Stretching from the touristy area of Las Ramblas to Via Laietana, and from the Mediterranean seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere, Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter is the heart of the old part of the city. The life, history and culture is reflected not only in its plentiful daytime sites, but in its friendly and inviting bars. Here we explore the best bars in this enchanting area.
A beautiful, multipurpose venue, previously described as a piece of art in itself, Ocaña is perfectly located just off the Plaça Real. It plays host to a number of corporate and sponsored events, paying homage to its air of sophistication and elegance. Ocaña maintains its stunning 1850s architecture and has noble wood furnishings, complete with period pieces of furniture, and displays of art from local artists. Restaurant and meeting place by day, bar and club by night, Ocaña has not only fantastic cuisine, but an inviting selection of drinks.
Another tempting cocktail bar, Sor Rita gives guests the feeling of stepping into one of Almodóvar’s intriguing films, complete with characterful pieces of decor: from Barbie dolls to shoes on the ceiling. Visit on Tuesdays and take advantage of the couscous and hummus inspired buffet. Sor Rita occasionally hosts its own second hand markets, making it a great place to experience the local community.