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There are two ways to visit the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona: buy a guidebook to the city and follow it step by step, or create and re-create your own "infinite map of the Gothic" which is nothing more, nothing less than the thousands of roads you draw every time you stroll the neighborhood. On your next visit to Barcelona, indulge yourself in this map, filled with more valuable and unforgettable discoveries than any souvenir you can buy:
1. Legends of Bisbe street
The Bisbe street leads from the Generalitat's Palace on Plaza San Jaume. It is also a mandatory stop to see the Bisbe Gothic balustrade bridge. If you look up, you will see a princess, imaginary beasts and an enigmatic skull, all by the sculptor Pere Joan. A cluster of legends from the fifteenth century that today still retain their beauty and mystery.
2. Geese in a cathedral
From Bisbe street, you can access the Cathedral through its cloister. A very particular atmosphere is generated there between the visitors and its inhabitants: thirteen geese, gracefully posing for the tourists' cameras.
3. The silence of San Felip Neri
If your steps have taken you to Sant Sever street, do not stop but keep going. Your reward is one of the most beautiful corners of the city: the Plaza de Sant Felip Neri, where the respectful silence for the victims of the attacks of the Civil War is only broken by the sound of water from the small fountain at its center.
4. Street musicians and the Museu Frederic Marès
Walk around the cathedral and take a look.... awesome, right? Gothic charm is in-crescendo thanks to a superb soundtrack: several street musicians gathered around the Plaza de Sant lu. Facing the square, the Frederic Màres museum has a collection of priceless sculptures and a peaceful terrace to make a stop and enjoy a Cafè d'estiu.
5. Delicious jewelry
If you like street markets crammed with all kinds of culinary delights, you may not miss the Plaza del Pi. On the left corner starts Petrixol Street, favorite for artisan-chocolate lovers because of its "granja", already famous in the eighteenth century and located next to several antique shops and art galleries. The Gothic at its best.