Barcelona: medieval route to discover the history and beauty of the city

Today we are going to continue talking about tourist routes that can be done as soon as the confinement is lifted a little more due to the health crisis of Covid-19. The tour will take us to Barcelona , one of the most touristic cities in the world. Known for its modernism, the capital holds many more charms and history that, sometimes, is not so well known by many people. Here we take a small tour of the places that you cannot, or should not, get lost with this medieval route .

Medieval Barcelona

The medieval era is present in Barcelona through different monuments, squares and streets. We are going to start the tour in Plaça del Rei , which is a historical nerve center of this city.

In addition to touring this square, the tour has to take us to the Barcelona City Council , whose building dates from 1369 with the Hall of Hundred . However, several renovations have been carried out since its inception. Among the most outstanding is the one that was undertaken in 1960 with an adjoining building, which is popularly known as Novíssim , in Plaça Sant Miquel.

Nearby is the cathedral that attracts attention in an environment full of Gothic and Neo- Gothic buildings . Next to La Rambla, you will find the church of Santa María del Pi in which you should not miss its rose window , which is the largest in Catalonia.

In addition, it is quite an experience to enter its tower of 54 meters high. From the bell tower, you get magnificent unique views of the hills that surround Barcelona, ​​as well as the port and the monuments and buildings, in general, between the rooftops of the city.

Continuing with the tour, you will arrive at Santa María del Mar , which is in the Ribera neighborhood where it is highly recommended to visit the palaces on Montcada Street , especially if you are fond of art.

This medieval route also takes us to Plaza Ramón Berenguer to see the Roman and medieval legacy, as well as to the churches San Pere de Les Puel les and Sant Pau del Camp, which are among the oldest in the city.

Finally, close to the sea, other Gothic-style buildings reflect the history of Barcelona such as La Llotja and the Reials Drassanes , which houses the Maritime Museum. Another must-see is the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya.

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