The Gothic Quarter (Catalan: 'Barri Gòtic') is the historic centre of the old city of Barcelona. It stretches from La Rambla to Via Laietana, and from the Mediterranean seafront to the Ronda de Sant Pere. The quarter encompasses the oldest parts of the city of Barcelona, and includes the remains of the city's Roman wall and several notable medieval landmarks. However the most remaining monuments descend from the 14th and 15th century, the time of the Catalonian gothic and the bloom years of Barcelona as a maritime power.

Barcelona's history began where the Barri Gòtic is today, the Romans founded a settlement on the hill Mons Taber about 133 before Christ.

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