Ribera district of Barcelona


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La Ribera district of Barcelona

Being near the port In the Middle Ages La Ribera was the city's hub of commerce and the seafaring trade.


Ciutat Vella

The Ciutat Vella is the old heart of the city of Barcelona, which includes the following areas.

Public transport

Metro Station Nearest Metro stations: Barceloneta line 4  Metro Line 4, and Jaume line 4 Metro Line 4

Bus services Buses   numbers 14, 17, 19, 36, 39, 40, 45, 51, 57, 59, 64, 157.




  • Llotja de Mar building is the former stock exchange.
  • The church of Santa Maria del Mar, of the finest Catalan Gothic architecture.
  • Carrer Montcada is lined with late medieval mansions, now all museums
    • Museu Picasso
    • Museu Textil i de la Indumentaria
    • Museu Barbier Mueller d'Art Precolombi
  • Palau del Mar houses the Museu d'Historia de Catalunya, enjoy it's innovative and interactive journey through the history of Catalonia.

Santa Maria del Mar church

Metro Station Jaume Metro Line 4

Buses Bus services  14 17 40 45 51 57 59


The best and finest example of Gothic architecture in Catalonia can be seen in the church of Santa Maria del Mar

Photograph Santa Maria del Mar church  Photograph narrow street L'Argenteria, Santa Maria del Mar church in background


Photograph Santa Maria del Mar church
Photograph Santa Maria del Mar church, Barcelona


The spacing of the interior supporting column is the widest, over 9 metres, in any gothic building. The acoustics of the building make it very popular for concerts.




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