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“The Old City” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ciutat Vella

Ciutat Vella
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Barcelona Highlights: Walking Tour, Turkish Schooner Cruise and Helicopter...
Ranked #27 of 691 things to do in Barcelona
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Owner description: This fascinating area is steeped in history, with city hall located in the same spot where kings once reigned. You'll find narrow streets and squares here, with Gothic mansions, museums, historic churches, bars and restaurants. The Placa del Rei is reputedly the place where King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella welcomed Columbus after his voyage to America.
Dallas, Texas
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“The Old City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

We walked in and around the Old City most every day during the 6 days we were in Barcelona. Walking down the narrow, quiet lanes was pleasant, and then turning into a busy shopping street made a good contrast. We walked up and down the same streets more than once and always found details we had missed the previous times. Wandering is the best way to see this area.

Visited May 2014
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Katy, Texas
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“A beautiful walk.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

This is my favorite part of the city. So many nooks and crannies. Wonderful tapas rester ants everywhere and some good street music as well. You will want to take your time here as it is quite large.

Visited July 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Another must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

Our visit through the Old City was helped by our informative guide from Forever Barcelona. We gained a better insight into the history and wandered down some amazing laneways. We wished we could have spent some more time there.

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

This part of Barcelona can offer You some churches, very good restaurants and places to have snacks. I believe its one of most interesting old cities. Check history and you ready to go !!

Visited March 2014
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“Great for a mooch.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

Something different around every corner. Brilliant buildings and views everywhere. An ideal place just to go and soak up the atmosphere.

Visited July 2014
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