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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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The area is peppered with great restaurants, cafes and bars. Mid-priced mostly. The lamp-lined street is delightful. Look out for the Flamenco evening on the side street - well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The area is peppered with great restaurants, cafes and bars. Mid-priced mostly. The lamp-lined street is delightful. Look out for the Flamenco evening on the side street - well worth the hour.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

its pretty touristic, but a lovely part from barcelona, you can eat in a great variety of restaurants, go to museums and go shopping

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a pretty neighbourhood. Lots of cafes and bars and small streets. The Picasso and chocolate museums are in this area. Quite quiet in the morning with a lot of the shops closed (or maybe just the time of the year) The nearby park (with the zoo) has a lake where you can hire rowing boats

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just beside (or part of it) the Gothic Quarter, a vibrant neighborhood, with artisans shops and Museus, a must see place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

La Ribera is a small village in the city. Fashionable but very authentic...violin makers, glass-makers and designers...Pensioners play cards, young people discuss at the edge of the fountains...it makes quite a strange atmosphere. But don't doubt to go into the little streets to breathe the old Barcelona, it is charged with history!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my favorite neighborhood to walk around in Barcelona. There are lots of nice shops and restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Next to the Gothic quarter. Also full of restaurantes, bars and nice little design stores. All around is nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

El Born is the heart of the old city. It's a very nice place to walk through surrounded by history, souvenir shops, restaurants and the remains of the roman walls that are just incredible. It's easily accessible by metro.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk thru the Barrio Gotico and find yourself in this lovely area of El Born. Go see the ancient Roman remains..... You can even walk to the beach from here..... i say give it about an hour or two and just enjoy the neighborhood......

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With the start of construction of Via Laietana back in 1879 this effectively saw the old town split into two. On one side you have the area known as Barri Gotico (The Gothic Quarter), on the other you have what is know today as El Born and Sant Pere. Both sides of Via Laietana contain excellent examples of gothic buildings.... 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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