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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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Charming neighbourhood

Lots of things to do, shops, bars and great restaurants, I totally felt like home. Great place to enjoy casual nightlife in a safe environment.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Suuz N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of things to do, shops, bars and great restaurants, I totally felt like home. Great place to enjoy casual nightlife in a safe environment.

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Barcelona, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A place to avoid at all costs. The so called ruins are houses in the outskirst of the old walls and are dated 1.700. The price to go there is a rip-off. The inormation they give you is polithicaly biassed. You will do much better visiting the Santa Maria del Mar church or enjoying a drink in any of the... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had a great time wandering the streets of El Born. The houses rare beautiful and there is so much to see. I ended up wandering into the lovely place of Santa Maria del Mar. I loved sitting in this ancient place and drinking a coffee as the sun set. It is one of my favorite memories of Barcelona.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in Barrio Gotic (which was good) but spent more time wandering El Born where we found a living functioning city and more/better bars and restaurants, more people about, not so many (but still plenty!) tourists

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am so happy I stayed in this area. Loved all the little alleys with shops and cafes and restaurants. Near the Citadel Park, 20 minute walk to beaches. No shortage of great food and experiences. If you like authentic travel experiences, this is a great area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Be sure to check out this neighborhood before it becomes too trendy. Great boutiques and lounge bars.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely loved this part of Barcelona. Lots of artists shops, eating places, neat alleyways. Just go wondering and soak it all in. One of my favorite areas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You have to love the narrow streets of El Born. Along with great dining and excellent shopping, I only wish for more time, I will certainly opt for a hotel in El Born on my next visit to Barcelona.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

El Born is the best part of Barcelona to stay - its old and has some history, including the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, the archeological ruins of the Mercat, the Picasso museum and the Museum of Modern Art as well as the Mercat del Santa Katerina - the very best place for breakfast and your daily shop. Get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed in El Born and it was a good idea.Area is full with restaurants,shops,cafes,some beautiful churches,inviting narrow streets,very lively but a bit less crowded than Barrio Gotico. It's never boring there,and it's maybe even more interesting in the evening.I'm pretty good at navigating,but it's easy to get lost there,which is fun. I recommend El Born to everybody.I didn't have... More 

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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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