Ciutat Vella is numbered as the district 1 in the city of Barcelona and, consequently, the oldest and most historic of all. Therefore, it is not surprising that this district is home to many surprises and secrets. Through the following 10 facts, we want to reveal everything that you did not know about this district.
1. This town is not 'beautiful', but 'old'. Mistakenly, many people think that the name of this district means 'Beautiful City', when 'vella' in Catalan actually means 'old'.
3. Even today it houses a stretch of the old wall. The last remains of the wall that fortified the city of Barcelona are located next to Atarazanas.
4. Founded by the Romans, this town once stretched from Collserola, which is known today as La Rambla, to Junqueras, which is Via Laietana.
5. It is formed by four symbolic neighbourhoods: El Raval, La Barceloneta, Gótico, and San Pedro. Santa Catalina and La Rivera are the neighbourhoods that make up this district.