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El Born

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El Born / La Ribera
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Address: La Ribera, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: 932566851
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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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Best tapas, best shopping, most interesting part of town

This was by far my favorite part of the city to explore. Best food - great tapas, not overpriced, Great little interesting shopping stores and coffee shops.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Bonn, Germany

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Bonn, Germany
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was by far my favorite part of the city to explore. Best food - great tapas, not overpriced, Great little interesting shopping stores and coffee shops.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great to walk around, stop grab a beer or coffee. Nice people and quite quiet at this time of year. A recommended place to visit

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Wirral
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Old, narrow streets, a variety of restaurants, bars, cafes and small shops. The Picasso Museum, Chocolate Museum. Parc de la Ciutadella. The open top bus stops outside the K & K hotel.

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Woodstock, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

El Born, is a chick, hippie place that only comes to life at around 8PM and goes until 2 or 3AM (way after my bedtime). We were lucky enough to meet a guide for a private tour of the area. We first stopped for dinner near the market and then walked for 2 hours through the winding back streets of... More 

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here in the fantastic K+K Picasso hotel! Really cool area of the city, lots of fantastic restaurants, really nice shops and it is very safe. There is a beautiful park opposite the hotel with a lake and a fantastic waterfall and fountains. She who is never wrong and I spent five days here to celebrate my sixtieth birthday and... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another very nice part of Barcelona - good shopping and restaurants. Def plan to spend some time here while visiting Barcelona.

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed every single minute we spent wandering in the very typical streets of El Born. There are plenty of places to grab something to eat and it's very close to Barceloneta.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to stop here for lunch after our free Gothic center walking tours in the morning. After seeing all the yummy tapas displayed at various windows of the many tapas places in this precinct, where else would you go? There's a great stand up tapas bar in the area I guess it is called Sagardi on Calle de l'Argenteria... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this trendy quarter with many nice restaurants and bars. An absolute must for Barcelona visitors, but as it is so crowded also pick pockets are very much attracted. Be careful!

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New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful neighbourhood with beautiful streets and alleyways and a great collection of restaurants and shops. We met people who were staying in this area and they raved about it and how much there was to see and do at any time of day.

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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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