Barrio Gotico, or El Gotic, is otherwise known as the ‘Gothic Quarter’ of Spain’s second city, Barcelona. As the name suggests, Barrio Gotico boasts numerous fascinating gothic style buildings and landmarks and this is definitely one of the main draws to the area. Your self catering apartment in this part of Barcelona could not be any more ideally situated to allow you to enjoy the numerous attractions that are on offer in this fascinating and historic city.
The majority of visitors spending their holidays in Barrio Gotico are drawn by its magnificent architecture. They may wish to enjoy an organised sightseeing trip, where they can view such fascinating structures as the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia and Portal de l’Angel. The nearby medieval Jewish quarter is also well worth a visit. Of course, all the many tourist attractions of Barcelona, including its many galleries, museums and shopping malls and boutiques are also very close by.
Travellers spending their holidays in Barrio Gotico will find that there are a wealth of historical landmarks within the district and its close vicinity. Of particular interest are the remains of the Roman walls in Tapineria and Sots-Tinent Navarro. The remains of the temple of Augustas are another popular draw for tourists with an interest in all things historical. In complete contrast, Barcelona also boasts seven beaches, along its almost 3 miles of coastline, ideal for bathing and water sporting activities. There are also numerous parks and areas of open space to be found within the city, ideal for relaxing or enjoying sporting activities in the warm Spanish sunshine.
No doubt the weather is going to play a big part in you decision to book an apartment in Barrio Gotico. With this in mind, rest assured that there is a warm Mediterranean climate prevalent in this area. This means that summer temperatures average a very pleasant 28 degrees Celsius and winter temperatures come out at around 13 degrees. The average rainfall in this part of Spain tends to be around 16 inches per year.
To start making the most of your holidays in Barrio Gotico, you should book flights to and from Barcelona’s main airport (BCN). There are a number of airlines operating frequent and affordable flights to this part of Spain and these include easyJet, BMI Baby, British Airways, Jet2 and Ryan Air. You can choose between a number of UK airports and these include London Gatwick (LGW), London City (LCY), Newcastle(NCL), Edinburgh (EDI), Liverpool (LPL) and East Midlands (EMA).