Explore the Barri Gotic
To explore the Barri Gotic quarter is to explore Barcelona’s past. The Gothic Quarter is the oldest part of the historical center, where most of the buildings and streets with historical significance are located. Over the centuries it has assumed the role of the center of political and institutional representation of the city. At the same time, the quarter is made up of different historic neighborhoods that retain their own personality: El Call (Jewish quarter), Sant Just and Pastor, Santa Maria del Pi, the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia , Santa Anna, La Mercè and Palau Güell.
The old Medieval city of Barcelona was built on & around the Roman Barcino, the oldest part of the city that still stands incorporating beautiful & picturesque streets & plazas in a labyrinth of narrow alleys very common in Medieval times. Many of these alleys connect to La Rambla, something that will help you navigate easier around the closed-to-traffic streets which are still full of life, little bars & interesting shops & landmark historic sites like the Plaça del Rei, in which the Museu d’Historia de Barcelona (MUHBA) lies, the Temple of Augustus & the Plaça Sant Jaume where the Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya is located. (Description by https://ajuntament.barcelona.cat/en/ )