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El Born

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Address: La Ribera, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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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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Of course you will visit this part of Barcelona!

Besides the historical component, El Born is a cool neighbourhood that is great for funky clothing and tapas.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Besides the historical component, El Born is a cool neighbourhood that is great for funky clothing and tapas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Plenty of good well priced eateries shopping and historical activities away from the tourist trap of la ramblas

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I like this museum . It is beautiful building . Bring different view of history of Catalonia .Very interesting to know how people lived in 18 century.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Next to the Maria del Mar Cathedral, you have to check out all the little shops and boutiques.....Sans and Sans Teas, Cafes el Magnifico, Hoffman's Pastry, etc. Just some of the many shops that are worth going into.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Got lost and ended up being the best thing... Found amazing hiding spots, tiny streets in a very artsy part of town. Loved it and cannot wait to come back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The current trendy area of Barcelona with a great mix of bars, restaurants and museums. Try Can Cisa on C.Princesa for first class tapas food to accompany great wine.

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Nice little streets to wander arround and get lost but you do feel safe the park is brilliant and there are many food outlets to try the hotels are nice and cosy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

15min walking to "La Playa", 5min to "Las Ramblas", restaurants, bars, tiny streets, lovely places, street food everywhere, good atmosphere and extremly safe. El Born is the heart of BCN, to stay alive and to love...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Go to La Princessa Mercat for a casual and fun dinner, a market with almost 16 different food vendors in a very old and original structure. Also many little pubs for bar hopping. You will find all the European beer drafts in most bars. Put on casual clothes and comfortable shoes to walk around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Great walk through the old town and many many unique shops to discover. Day or night there is plenty to keep your attention and places to spend money. Every part of El Born was made for surprises and surprising places for every taste. From the high end to the local dive bars.

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Address: La Ribera, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera

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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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