Saturday, 24 January 2009



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The Gothic Quarter is one of the oldest and most interesting parts of Barcelona. The square of Sant Jaume was Forum at the time of Romans, and there are many remains of old fortifications still to be seen, for instance the portal of "Plaça Nova". At this square there are as well the Palau de la Generalitat and L’Ajuntament (townhall).In Carrer Paradís, on top of the mountain Tàber, you will find an old millstone. Here were living Iberian tribes long before the time of Roman Empire.At Plaça del Rei there are the the Palau Reial Major, l’Església de Santa Àgata Palau de l‘Arxiu de la Corona d’Aragó, close to it the Gothic cathedral and the medieval palaces of Casa dels Canonges, Pia Almoina and Ardiaca.



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