Ciutat Vella (Old City)

Ciutat Vella. (Open Map)


Historic district of previous royal residents

Ciutat Vella (Old City) is dripping in history, located on the very spot where kings once ruled. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella welcomed Columbus at the district’s Placa del Rei. The old town features narrow streets and quaint squares. Gothic mansions impede on the scene in Ciutat Vella (Old City), mixing well with the historic churches, bars and restaurants.

Ciutat Vella (Old City) is actually numbered District 1, marking its relevancy to Barcelona’s history. Neslted between the Mediterranean Sea and the I’Eixample neighborhood, Ciutat Vella (Old City) is considered the center of the city. The district’s Placa Catalunya is a popular meeting place as well.