The Gothic Quarter is an amalgamation of old roman buildings and modern builds, set out in a winding labyrinth of narrow streets. Staying in this magical part of the city is essential for many visitors, as it gives them easy access to the beach, la rambla and other tourist sites. The Gothic Quarter offers you an array of boutique clothes shops, independent cafes and traditional restaurants to give you a truly authentic taste of Barcelona. There are also plenty of plazas to relax in and admire the ornate architecture and reflect on your days activities.
This four star Secret Hotel is a fantastic deal not to be missed. The conscientious staff are a breathe of fresh air and will do their best to ensure your stay is flawless. The hotel benefits from 24 hour concierge, 24 hour reception, night porter, free internet in the lobby and a lobby bar.
Guest rooms are helped kept immaculate by the daily housekeeping, so you can retire in tranquility after a busy day exploring. They also include free internet access, plasma television, air conditioning, hairdryer and safe. Should you need to work during your stay, the hotel also provides fax, photocopying and printer services.
Our top picks close to this hotel
Kids will love Port Aventura theme park. Located a train ride from Barcelona, this is a fun day out for all the family, with something for everyone. Adults and teenagers will love the Dragon Khan rollercoaster whilst little ones will adore the more traditional rides, such as the teacups, as well as the 100 daily live shows which include music and fireworks.
Placa del Rei is the perfect escape in the Gothic Quarter for some peace and quiet to the soothing sound of local musicians. Many locals favourite plaza, this is the perfect romantic setting to enjoy one anothers company.
The Gothic Quarter is a hub of unusual boutique shops. Of course, you’ll still be able to find the tourist t-shirts and nic nacs, but if you’re after a truly unique gift this area is your best bet. You’ll be able to find local designers, handmade leather shoes and homemade jams and confectionary among many others.
Barcelona Cathedral is one of the main attractions for many tourists, and when it’s right on your doorstep in the Gothic Quarter it would be rude not to have a peek. Built throughout the 13th and 15th centuries, this Gothic Cathedral is also the seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona. If you can, take a guidebook inside to really appreciate the history, but many of the ornate details can also be observed outside, including the celebrated gargoyles.
For Eating Out
Just a short walk from your hotel is La Boqueria food market. Arrive on a empty stomach and eat your way round the stalls, from local Catalan sausages and ham on sticks, to freshly made crepes, salted cod fritters, fresh fruit and even oysters. A fun way to sample all the local delicacies at their freshest without paying through the nose!
Marula Cafe is a soul and latin style club, situated in the Gothic Quarter. This club benefits from being popular with the locals, so you won’t end up being at another gimmicky tourist trap. The club boasts two bars and one central dance floor, and is often frequented by internationally renowned djs.