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Off-beat and fashionable neighborhood that features historic attractions, art galleries, funky shops, bars and tapas.
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La Ribera, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
El Born / La Ribera
+34 932 56 68 51
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All reviews picasso museum tapas great neighborhood favorite neighborhood santa maria del mar narrow streets boutique shops gothic quarter interesting shops walk around old city barri gotic la rambla every corner ruins excavation tourists
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This district of Barcelona is an outstanding for site seeing. There are hidden plaza's and lane ways everywhere you go and it is a pleasure when you get lost as there is a lot to see. Is also blends into the Gothic quarter seamlessly without...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank GlobeTrotting258558
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went exploring the El Born area in the evening and the best way to discover it is by getting lost. Which is what happened us. Loads of side streets.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Born neighborhood is where you will find the Santa Caterina Market, the Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and the Picasso Museum. You can reach it on the Yellow Metro Line at Jaume. A lot of artistic type shop and a good block or...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Francesca C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit to Barcelona and first time staying in the El Born area. So glad we did. It is a gritty, fascinating maze of narrow alleys that open onto bright squares full of restaurants, shops, bars and life! The Picasso Museum was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bruce U
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Barcelona Edition hotel in the Born area for 3 days and really enjoyed this area vs. our first few days in the busier La Ramblas area. We loved getting lost in all the little streets in this area and stopping at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EdmondOKBeachLover
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am so glad that I didn't pass up the opportunity to visit this historic part of the city, where some of the cities oldes buildings reside. The Born district isn't large, but it's easy to get lost because of the way the streets are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The El Born district of Barcelona features some of the oldest buildings in the city. It features very narrow passage way streets lending an aura of mystery to the place. There are numerous restaurants in the Born. Now while this district is interesting it does...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank VAChuck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El Born is a historical neighborhood located in between the Gothic Quarter and Ciutadella Park. El Born is one of Barcelona's most popular neighborhoods. Home to some of the oldest buildings in Barcelona and intertwined with amazing streets and passage ways. Home to amazing culture,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank luckyj_12
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We visited here with Catalan friends. It showed some of the excavations of early Barcelona and the marketplace it used to be. The area around El Born is also quite interesting. It is worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LLion
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We stayed in an apartment in the Born area and enjoyed the access to restaurants and some of the activities.

Date of experience: October 2018
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El Born / La Ribera
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
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August 1, 2018|
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Response from Capt_Funkelicious | Reviewed this property |
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
September 15, 2017|
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Response from Eddy_Olde_Hanhoff | Reviewed this property |
Yes Ryan Air uses the main airport of Barcelona, the El Prat airport. And going into the city itself is very easy with the subway
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Response from Nicole C | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Inside Barcelona Apartments Mercat, which is smack bang in the middle of El Born, overlooking the old market. Perfect location and a really awesome apartment!