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Gothic Landmarks (International Day for Monuments and Sites)

Hassan Hesham

18 April 2019

On the 18th of April, we celebrate the International Day For Monuments and Sites that was established by the International Council on Monuments and Sites in 1982. The idea behind that day is to motivate locals all over the world to consider the importance of cultural heritage to their lives, identities, and communities, and to promote awareness of the importance of conserving and protecting those sites.

This year is special for us at OneCoWork, as this week we opened our newest facility in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona - a charming area steeped in landmarks and history and we would like to tell you more about the attractions Gothic quarter.

Gothic, the beautiful quarter in the city center of Barcelona, holds many of Barcelona’s oldest landmarks. The district was renovated following the neo-gothic movement, an architectural movement that started in England in the 1740s. Barcelona started attracting tourists and having a positive image in the world’s media after renovating its landmarks during the restoration movement that started in the late 19th century and continued to the 1960s.

Plaça Reial:

The royal plaza, designed by Francesc Daniel Molina in the 19th century, is the perfect place to spend your night in Barcelona. The plaza is located in the heart of Bracelona, just off the famous La Rambla boulevard, where you can have a delicious meal at one of the restaurants, or you can party hard in one of the most famous night clubs in Barcelona. La Mercé festival takes place at Plaça Reial during the summer, which is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the weather and the music.


Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya:

Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya was the permanent seat for the first parliament in Europe and the seat of the Catalan government. It has a variety of architectural styles as the building was constructed between the 15th and the 17th century with an amazing courtyard full of orange trees. The palace is always chosen by the Catalan government for its official events.

Plaça del Pi:

This charming square, which holds the Santa Maria el Pi church and is surrounded by antique shops, bars and restaurants, is one of the best parts of the Gothic quarter to spend time in. Santa Maria el Pi - which was built in the 14th century - is one of the largest churches in Catalonia with one of the highest ceilings in Spain. The church has a museum that includes the treasury of the basilica, that holds items that are unique and special to Catalonia,  like the collection of Catalan goldsmith’s work. After visiting Santa Maria and enjoying a meal and a nice drink, take a walk around the Artisanal food fair which takes place on the first and third Friday, Saturday and Sunday of each month. Discover Catalonia’s traditional food and buy some mouthwatering artisan food.


After a long working day, enjoy the rest of the day & celebrate the International day for monuments and sites in the beautiful Gothic quarter by visiting historic places, having a nice meal and partying at night. If you liked this one, you might also like “The beauty of Barcelona’s Gothic quarter

We would love to show you around our new facility in Gothic, click here to book a tour.

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