The Roman Walls were once completely surrounded by the Barcino settlement. They were nine meters (30 feet) high and 3.5 ... More
The Roman Walls were once completely surrounded by the Barcino settlement. They were nine meters (30 feet) high and 3.5 meters (11.5 feet) thick, and stretched for 1270 meters (4170 feet). Most of the walls have disappeared or were used as the foundations for later buildings. The best preserved parts can be seen on Plaça de Ramón Berenguer el Gran (next to Via Laietana), on the Avenida de la Catedral, the Pia Almoina, Plaça dels Traginers, Carrer del Correu Vell and on Carrer Regomir, which lead to the Roman port.
It's a great self-guided walk though physical remnants of Barcelona's history. Many guidebooks, like TimeOut, will tell you where to go to get started and outline it for you. The city has put up signs at many of the stops. A great way to se part of the Gothic Quarter.
Relax and take in Barcelona's coastline from a Golondrina, a wooden boat specially made to navigate in the narrow waters
of the Port of Barcelona. The boats depart from the harbor and head to the breakwater and Port Olympic ...
Back in the Roman period, this square was (and still is) where important government buildings were found. On one side
is the Palace of the Generalitat (the government of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia) and on the other side ...
For centuries, this 14th century house next door to Casa de l'Ardiaca was home for deans of the cathedral. One
of them, Jaume Estela, commissioned the attractive Renaissance façade in 1548; however, he died before work was completed and ...
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