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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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Cool local shopping area

Wanted to shop at non US brand stores,mound a bunch of them in the Born area. Loved it! Cafes and shops around every corner or alley way. Had fun wondering around there for hours

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wanted to shop at non US brand stores,mound a bunch of them in the Born area. Loved it! Cafes and shops around every corner or alley way. Had fun wondering around there for hours

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Atlanta GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We downloaded a walking tour of El Born area and really enjoyed walking through this are of town. It was less touristy and had a wonderful OLD church. I liked walking this area because it was less hectic and seemed like a good area for residents.

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

1st time in Barcelona, this is the place to stay! Located right in the center of the old city action, close to everything. Hundreds of restaurants, shops, bars, and quirky streets. Well lit at night, not scary as I first thought it would be. Amazing city!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Walking the streets it brings you back thousands of years. Connect to the Gothic district. We have lived in Barcelona now for 4 months and we find our way back to El Born once or twice a week... not just for the mid evil feel, but for the great stores and eats.... and drinks

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very busy neighborhood but very touristy place for my taste. Still nice place to visit once in Barcelona.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are interested in beautiful, unique women's clothing and accessories, check out Cre Atemporal, Carrer dels Mirallers, 9 in El Born neighborhood of Barcelona. Parisian style, Spanish prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Charming, cool, wonderful stores, great food, coolest area of the Gotic Barri. Beautiful streets and fun walking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to EL Born provides travellers with a complete Barcelona experience, fantastic top restaurants, historic churches and hidden bars.

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Costa de Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fascinating and historic area. Take your time wandering the narrow streets...There are so many quirky galleries and boutique shops, trendy cafe's and bars and smart restaurants... This is a very real part of the city, tourists can rub shoulders with the locals and enjoy a unique atmosphere. It is very much like the Gothic quarter in parts... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was very dark and gloomy and didn't make me want to stay, ended up eating up and going to las ramblas instead!

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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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