Pedralbes Palace Gardens. A touch of distinction.
The origin of this site lies in the early XX Century as a project of a garden town for Barcelona’s upper bourgeoisie, promoted by Güell family in a plot they owned. Pedralbes garden town was in part a failure, and this prompted the Güell family to finally ceded to King Alfonso XIII part of the plot, which became Pedralbes Royal Palace, devoted to house the King during his trips to Barcelona.
MOSSÈN COSTA LLOBERA GARDENS in Montjuïc. Succulents’ paradise.
Regardless of this view, one can say that, objectively speaking, this garden is the home to one of the best existing collections of succulents, with interesting exotic species. One should also bear in mind the excellent views over Barcelona Harbour.
BARCELONA GOTHIC DISTRICT or Ciutat Vella.
It is the center of the old city of Barcelona. Here, in the Gothic Quarter, we find the City Hall and the seat of the Catalan Government, the Palau de la Generalitat, the Cathedral and other Gothic churches, including Santa Maria del Pi. Very near the Plaça de Sant Jaume, right in the middle of this Barcelona neighborhood, is the old Jewish Quarter, the Call Jueu, with its endless narrow streets, where some remains of the ancient synagogue still survive.