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El Born

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Address: La Ribera, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: 932566851
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Activities: Shopping, Arts and crafts, Dining, Drinking
Description: Off-beat and fashionable neighborhood that features historic attractions...
Off-beat and fashionable neighborhood that features historic attractions, art galleries, funky shops, bars and tapas.
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great shopping area, but don't forget to see the old city, excavated and on display. Lots of fun here to eat, drink & shop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

great shopping area, but don't forget to see the old city, excavated and on display. Lots of fun here to eat, drink & shop.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

El-Born is worth the visit, just to simply relax, walk around the small streets, browse few the boutique shops, grab or coffee or eat in one of the many restaurants on offer. Pretty safe area, always bustling with tourists and locals. Would walk through at any time night or day, just maybe a little more observant during the later hours.... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very nice neighbourhood of Barcelona: lots of small streets and little shops and a lot of restaurants and bars. Don't go by car if you don't know the way: most streets are oneway streets (or only for pedestrians) and difficult to park your car. Parkings are very expensive ( I paid for 2 days 50,00 euro). There's a lot to... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Bought some one of a kind Barcelona dresses by local designers here! The shops were closed in the mronings but we had tapas and came back. A must-go for shopping!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Fun neighborhood to walk around! We seemed to spend a lot of time walking through El Born, enjoying the area or to get to other sites/destinations. The main diagonal avenue is somewhat crowded. Biking down it on a Sunday morning @10 was a breeze though. The neighborhood is pretty easy to navigate, with some nice outside seating areas to grab... More 

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Calne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

How interesting this public place is - you can spend 30 minutes to a hour reading the facts about how the old quarter of Barcelona as flattend to make way for the citudellam, how that was removed to create the esplanade and then how the excavations uncovered the history of the dwellings that were originally there - which you can... More 

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India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Tread the off beaten track and wander the streets of El Born which is nestled between the Gothic Square & Parc Ciutadela. Narrow roads, quaint cafes and a number of authentic pubs, clubs & restaurants. This district has its own charm & characteristic beauty. The Picasso Museum forms the main tourist attraction, but if you stroll the streets you notice... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

K+K Picasso Hotel is located in El Born district. See review on this hotel separately. Near the K + K there is a museum of ancient ruins and a family restaurant where one can buy seafood by the pound on one side and the restaurant on the other side will cook and serve them to you. A line formed early... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Enjoying tapa's of all kind ; catalan tapa's as well as pinxtos. Nice places to settle down for a few hours !

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

One of favorite neighborhood in the old town. Great little shops and restaurants with price being more reasonable given it is further away from las ramblas and the crowd there.

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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 neighborhood 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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