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The old city centre, better known as the Gothic Quarter, offers a good view of medieval times and all sorts of architectural styles that left their mark on this part of the city afterwards.

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Tourist Information for Barcelona Spain.

City is full of tourists. Try to speak Spanish or Catalan at the first begging and then ask to speak in English. Even that Barcelona is one of the Spanish cities where English is more common in the street & does not mean that everybody would udnertand a English. Spanish people do not need English even at their job, so do not try to make them speak English or French.

The Barri G˛tic (Gothic Quarter) is the centre of the old city of Barcelona. Many of the buildings date from Medieval times, some from as far back as the Roman settlement of Barcelona. Remains of the squared Roman Wall can be seen around Tapineria and Sots-Tinent Navarro to the north, Avinguda de la Catedral and Plaša Nova to the west and Carrer de la Palla to the south.

Spanish people are not used to saying thanks and they are not as polite as Northern European countries, so don't be picky if you do not receive this kind of compliment. The most dangerous area in the city are Plaza Real surroundings, El Raval & Poble Sec, don't go drinking along there if you are a foreigner, you would be a target for thieves.
Spanish Language.

Catalan is the language spoken in Barcelona and in Catalonia (as well as in Andorra, Mallorca and southern France). If you speak Spanish to somebody who is a Catalan independentist or nationalist, they might not even reply to you! NEVER wear any bulls, Spanish flags or other Spanish patriotic symbols while in Barcelona and Catalunya. It is considered offensive to locals.

Tourist offices.

This is only one of the many tourist offices in Barcelona. Other departments are Palau de Congressos (Av. Maria Cristinas/n, open daily 10-8 during trade fares and congresses only), Ajuntament (Plaša Sant Jaume, open June 24-Sep.,Mon-Fri 9-8; Sat 8:30-2:30) and Palau de la Virreina (La Rambla 99, open June 24-Sept, Mon-Sat 9-9; Sun 10-2).

When you need information about Catalunya or the rest of Spain you can go to El Prat Airport (open Mon-Sat 9:30-8; Sun 9:30-3) and Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 658, near the Ritz Hotel (open weekdays and Sun 9-7; Sat 9-2).


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