visit Barcelona, Spain I highly recommend that you rent an apartment or hotel around Barri Gotico, as no doubt that you will be impressed by its amazing atmosphere and you get to experience and view the historical heart of Barcelona. You can (it requires some searching and cunning – just follow the locals) find lots of cheap apartments, hotels, shops, convenient stores, markets, fashion shops and restaurants along Barri Gotico. I trust that you will have an excellent vacation in Barri Gotico, Barcelona, Spain, as this quarter is walking distance to everything that Barcelona has to offer.

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Travel Photos Marj Lago indulging the beauty of Barri Gothic Barcelona Spain
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Travel Vacation Photos Marj Lago indulging the beauty of Barri Gothic Vacation Barcelona Spain Barrio Gotico Apartments Hotels Restaurants
Travel Vacation Photos Marj Lago indulging the beauty of Barri Gothic Vacation Barcelona Spain Barrio Gotico Apartments Hotels Restaurants
Travel Vacation Photos Marj Lago indulging the beauty of Barrio Gotico Vacation Barcelona Spain Barrio Gotico Apartments Hotels Restaurants
Travel Vacation Photos Marj Lago indulging the beauty of Barrio Gotico Vacation Barcelona Spain Barrio Gotico Apartments Hotels Restaurants
Travel Vacation Photos Marj Lago indulging the beauty of Barrio Gotico Vacation Barcelona Spain Barrio Gotico Apartments Hotels Restaurants
Travel Vacation Photos Marj Lago indulging the beauty of Barrio Gotico Vacation Barcelona Spain Barrio Gotico Apartments Hotels Restaurants
Travel Vacation Photos Marj Lago indulging the beauty of Barrio Gotico Vacation Barcelona Spain Barrio Gotico Apartments Hotels Restaurants
Travel Vacation Photos Marj Lago indulging the beauty of Barri Gothic Vacation Barcelona Spain Barrio Gotico Apartments Hotels Restaurants
Travel Vacation Photos Marj Lago indulging the beauty of Barrio Gotico Vacation Barcelona Spain Barrio Gotico Apartments Hotels Restaurants
Travel Vacation Photos Marj Lago indulging the beauty of Barrio Gotico Vacation Barcelona Spain Barrio Gotico Apartments Hotels Restaurants
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Travel Vacation Photos Marjolyn Lago indulging the beauty of Barrio Gotico Vacation Barcelona Spain Barrio Gotico Apartments Hotels Restaurants
Travel Vacation Photos Marj Lago experiencing the Barri Gothic Vacation Barcelona Spain Barri Gotico Apartments Hotels Restaurants
Travel Vacation Photos Marj Lago indulging the beauty of Barrio Gotico Vacation Barcelona Spain Barrio Gotico Apartments Hotels Restaurants
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Travel Vacation Photos Marj Lago indulging the beauty of Barrio Gotico Vacation Barcelona Spain Barrio Gotico Travel guide Apartments Hotels Restaurants
Travel Vacation Photos Marj Lago indulging the beauty of Barrio Gotico Vacation Barcelona Spain Barrio Gotico Travel guide Apartments Hotels Restaurants
Travel Vacation Photos Marj Lago indulging the beauty of Barrio Gotico Vacation Barcelona Spain Barrio Gotico Travel guide Apartments Hotels Restaurants
Travel Vacation Photos Marj Lago indulging the beauty of Barrio Gotico Vacation Barcelona Spain Barrio Gotico Travel guide Apartments Hotels Restaurants
Travel Vacation Photos Marj Lago indulging the beauty of Barrio Gotico Vacation Barcelona Spain Barrio Gotico Travel guide Apartments Hotels Restaurants
Travel Vacation Photos Marj Lago indulging the beauty of Barrio Gotico Vacation Barcelona Spain Barrio Gotico Travel guide Apartments Hotels Restaurants

2 comments:

Isabelle Margeux said...

Hi Marj,

I enjoy reading your blog. It is very inspiring. I live in barcelona by barrio gotico, please message me when you return here. I would love to meet with you one day. Keep blogging and thank you for sharing your experiences.

Isa M

Marjolyn Lago (Marj):Design Fashion Travel Destinations said...

Hi Isabelle,

Thank you for the lovely comment. I'm glad you enjoy reading my blog :) Yes, Bario Gotico is definitely my favourite area in Barcelona and I'm hoping to live there one day. I will email you before I go back.

Thanks :)

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