The Gothic Quarter is one of the most famous landmarks in Barcelona. Located in the heart of the old city with buildings dating from Roman times to the 20th century. The main attraction of the Gothic Quarter is the antique aspect of its buildings, narrow streets and the near absence of traffic. In fact, many areas are for pedestrians only and built like a labyrinth of winding streets and hidden squares.
If you like shopping, there are treasures galore to be found when wandering in the Gothic Quarter’s backstreets, mysterious alleyways or charming squares. If retro fashion or local underground labels are your things, head for Carrer Avinyó and the surrounding streets. For art, bric-a-brac, and curios, peruse the antique stores along Carrer de la Palla. For traditional tiles, bowls or jugs, there’s a ceramics emporium on Carrer Escudellers.