Old Town, Barcelona, Spain

Within Barcelona’s Old Town, the political and geographic centre of the city is located. The Ciutat Vella tells stories from almost all eras of Barcelona’s history: starting 133 before Christ with the Romans, and the dominion of the Visigoths, the Moors and the crown of Aragon through to the Spanish Civil War and the modern Barcelona.

Thousands years of history seem to be combined like it has never been different. You can find remaining parts of the old city walls next to some of Picasso’s art work, next to rediscovered pillars of the old Roman Forum and even more treasures that remained of the city’s history.

The four districts Raval, Barri Gòtic, “Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera” and Barceloneta together form the district Ciutat Vella.

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