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Ciutat Vella (part 3): Sant Pere, Santa Caterina and la Ribera + la Barceloneta

In the Middle Ages, the center of Ciutat Vella, the Gothic, was widened when the wall that enclosed it, was opened, and reached the quarter of Sant Pere, Santa Caterina and La Ribera, which is one of the four quarters of the district of Ciutat Vella. This quarter is formed, as its names indicates, by three zones: La Ribera, that occupies much of the now called Born; Santa Caterina, named after the convent that bears his name; and by Sant Pere, known as the monastery of Sant Pere de les Puel·les or Puelles.

Barcelona cable cars

The first meaning of Cable Car in the dictionary of the Collins says: " A cable car is a vehicle for taking people up mountains or steep hills. It is pulled by a moving cable.". But in the present context, we want to define it otherwise, "a transportation system that offers panoramic views and in which people float in the air in a vehicle that seems to move very slowly, providing pleasant sensations, mixed with astonishment and a relaxed and slightly euphoric feeling".

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