Portal del Bisbe

Gothic Quarter

Flanked by two cylindrical towers of the ancient Roman wall, next to the current Episcopal Palace.

Look at the tower on the left, you can see a reconstruction of the Roman aqueduct, made with the original materials recovered in the excavations.

Did you know?
…it is the only one of the four gates that remains from the old Roman wall.

…the Romans called it Praetoria Gate.

‚Ķthe Roman wall of Augustus was built with stones from the Montju√Įc mountain.

…Carrer del Bisbe street was one of the most important arteries of medieval Barcelona.

…in the 12th century the towers were remodeled, increasing their height.

…the Pl. Nova where the Portal del Bisbe is located, is the result of the demolition of the adjacent buildings, in order to channel the water that came from the Collserola mountain, hence its name Nova (New).


Carrer del Bisbe con Plaça Nova

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