In the Gothic quarter of Barcelona live white geese
(cat. Barri Gòtic, Barrio Gótico in Spanish) is the oldest part of Barcelona. It is located in the heart of the Old town. The old town consists of four neighborhoods: the Gothic, the Raval, La Ribera and La Barceloneta. Now the Gothic quarter is one of the most popular areas among tourists and locals. Getting here is quite simple by public transport of Barcelona .
The name “Gothic quarter” was due to the preserved medieval buildings. In the Gothic quarter remains a Gothic layout. Most of the buildings constructed between the 14th and 15th centuries, many narrow pedestrian streets.
The main building of the Gothic quarter is huge, majestic and magnificent Gothic Cathedral of Barcelona is the Cathedral of Saint Eulalia and the Holy cross (Spanish La Catedral de la Santa Cruz y Santa Eulalia). The Cathedral dedicated to the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia of Barcelona. Saint Eulalia, the patron Saint of Barcelona. Inside the Cathedral there is a patio, an outdoor tour. In one of the chapels of the Cathedral in the Gothic quarter of Barcelona live white geese. According to the Catalans, white color bird symbolizes the purity of Saint Eulalia. She was only 13 years old when she died at the hands of the Gentiles, and took a painful death. So geese in Sobreloja 13.
Near Cathedral, on Plaza San Jaume, there are two administrative buildings of Barcelona: the city hall (Casa de la Ciutat) and the Palace of the Generalitat (Palau de la Generalitat).
About Avenue via Laman (Via Laietana) is the ensemble of medieval architecture. The ensemble includes the Royal Palace (Palau Reial Major). Before the Royal Palace was the residence of the medieval counts of Barcelona. The architecture of the building is designed in Romanesque and Gothic styles. Inside the Palace there is the incredible size of the throne hall Salo del Tinell (Saló del Tinell), also designed in the Gothic style. Interesting, but it was in this hall Columbus announced his discovery of Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon.
In the Gothic quarter there are several medieval buildings with unusual history, several Gothic churches and the mysterious Jewish quarter El Call.
Such huge clusters of Gothic buildings in one place, there is no other city in Europe.