The area East of La Rambla is known as Barri Gotic - the Gothic quarters of Barcelona. This is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Barcelona, and many of the buildings here date from Medieval times. You can spend days here wandering through the maze of narrow streets, full of surprises at every turn. Many interesting cafes, restaurants and shops are hidden within these streets. Picasso lived and worked in Barri Gòtic from 1895 to 1904 - that is why you will find the Picasso Museum here in the Gothic Quarter. Joan Miró - the other great Spanish painter, was born and lived here during his youth.
The narrow streets of Barri Gotic hide many hidden gems.