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We normally avoid the super touristy sections of cities; we were pleasantly surprised by El Born's history and the great mix of stores and amenities it had. This is one touristy neighborhood that's worth visiting.
Lovely narrow cobbled streets, local shops selling craft items. Some great bars and restaurants tucked away in every direction. Lots of squares and areas to sit out and people watch. Less commercialised and tacky than other areas.
The only negative is some of the bars...More
Love love love this area of Barcelona. Really good for exclusive shops and if you want to buy something different. Amazing churches and architecture. Lots of cobbled streets that wind in and out. A medieval tour is highly recommended to get the history and a...More
You can't really review this area as it is so diverse. Full of small streets, alleyways, shops, restaurants, museums, boutique hotels, pickpockets and also many parades/performers in peak season. Take your time and soak up the atmosphere. Stop off for wine and tapas but remember...More
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighbourhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants
ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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it really does vary shop by shop. the neighbourhood of el born is one which thrives in the evening, so most do stay open late. in fact barcelona and indeed spain as a country is geared towards staying open late. and it's... More
it really does vary shop by shop. the neighbourhood of el born is one which thrives in the evening, so most do stay open late. in fact barcelona and indeed spain as a country is geared towards staying open late. and it's important to remember that there are a myriad of smaller winding pedestrian alleys with beautiful and unique shops - it's not just the main thoroughfares. so be sure to disappear down some of those quieter looking, nondescript "alleyways" behind the Santa Maria del Mar. i'm not much of a shopper, but never in my life have i stopped and marvelled at so many beautiful shops as i did wandering around barcelona, the gothic quarter and el born especially.