Walking through the Gothic district of Barcelona, Spain not far from Las Ramblas is like taking a step back in time. It used to be known as the “Cathedral District” and it’s what is left of the Roman and middle ages. Now days it is called the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona and the architecture is amazing here.
I enjoyed the Gothic area for many reasons. One because it’s a great place to cool off in the hot months! Even when it was 89 degrees outside it seemed only 69 degrees. The buildings are so close together at times the sun can get into the streets making it much cooler. It did open up occasionally in common areas.
Another reason we loved it here was the Pablo Picaso museum
is located here. I saw on some websites that they say to skip this museum. I on the other hand think it’s a fascinating museum. I think Picaso is somewhat of a sick freak and one of the room in particular will verify this, but other than that one room it’s great. (Keep this in mind when taking children here. If your a prude American like me, then you will not want your kids seeing that room!)
We enjoyed the off beat feel and the randomness. It’s obviously a tourist area, but it did not have a touristy feel. We saw these little statues on the way to the Picaso Museum outside of a store.
I can’t wait to take my kids to Barcelona someday.