Barcelona old town map
Map of barcelona old town. Barcelona old town map (Catalonia Spain) to print. Barcelona old town map (Catalonia Spain) to download. The Ciutat Vella, literally ‘Old Town’ in Catalan, is the core of Barcelona and comprises the ancient Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter) as well as El Raval, La Barceloneta and Barri de la Ribera (which in turn includes El Born District as its shown in barcelona old town map). Even within this small geographical space the character of each neighbourhood in barcelona old town is entirely different to the others; from the winding lanes of Barri Gotic packed with antique shops, centuries-old cafes and upmarket restaurants catering to tourists, to El Raval with its downtrodden but hip vibe, full of students, skateboarders, beatniks and immigrants happily whiling away the hours on street corners.
Today the Ciutat Vella or barcelona old town comprises the barris (neighbourhoods) of El Gotic, La Ribera, El Raval and Barceloneta as its mentioned in barcelona old town map. The barcelona old town was bounded by fortified medieval walls until the late 19th century when they were knocked down to allow the creation of the Eixample district, which would accommodate the city’s burgeoning population. The Roman city of Barcino lies beneath the Gothic quarter, and on top of this, the medieval city developed. Remains of Barcelona ancient past can be glimpsed throughout the area and with its excellent tapas bars and boutique shopping, the Old Town represents both an old and modern part of the city.
The Ciutat Vella literally means barcelona old town and includes the original walled city of Barcelona and is the most ancient of the ten districts. Ciutat Vella or barcelona old town comprises the barris of Barri Gòtic, the upcoming but still raunchy El Raval, the port and fishing neighbourhood of La Barceloneta and Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera, home to the increasingly fashionable El Born neighbourhood (as its shown in barcelona old town map).