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“Still Good....especially north of Calle Princesa :)” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Born

El Born
La Ribera, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain (El Born / La Ribera)
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Ranked #18 of 1,108 things to do in Barcelona
Activities: Shopping, Arts and crafts, Dining, Drinking
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Owner description: Off-beat and fashionable neighborhood that features historic attractions, art galleries, funky shops, bars and tapas.
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“Still Good....especially north of Calle Princesa :)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Strictly speaking El Born ends once you cross C/Princesa, but the geographical limits of a trendy neighbourhood tend to expand exponentially ! These days, La Ribera running up to Santa Caterina market is probably cooler and a bit edgier, but Passeig del Born and the area around Sta Maria del Mar is lovely to walk around & great to eat and drink.... if a little pricy by local standards.
Personally, I'd head to Plaza Allada Vermell , just across C/Princesa for a cheaper beer & a more local less touristy atmosphere. El Born proper is more style orientated & has nice shops but fashion is fickle and people move on..... stay north of Princesa .... up to Palau de la Musica Catalana if you want a bit more edge ..... but as ever in Barcelona , watch your wallet, gold chain, bag, mobile phone etc, etc..... thieves abound & they're really very good at what they do..... unlike the Spanish police.

Visited February 2013
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“Good stroll”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Have a good stroll around the little streets- nice places to eat around. Pretty cool shops. Unfortunately, walked around when the shops were closed but still good.

Visited March 2013
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“Real funky area!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Walked around for ages looking, eating and just watching the people go by as well as the world! Lots of little unusual shops and cafes there's a real buss in this area, loved it!

Visited March 2013
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“Perfect barrio to roam about”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

There were not that many tourists there at the time (beginning of March), so one could wander about and enjoy the atmosphere. It is also a great place to shop and eat, as you wil find great places.

Visited March 2013
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“Great area!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Nice neighborhood to walk around and eat on any of the restaurants with tables on the street.
Amazing things to see everywhere!

Visited October 2012
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