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El Born

Address: La Ribera, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Ranked #98 of 545 Activities in Barcelona
Type: Neighborhoods, Food & Drink
Activities: Shopping, Arts and crafts, Dining, Drinking
Owner description: Off-beat and fashionable neighborhood that features historic...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Food & Drink
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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51 helpful votes 51 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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226 reviews 226 reviews
45 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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Durham, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We rented a lovely apartment in this area of Barcelona and it was probably one of the best decisions of our trip. the place was lovely with a balcony overseeing the narrow streets of el Born and adjacent to the Arc de Triomphe. We felt El Born had a lot of character and although is in the old city, it... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Maybe not worth a trip on its own but if you are going to the Basilica of Santa Maria, when you are done, walk to the other side of the church and go see the ruins of a a part of Barcelona from the 1700s. I found this okay but i especially liked going into the exhibit area and seeing... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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135 reviews 135 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Very modern and trendy area where you will find a lot of coooool bars and tapas restaurants, it is really really nice to spend an evening here, the atmosphere is very good!

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Bayside
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Many streets to go down and many shops to see. Great places to hang and have some drinks and tapas. A little like Soho in NYC. Great feel to the place.

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