After the fall of the Roman Empire, between the V and VIII century, Barcelona passes from Visigoth to Muslim hands. It was under this rule for over 200 years, until the year 801 when Charlemagne troops entered the city, making it one of the Carlolingian Empire countries.
It becomes independent from the XX century. Without a shadow of doubt, the Gothic District retains the privileged legacy of the times gone by, with its imposing buildings emblematic of the power of the Christian church with the majestic Cathedral of Barcelona or the elegant Gothic church of Santa María del Mar as well as for the church of Santa María del Pi.
Another place that preserves the essence of the city’s medieval splendor is the Plaça del Rei, residence of the Counts of Barcelona. This square is formed by the Royal Palace, the Chapel of St. Agatha, King Martí l’Humá Tower and the Palace of the Viceroy.
Strolling across the mythical medieval quarter of Barcelona in its Gothic Quarter will allows to browse through and relive the history of the city.