The Gothic Quarter is one of the oldest and most interesting areas in Barcelona. There are many ruins of old fortifications to be seen in the area, which still remain from the time the Romans ruled. The area is visited by thousands of tourists every year and is the trendiest place to live. With its winding streets it is easy to get lost, but the many tapas bars and little cafes make the journey most enjoyable. Interesting places to see in this area include: Plaša del Rei, Plaša Reial (see picture), and the Gothic Cathedral.