Barcelona Old Town

This tag compiles all our blog posts related to the Old Town Barcelona: from hotels and restaurants, to tourist sites and shops, and even some local traditions that are celebrated only in this area. The Old Town of Barcelona includes three main areas: el Raval, the Gothic Quarter and the Born or Ribera district. All of them are included in this tag, so you can easily find the information you need when you are planning to visit the most historical area of Barcelona, or if you are planning to stay or to go eating there. Everything you need about the Barcelona Old Town is in this tag.

Rambla Restaurant Selection

LA RAMBLA RESTAURANTS THAT ARE NOT A TOURIST TRAP

LAS RAMBLAS RESTAURANTS THAT WON’T FAIL YOU Enjoy Las Ramblas with all your senses – including taste, finally! Las Ramblas are one of the main arteries of Barcelona and a well-known place that you shouldn’t miss. This 1.3km long street connects Plaça Catalunya with the old port and it’s always crowded: people walking, artists, music and …

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Restaurants Raval Barcelona Spain

GREAT EL RAVAL RESTAURANTS YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT

NEED HELP CHOOSING RESTAURANTS IN RAVAL FOR DINNER? El Raval neighborhood is the most densely populated area in the Ciutat Vella district. I must say that long ago people called it Barri Chino (Chinatown) because of the vandalism and crime there, and it was considered a dangerous place. Nowadays, after building two police stations, new university faculties, …

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Restaurants Born Barcelona | ForeverBarcelona

OUR FAVORITE EL BORN RESTAURANTS

LOOKING FOR A BORN RESTAURANT? Born is one of those places in the world where time flies. A little quarter from Barcelona with narrow alleys and short streets where you can get lost admiring its authentic shops and eating at el Born restaurants. And you only realize how late it is when you start feeling hungry! If …

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Restaurants in Barcelona Barri Gotic

5 GREAT GOTHIC QUARTER RESTAURANTS IN BARCELONA

TOP RESTAURANTS IN GOTHIC QUARTER OF BARCELONA El Barri Gotic is an oasis in the middle of Barcelona. Spending some hours to discover its corners and streets is an experience you can not miss. Just relax and enjoy it without looking at the clock. And when you are hungry, don’t worry: stay to eat in Barri …

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Staying at the hotel 1898 Barcelona

SHOULD YOU STAY AT THE BARCELONA HOTEL 1898?

1898 HOTEL: FINALLY A GOOD CHOICE FOR HOTELS IN LA RAMBLA The hotel 1898 one of our favorite hotels if you like staying in the heart of the hurrican. La Rambla, is an always busy and fascinating street. There are lots of things going on, and its’ a great starting point to explore most of the city …

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Barcelona Dancing Egg | ForeverBarcelona

CORPUS CHRISTI IN SPAIN: BARCELONA TRADITIONS

L’OU COM BALLA IN BARCELONA How this Corpus Christi tradition started remains a mystery: That day, many fountains of the Barcelona Gothic Quarter are decorated with flowers and cherries, then an egg that has been previously emptied of its yolk and white through a small hole that is then carefully resealed with wax, is placed on …

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Boqueria Market Bars | ForeverBarcelona

WHERE TO EAT THE BEST BOQUERIA TAPAS?

OUR HAND-PICKED RESTAURANTS IN LA BOQUERIA When you visit the famous Market of la Boqueria, tapas should be in your to-do list. Seating on a stool in one of their amazing tapas bars, watching the cooks do magic in the tiny space of their bar kitchens, while eating spectacular local food and feeling the envious …

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Hotels in El Born | ForeverBarcelona

RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN EL BORN

EL BORN HOTELS: CULTURE, FOOD AND GLAMOUR It is not easy to find hotels in El Born district: chains have rather preferred other areas in the center to settle down. The choices aren’t many, but you’ll still find a place to stay in El Born. After the restorations carried on for the 1992 Olympics, El …

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Barcelona Jewish Quarter | ForeverBarcelona

EXPLORING THE JEWISH HERITAGE IN BARCELONA

JEWISH SITES IN BARCELONA THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT The Barcelona Jewish Quarter was attacked and destroyed in 1391, already 100 years before the Inquisition. This is the main reason why there aren’t many visually attractive elements left from our middle ages. However, if you are interested in what’s left of the Jewish heritage in …

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Boqueria Stalls | ForeverBarcelona

SHOPPING AROUND LA BOQUERIA MARKET

A GUIDE TO THE BEST STALLS OF LA BOQUERIA IN BARCELONA Awesome morning spent today at the famous La Boqueria market in Barcelona! I was invited by Let’s Bonus Barcelona to one of their gatherings for local bloggers: a private tour of La Boqueria Food Market led by Isidre Gironés, owner of the renowned Ca l’Isidre Catalan restaurant. …

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Born Shopping | ForeverBarcelona

THE BEST SHOPS IN BARCELONA… ARE IN EL BORN!

HOT SPOTS FOR FASHION HUNTING IN THE ALLEYS OF THE BORN The Born district is considered by many the Barcelona Soho, a maze of wonderful backstreets where you need to get lost to find the best shopping treasures. The places to be when you are shopping in Barcelona! Although some international casual brands have already opened …

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Top churches in Barcelona: the Cathedral

LA SEU, CATHEDRAL OF BARCELONA

there’s only one cathedral in barcelona (and it’s not sagrada familia) During our tours lot of people tell me they’ve seen too many churches already. But actually, visiting a Barcelona Cathedral can be fun: it all depends on the stories that are hidden there and how those stories are explained. I have actually had kids …

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Top Barcelona Old Town Sites you must see

BEST GOTHIC QUARTER ATTRACTIONS AND SIGHTS

TOP THINGS TO DO IN BARRI GOTIC The narrow alleys of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona are fascinating, so many secrets and stories are hidden behind it… but when you are walking on your own, you can miss so much! You are walking around, and you like what you see that you don’t understand it fully. …

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Top Barri Gotic Barcelona Hotels | ForeverBarcelona

BEST HOTELS IN GOTHIC QUARTER

FAB GOTHIC QUARTER HOTELS WE LOVE The Barri Gotic hotels in the oldest part of Barcelona are full of undeniable charm… If you like narrow alleys and corners full of history, you might want to consider staying here! Staying in El Barri Gotic (Barcelona) you’ll be walking distance from La Rambla, the Born district, the fishermen …

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