Barcelona Area Guide: Gótico
The Gothic quarter is historically the old roman town of Barcelona, a labyrinth of old architecture, art, bars and restaurants. The mythological past combined with a vibrant nightlife slap bang in the centre of the city. You will find a myriad of spacious plazas surrounded by gothic architecture ready for you to wile away the sunny summer afternoons. Plaza Real is the quintessential spot of El Gotico, and symbolizes the vibe. In the day it’s well behaved and offers market stalls selling antique coins and stamps, and by night the plaza metamorphs into a nexus of mischief, basslines, cocktails, and vibrant kinetic nightlife. This in a nutshell is what The Gotic Quarter of Barcelona is about, full of light by day and turn dark by night.
Living in Gothico:
The area is perfect for those who love the hustle bustle of inner city life. The streets are narrow and mainly pedestrianised so there is not much car traffic, but it is a tourist hub so the streets are filled with people traffic. The Catedral de Barcelona is the centrepiece of the Gothic Quarter, the area in and around the cathedral is a wonderful place to get lost and dip in and out of charming shops, epic eateries, and drinking establishments well versed in the art of mixing drinks. El Gotico is perfectly nested next neighbouring Born, and El Raval. Barceloneta and the beach is just 15 minutes walk or a couple stops on the metro. There are plenty of places to park your bike, or you can sign up of the city bike service which allows you to pick and and drop off your bike at any station.
Bars and Restaurants:
When looking for places to eat you will be spoilt for choice in El Gotico. There is a huge selection of cuisines available for all budgets. Well known for the brunch menu by day and juicy cocktails by night try Milk Bar and bistro on Carrer D’en Gignas. For exceptional home made Peruvian cuisine for dinner hit up Peimong on Carrer dels Templers, 6. Carrer Ample is renowned for bars, and a famous Pizza Spot - Sports Bar Italiano which has a huge stone bake oven and is renowned for its Napoli style pizza.
Just near Uruquinaona Metro on the outskirts of Gothico strategically tucked away from the the hustle bustle of the barrio but seamlessly accessible to the city. Two beautiful 2nd floor apartments refurbished from the ground up in order to create a breathtaking space of simplicity with plenty of natural light. These unique units with high 4-meter ceilings offer elegant interior design with attention to details. Fontanella 14 is modernly decorated with soft and neutral colors that blend perfectly with original ceilings and make the apartments very welcoming. These one-of-a-kind apartments have a bright and spacious living/dining room with fully equipped open-plan kitchen and parquet floors.
Slightly more in the centre of all the action, right next to Metro Jaume I is the stunning apartment of Julià Portet 5. This 3rd floor apartment offers a big living room, open plan kitchen and dining room, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a studio. The spacious living room leads onto a small balcony, allowing you to enjoy the quiet interior court. The property offers an excellent distribution of space, providing plenty of natural light.
The building also includes a communal rooftop terrace with amazing views to The Cathedral of Barcelona.
It is a unique opportunity to acquire an exceptional property.