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Barri de La Ribera

Barcelona, Spain (Eixample)
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Ranked #134 of 333 Attractions in Barcelona
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods
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- Sep 18, 2014
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Malaga, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Many of the streets in the Barri de La Ribera are narrow and there are many old buildings with character. There are many interesting stores and many cafeterias. The barrio is always full of people.

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Tehran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

La Ribera (The Shore) is one of the areas of the quarter of Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera of Ciutat Vella ("the old city") of Barcelona. La Ribera neighbourhood is a must for anyone taking a walk through Barcelona. Whether you get there from the Via Laietana or the Arc de Triomf, as you explore the maze of... More

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We loved this area of Barcelona. Lots of narrow streets with nice little bars & restaurants and quirky shops. We spent an excellent 3 hours just wandering around La Ribera.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Ribera is incredible. You need a certain amount of days to really get a feeling for it though, as it is interveined with so many narrow alleys and streets buzzling with bars, pretty boutiques and great restaurants. Every time you take a different turn then before you are amazed at what you find. The main streets are quite touristic while... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Also known as the 'Shore' it is an area of the old city of Barcelona. A lot of the buildings date from late Medieval times. It was a prosperous area during 13th–15th centuries, when it really was by the sea shore, although it is now regarded as a gritty area but its worth walking the narrow streets and looking at... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I loved this area of Barcelona. There are lots of lovely restaurants,bakeries and shops here. They are all tucked away in lovely little streets. The atmosphere is one of the best in Barcelona.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

we loved walking in La Ribera..History and patisseries made a fatal combination for us. try lonely planet's sins of gluten path!

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

nice area, but the prices of the restaurant is not very reasonable and also is overbooking at night, and that's alll

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

I am living at El Born, the best part of La Ribera. A great place to live and also to visit. At Paseig del Born tou have all the best things you need for a great living.

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Mountain View, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

My wife and I went into the Barri de La Ribera on our way to the Picasso Museum on the Sunday afternoon of our visit to Barcelona. This is a very gritty neighborhood. You have to be on your guard here even during the daytime.

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