If you want to travel back to the Middle Ages, simply visit the Gothic Quarter, located in Barcelona’s Old Town, where most of buildings were created during those times.
Although most of quarters in the center of Catalonia are square shaped, the streets of the Gothic Quarter are so narrow and meandering that it isn’t uncommon for tourists to find themselves lost amongst the maze. Therefore, it’s best to explore the area with a knowledgeable tour guide. There is a “Free Walking Tour” available in Barcelona for this quarter that will help you navigate the area and learn about its history.
On the other hand, getting lost in the Gothic Quarter might not be the worst thing as most of the time it’s a crowded area and there are many incredible spots to stumble upon, such as any of the numerous Gothic style churches. While strolling around the Quarter, visit the Barcelona Cathedral with its stunning façade and location in the very heart of area.
Always remember to be wary when walking there – like many tourist hot spots the Gothic Quarter is full of pickpockets.
If you really enjoy the spirit of the Gothic Quarter, you should spend time soaking it in by sitting in a cafe and enjoying the surrounding architecture, or even staying in a hostel in that area.