The Gothic Quarter of Barcelona brings you directly to the Roman city of Barcino and the medieval city with its palaces, mansions and Gothic churches. This is the style that defines “the heart of Barcelona”: a neighborhood where the splendor of the historical past coexists with the vitality of the present. The center of the Gothic Quarter, the ancient Roman city, was marked by the convergence point of the two main streets, the Cardo and the Decumanus. Today the Carrer del Bisbe and Carrer Llibreteria. Nearby, we can still see the remains of the Roman temple of Augustus.
Some of the most important places to see in the Gothic Quarter are the Town Hall and the headquarters of the Government of Catalonia, the Palau de la Generalitat, the Cathedral and other Gothic churches such as Santa María del Pi and Sants Just i Pastor. Very close to the Plaza de Sant Jaume, right in the center of this neighborhood of Barcelona, is the old Jewish quarter, the Call Jueu, with its endless alleys, where remains of the old synagogue still remain.