Gothic Quarter Vacations
To get a real feel for the various sights, sounds and textures of Barcelona, step out and discover nearby areas such as La Rambla, Barcelona, and Poblenou.
Sagrada Familia, one of the most famous highlights in the country is located 1 mile (2 kilometers) to the north.
Stop by some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make this region such a unique vacation destination. Browse the various museums and collections in Maritime Museum, Barcelona Pavilion and Picasso Museum. Book in for a live performance at the Tivoli Theatre, the Victoria Theatre and the Palau de la Musica Catalana. Enjoy the wonderful artworks at the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, the Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona and the Barbier-Mueller Museum of Pre-Columbian Art.
Play, laugh and be thoroughly entertained at the areas attractions for the young and the young at heart, such as CEM Maritim. Take the family to a visit to Barcelona Zoo and Barcelona Aquarium, and see some interesting creatures.
There are a number of picturesque outdoor attractions here as well so don’t miss the chance to get outdoors. Enjoy listening to the birds, skim rocks in the shallows and make the most of the sunshine at nearby the Mar Bella Beach, Bogatell Beach and the Nova Icaria Beach. There are some nice family parks, so why don’t you go out and enjoy the Parc de la Ciutadella, the Barcelona Botanic Garden and the Park of Industrial Spain.
Sights such as Casa Mila, Casa Batllo and Barcelona Cathedral are popular places for visitors to Gothic Quarter. Lovers of history will enjoy spending a few hours at Torre Agbar, the Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and the Baro de Quadras Palace.
If you like to grab a bargain, explore Las Ramblas, Maremagnum and the Santa Caterina Market.
While you are in the Gothic Quarter area, you can see the FC Barcelona soccer team in summer at Camp Nou, the region’s premier sporting venue. If you're travelling with someone obsessed with sports, why not surprise them with one of Camp Nou’s fascinating back stage tours.
To make sure you get the most out of this fascinating part of the world, think about booking a room close by in one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. Take your pick from the Hotel Barcelona Universal, the Oriente Atiram Hotel, or the Hotel 1898.