Plaza Catalunya is the biggest and most popular square in Barcelona, which houses the best of all worlds. On one side of the square you can quickly stroll up on the famous walkway Las Ramblas which will take you straight to the old harbor Port Vell. The busy shopping street Portal d’Angel, with more than 3500 people passing by it every hour, is also connected to Plaza Catalunya and has many different stores that will surely satisfy all different ages and preferences. On one side Plaza Catalunya borders up to Barrio Gotico, the old medieval neighborhood. This neighbourhood is a maze of cozy bars and gift shops and very popular among tourists. Plaza Catalunya connects different neighbourhoods, or so-called barrios with each other. On one side is the Barri Gotic, and just next to that is the Raval. These 2 neighborhoods form part of the Ciutat Vella, or old city part of Barcelona together with two additional neighborhoods, the Barri Borne/La Ribera and Barceloneta. The Las Ramblas actually splits the Barri Gotic and Raval in two. On the other side of Plaça Catalunya the large modern Eixample area, which is home to the large shopping boulevard Passeig de Gracia with famous buildings such as the Casa Battló and Casa Milá. All the public transport lines gather at Plaza Catalunya. Metro stops L1 (Red) and L3 (Green) converge beneath the square, in combination with the trains (Renfe). From here, you can reach all the popular sights of Barcelona within 20 minutes and therefore it is always busy in this area, above the surface and below. The square is a vibrant and energetic area where you can easily spend many hours gasping at the design of old and new buildings.