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Sightseeing and landmarks in Gothic Quarter, Barcelona

Art museums

Art Museum
“Surely "the" museum to visit in Barcelona. For the artist and for the building. Imagine Montcada Street, in the Gothic quarter, five mansions united to form a museum, lovely to visit. About Pablo Ruiz Picasso the museum is essential to understand his formative years. The genius of the young artist is revealed to us through more than 3,500 works that make up this permanent collection.”
  • 392 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The city’s wax museum is located in a 19th-century landmark palazzo which stands just off the famous Rambla, and brings to life some of the most prominent figures from the history of mankind. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Interesting and free entrance exhibitions by catalan artists. Its two minutes away from Boqueria and next to Las Ramblas. The exhibitions usually are worth to see.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Art Museum
“ a secret??? my grandma grow up here on this museu. At the beginning of the 20th century it was a house. The civil war arrived to barcelona, when soldiers came to home they wasn't even given time to collect their belongings only 30 min.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Has one of the most extensive collections of artworks by the 20th century Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. This is one of the most popular and most visited museums in Barcelona. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Ruta del Modernisme will take you throughout the city. Look for the purple guidebook in the flat.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Art Gallery
  • 2 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Sala de teatro alternativo y artes escénicas. Montajes contemporáneos y dramaturgia valiente. También hay espectáculos familiares. Muy recomendable!”
  • 2 locals recommend

History museums

Art Museum
“The Ruta del Modernisme will take you throughout the city. Look for the purple guidebook in the flat.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“The Museu Diocesà, which incorporates the 4th-century Roman tower and city walls, brings together a collection of over 3,000 works of art, including sculptures, paintings, gold and silverware, ceramics, and a variety of religious clothing, with important examples from the Visigothic and Roman era until the 21st century. Gaudí Exhibition Center-Diocesan Museum, featuring the "Walking with Gaudí" exhibition, a unique collection of pieces, objects and original documents by the brilliant, world-renowned architect. The exhibition showcases almost a century of international research on Gaudí: the man himself, his work and his revolutionary working methods. The tour includes an audio-guide plus technological and multimedia support to give a greater understanding of Antoni Gaudí as an artist, and how and why he executed his works.”
  • 1 local recommends

Historic sites

Concert Hall
“The Palau de la Música Catalana is a concert hall designed in the Catalan modernista style by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. It was built between 1905 and 1908 for the Orfeó Català, a choral society founded in 1891 that was a leading force in the Catalan cultural movement that came to be known as the Renaixença (Catalan Rebirth).”
  • 125 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“The Palau de la Música Catalana is one of the city's most emblematic buildings and is one of Barcelona's most recommended tourist attractions. Built between 1905 and 1908 by the renowned architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, the Palau de la Música Catalana is an architectural jewel of the country and an essential part of any visit to the city, along with other buildings by the contemporary architect Antonio Gaudí. This historic building, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997, offers an experience so magical that visitors fall in love with it instantly. Hand in hand with experienced guides, the wonders of this architectural pearl are discovered and visitors enter a world full of details and references to nature characteristic of modernist architecture.”
  • 181 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, is the oldest and most prestigious active theater in Barcelona, ​​especially as an opera house, among which it is considered one of the most important in the world.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“El Born CCM is a space created for the city to encourage and promote the remembrance of local and national events, as well as those affecting communities around the world. El Born CCM is housed in a building that was formerly El Born market, which opened in 1876. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Plaza
“Beautiful square in the gothic quarter, surrounded by great Restaurants like Les Quinze Nits, Rossini, La Crema Canela, Ocaña, Artisa Cafe. Clubs Sidecar, Jamboree, Rey de Copas, Cafe Royale....”
  • 21 locals recommend
Market
“The Borne market was a municipal market in Barcelona. Located on the Paseo del Borne, in the Ribera neighborhood. It is currently a cultural center, which houses several archaeological remains.”
  • 21 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“arcelona's opera house, the Gran Teatre del Liceu, was founded on the Rambla in 1847 and has continued over the years to fulfil its role as a culture and arts centre.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Museum
“This beautiful former cloister is now home to the sweet Museu de la Xocolata and the family friendly Bar del Convent, holding exhibitions, activities and cultural events during festivals. ”
  • 16 locals recommend

Libraries

Movie Theatre
“A government-funded theater that does a fantastic job celebrating Spain’s film culture. They program full seasons from the country’s best auteurs. A good place to go revisit classics on the big screen and discover obscure independent filmmakers. The Filmoteca also has a wonderful library of film-related books, videos, and magazines.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Cultural Center
Library
“This is the closest public library to the flat and only 5 mins' walk. It has free public wi-fi and is open til www.bcn.cat/bibgotic”
  • 1 local recommends
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