In photos: Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter

Cathedral Barcelona Gothic Quarter

I found Barcelona to be a remarkably photogenic city. In fact, I’ve already shared some of my favourite photos of Gaudi’s Barcelona. Today I thought I’d highlight Barcelona’s Gothic quarter.

This is a very windy, largely pedestrianized part of Barcelona’s city centre. The streets are narrow and looming, making for challenging photography conditions, and the whole place just drips in gothic. Bram Stoker would be proud.

When you visit Barcelona, you will end up walking through this area. You’ll also get lost. It’s part of the fun... just don’t forget your camera!

Bike in Barcelona

Bicycles are a popular way to get around Barcelona. This one looked like it had seen better days, but it was brightly coloured nonetheless!

Gothic Quarter Church Barcelona 2

Barcelona’s main cathedral, which is the first photo in this post, has a fairly impressive rear end as well. Not to mention its side door, photographed below.

Cathedral Barcelona Gothic Quarter side entrance

Gothic Quarter Church Barcelona

Here’s another of those churches that dots the place. I haven’t the foggiest what this one was called.

Palau Musica ticket booths barcelona

And finally, a hobbit hole! Actually, Barcelona doesn’t have a resident hobbit population. This is the original ticket booth for the Palau Musica, a world heritage listed building in Barcelona and well worth visiting for a guided tour.

Those were some photos from Barcelona’s gothic quarter! Have you been to Barcelona? Do you plan to go? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

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