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El Born

Address: La Ribera, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Ranked #11 of 280 Attractions in Barcelona
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Shopping, Arts and crafts, Dining, Drinking
Owner description: Off-beat and fashionable neighborhood that features historic...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Shopping, Arts and crafts, Dining, Drinking
Owner description: Off-beat and fashionable neighborhood that features historic attractions, art galleries, funky shops, bars and tapas.
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Vienna, Austria
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82 reviews 82 reviews
16 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

A must when in Barcelona! Just strolling alone with people will give you an appetite, which will be fully satisfied with one of the numerous eateries along the way. It also less touristy (well, in most of the area) and more authentic than La Rambla. Arechitecturally also very interesting, including Gothic Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

You can learn the history of the city and see the roman ruins beneath the city. Claims to be the meeting place of the city, which I believe it will.

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Province of Barcelona, Spain
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Pedestrianised and packed with quirky shops, museums and fantastic restaurants well worth a visit on any stay in Barcelona. Be sure to have a drink at Miramelindo

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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162 reviews 162 reviews
74 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We stayed in El Born during our trip to Barcelona over the winter and love every bit of the neighbourhood. We didn't get off the a great start though as taxis are not willing to enter the narrow streets and our taxi somehow stopped us too far away from our apartment with all our suitcases on a rainy night. Once... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When we go back to Barcelona we will definitely stay in El Born. Great neighborhood with fantastic tapas. Wandering this neighborhood was the best part of our trip.

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Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had an apartment here for 2 weeks. It is beautiful and well located to sightseeing the rest of Barcelona. The history and architecture is absorbing and I never tired of exploring the myriad of laneways and little streets. The shopping is fabulous as it does not have the usual Zara and Mango etc. but is full of unique little... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We fell a little bit in love with El Born. We didn't stay here long enough. So close to all the touristy action, if that's what your after, but so unique. Also still an easy walk to the beach. Many boutiques, wine bars and lovely restaurants, but just nicely away from all the standard tourist hubbub. Totally recommend as a... More 

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Washington, DC
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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I stayed in this neighborhood for a week and absolutely fell in love with it! It is the best of Barcelona, in my view. Lots of interesting shops, restaurants, winding streets, the Picasso Museum and a very interesting former market that now houses an archeological excavation, as other reviewers have pointed out. There are many other attractions nearby, including the... More 

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Aussie in Europe
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This site is not found in tour books and I cannot understand why. I stumbled across this site as I was looking for the Picasso Museum and I was so pleased I did. It is a preserved old metal framed market (fish) from the 1800s. Once inside you will find an archaeological site where the excavations have revealed part of... More 

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New York City, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We stayed in El Born, walked the streets, ate in the restaurants and bars, people watched, and fell in love with both Barcelona and El Born. El Born - this is where the Palau de la Musica Catalana, the Mercat Santa Caterina and the Born Mercat are. The top of the Ramblas at Plaça de Catalunya is on the edge... More 

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