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The Gothic Quarter is one of the four neighbourhoods that make up the Old City district. It is the oldest neighbourhood in Barcelona.
Known in antiquity as the Cathedral Quarter, the Gothic Quarter was part of what was the ancient Roman city of Barcino. The term “Gothic Quarter” was an advertising slogan from the year 1927 and was devised by the councillor Adolf Florensa and the writer Ramón Bucabado. The goal was to bring together in a single area all the sectors classified as Gothic, taking advantage of the fact that the structure remained intact after the demolition of the old walls – perimeters that, in the past, protected the city.
The Gothic Quarter is one of the most striking and visited places in Barcelona due to the impressive number of works of art, heritage and tourist attractions and monuments that visitors can admire.
Among them are the Roman Wall and the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, as well as San Jaime Square, which includes City Hall and the Palace of the Generalitat of Catalonia, the Royal Square, the King’s Square, the Church of Saint Philip Neri, the Angel’s Gate, the Martí House, the Jewish Quarter, the remains of the Temple of Augustus, the Church of Saint Anne and the Episcopal Palace.