The cradle of Catalan culture, amongst many other cultures and civilisations, and a witness to major transformations such as the Industrial Revolution or the Civil War amongst many others, Barcelona has a fascinating history. Find out more about it!
Since time immemorial, Barcelona has been a meeting place and melting pot of some of the most important Mediterranean cultures across the centuries. The historical and artistic legacy left by these civilizations is perfectly reflected by its rich and varied architectural heritage. Ciutat Vella, the old town, with its narrow streets, is one of the places where you can best experience thousands of years of the city’s history. This historic area encompasses el Gothic Quarter in the center; on its left, the Raval and on its right, the Born. In the area below, you’ll find Barceloneta, the old fishing quarter.