The Gothic Quarter of Barcelona is in Ciutat Vella, in the centre of the Catalan capital, and it is the oldest part of Barcelona and one of the areas with more tourist interest due to the beauty of the area. Are you going to visit Barcelona at this time of the year? In this article we are going to recommend three key places if you visit this fantastic neighbourhood:
This is the Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica Metropolitana de la Santa Cruz y Santa Eulalia, built between the 13th and 15th centuries, although its façade is newer, built in 1888. It is essential to see it inside and out, as it will amaze you in every way.
It is located on the edge of the Gothic Quarter, and there you will see one of the most famous areas of the city: the statue of Columbus. It is a viewpoint from which you will have fantastic views of the city. Another must-see if you visit this neighbourhood.
Basilica of Santa Maria del Pi
This is a Gothic Basilica built in the 14th century. The most amazing thing is to see inside the contrast between the dull colour of the stone walls and the coloured lights reflected in the stained-glass windows. The name of the basilica includes the word “Pi”, which means pine tree, and comes from a legend that tells that a fisherman found the image of the Virgin right on the site of the church, it was inside the trunk of a pine tree that he cut down to build himself a boat.
Now that you know more about Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, haven’t you booked your transfer yet? What are you waiting for? If you need to go from Barcelona airport or the Port of Barcelona to your hotel or apartment in the Catalan capital, do not hesitate to book your transfer by shuttle bus or private service with Shuttle2Sun.