Walk through the Gothic quarter in Barcelona
In Barcelona’s Gothic quarter is actually great to just get lost, going from one narrow streets to another, to wander among the chaotic urban planning, to feel the atmosphere and spirit of the middle ages. My first acquaintance with the Gothic quarter was exactly that – we just wandered and swerved through the streets of the old part of town, but then to our surprise it turned out that we wandered in all corners of the quarter, it was a shame. A year later, I wandered through the Gothic quarter with the card, and was satisfied because he saw all the wealth the area. Map of the Gothic quarter in Barcelona was very convenient, in addition to the medieval picture, as well as a handy diagram of the quarter, it offers and route description of the historical places, best option is not found! Offer to Your attention a medieval picture + scheme quarter.
And now, some history from Wikipedia: actually the name of the quarter received because of its medieval buildings. The quarter begins from Plaza Catalunya, La Rambla stretches from Avenue of via Lautan. Typical of medieval towns chaotic layout is preserved in the Gothic quarter. The quarter consists of narrow winding streets, many of which are closed to travel. Most of the buildings date from the XIV—XV centuries, however, sohranilis Roman monuments. The quarter was inhabited during the reign of Octavian August.
We will begin a route through the Gothic quarter to Plaza Nueva (the number 1 in the diagram), where are the towers of the fortress walls Dating from the Roman era. On your right, you will see the Episcopal Palace (number 2 in the diagram), to your left stands the House of Arcidiacono (number 3 in the diagram, is located on Calle Santa Lucia). Before there was the former residence of the archdeacon of the Cathedral, and now there is the City historical Institute. Immediately we pass by the gate of the Chapel of St. Lucia (number 4 in the diagram), built in the 13th century. Entering the courtyard of the Cathedral of Saint Eulalia – the main Cathedral of Barcelona (numbers 5 and 6 in the diagram), you will see a beautiful garden with palm trees and magnolias, a small temple with a fountain I. beautiful live white geese, with which is connected one very interesting legend. The Holy Martyr Eulalia at the age of 13 was martyred at the hands of pagans, in the Cathedral in the crypt of Saint Eulalia are kept sarcophagus with the remains of her body, resting on carved pillars, made of polished alabaster. So here are 13 geese as a symbol of the age of Saint Eulalia, arrived at the site of the temple and live there to this day. This is the legend. Another relic of the Cathedral — the image of Christ, who was on the ship Juana of Austria during the famous battle of Lepanto. Be sure to note 29 of the side chapels, the main altar and the crypt of Saint Eulalia, patroness of Barcelona.
Coming out of the Cathedral of Saint Eulalia, go around it on the left side and see the Gate of Saint Eulalia (number 7 in the diagram) and the gate of the courtyard (number 8 in the diagram). Opposite this gate is the House of Canons (the number 9 in the diagram). Down below on the tour center (room 10), following the turns of the streets, we come to the Autonomous Government of Catalonia (number 11 in the diagram). In front of the Government building is a Town House or city Hall (number 12 on the diagram) – side façade of the building made in the Gothic style. Turning right will dobriden to the Church of Saints Justa and the Pastor (number 13 in the diagram), built specially for the Royal family.
Then climb again to the beginning of our journey, only taking the right course – for the real size (number 14 in the diagram), opposite the Plaza real is a Museum of city history (number 15 in the diagram). Around the square you can see the Chapel of the Holy AGEDI (number 16 in the diagram), Salon Tinell (number 17 in the diagram), the Governor’s Palace (number 18 in the diagram). After leaving the area of real, heading towards the Cathedral of Saint Eulalia, pass by another beautiful gate of the Cathedral, (number 19 in the diagram). Next climb up the street, towards the pedestrian street of La Rambla. By the way look at the Museum Federico Mares (number 21 on the map), and the Pious House of Charity, a former hospice (room 22 in the diagram). At the end of the walk we leave the square Ramon Berenguer El Grande (number 24 in the diagram).