Gothic Quarter
  La rambla
  Port vell


On foot. Approximate duration: 3 hours.

The Rambla, which runs from the Plaça Catalunya to the Port; has been the heart of the city down through the centuries and today continues to be the most typical, popular and cosmopolitan of the city"s streets. Our itinerary begins at the top of the Rambla where it opens into the Plaça de Catalunya.

1. "Font de Canaletes".

Iron fountain dating from the 19th Century. One of the city"s landmarks.

2. Iglesia de Belén.
At the junction with Carme street. Ancient Jesuit church. Catalan Gothic style interior.

3. Palau Moja.
Located opposite the Betlem church. Important house at the beginning of the 18th Century.

4. Palau de la Virreina.
Rambla, 99. One of the most sumptuos buildings of the Rambla. There is an information office on the ground floor.

5. The Sant Josep or "Boqueria" Market.
Wrought iron building which houses one of the most popular and traditional of the city's food markets.

6. "Pla de la Boqueria".
This is that part which lies between Hospital street and Boqueria street. There is a mosaic by Joan Miró on the pavement.

7. Palau Güell.
Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 3. The work of Antoni Gaud'. Built as the Barcelona re-sidence of the Count Gell. The building houses the Museu de les Arts del Espectacle".

8. Plaça Reial.
Square formed by uniform buil-dings.Iron fountain in centre. Lamp-posts are the work of Gaudí.

9. Wax Museum..
The building built in 1867 is part of the National Architectural Heritatge. Its Architectural in the exhibition of its figures, protagonists of the hirtory and fantasy of mankind, justifies world-wide acknowledgement.

10. "Reials Drassanes".

The most important and most complete medieval dockyards in existence are to be found at the end of the Rambla. The "Museum Marit'm" is housed inside.