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Pictures of Barcelona by Night: A Walk around the Gothic Quarter

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Barcelona's City Hall at Night - Travel Barcelona

Luis Cicerone of Xixerone.com shares his pictures of Barcelona during a night stroll.

A night walk around Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter or Barrio Gótico is a must for every visitor eager to experience a part of the soul of a city packed with architectural wonders, cultural gems, sunny beaches and exciting nightlife.

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Catalonia's Regional Government Palace at Night - Travel Barcelona

I tend to think every place has got a million different faces, a million feelings to be experienced.

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Behind the Cathedral at Night - Travel Barcelona

Every time we travel somewhere, we get to see a couple, maybe a few of those faces, we get to experience only a tiny part of what makes a destination unique. Some of these traits are only shown to us when a certain trigger is activated.

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Tourists walk around the Cathedral at Night - Travel Barcelona

A cloudy day, light rain, a special festivity, or even a recent shock could bring to the surface different personalities within the same city. London feels different when it’s sunny.

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Gothic Window at Night - Travel Barcelona

Are the places we go to at night the same we visited in the morning? They surely change. Shadows climb on walls earlier filled with light, disfigured statues mock passers-by and shady characters wander around the darkest corners of town.

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A Gothic gargoyle on Carrer del Bisbe - Travel Barcelona

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Ghostly Reliefs - Travel Barcelona

The Gothic Quarter in Barcelona is no exception, at night, some of the narrow streets in the neighborhood become obscure and scary, they almost seem taken from a horror book.

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Ghostly figure near Plaça de Sant Felip Neri at Night - Travel Barcelona

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Tourists having dinner near Sant Just i Pastor Church at Night - Travel Barcelona

And although I would love to say that the whole barrio is a secluded and quiet oasis in the middle of the bustling city, I won’t lie. By night, hordes of paella-hungry tourists converge in the areas around the main sights. The Cathedral, Las Ramblas or Portal del‘Àngel avenue become crowded with visitors as well as locals.

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Barcelona is touristy, day and night - Travel Barcelona

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Gothic Quarter at Night - Travel Barcelona

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ciuatanejo says:

Well, I live near Barcelona. Beautiful pictures. But and Plaça Reial?
Les Rambles is the place of Barcelona where you can meet people every hour of the day.
Regards from Mataró, Barcelona, Spain

Monzie says:

Gorgeous photos! I love the surprise of movement shots.

The Barri Gotic is a beautiful area in Barcelona. Love these photos at night. You get to see a different side of the city after dark. I loved watching the fountains by the MNAC Catalan Art museum.

Michael says:

Beautiful photos! I love how the ‘ghosts’ really create a sense of movement in the streets!

Creepy streets! I love all the ghostly figures too. :)

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