This week, I have one of my favorite photos from Barcelona! I took this in the Barri Gòtic, or the Gothic Quarter. It’s one of the first photos I took that turned out how I envisioned it, so I’m really proud of it.
The Barri Gòtic is one of the two neighborhoods bordering Las Ramblas in the city center. It’s one of the best places in the city to get lost and enjoy an afternoon of wandering. A stroll through here instantly gives you a feeling for the Barcelona magic.
Even though it’s called the Gothic Quarter, you can also find traces of Roman ruins there. Most of them are underneath the medieval buildings, and every so often foot-level windows give you a glimpse of the remains. Occasionally, there are larger pieces that are still intact today.
This neighborhood is full of small, windy streets full of interesting little shops and restaurants. I’ve spent a year in Barcelona and I still get lost when I’m in the Gòtic!
If you’re visiting Barcelona, this is definitely a must-see.