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El Born

La Ribera, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 56 68 51
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Off-beat and fashionable neighborhood that features historic attractions, art galleries, funky shops, bars and tapas.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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La Ribera, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
El Born / La Ribera
+34 932 56 68 51
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place to wander around for a day, seeing the sights, visiting churches and hanging out in cafes, bars and restaurants. Lots to see and very picturesque. Quite touristy and gentrified, on the other hand

Thank Gavin M
Reviewed 3 days ago

i recommend El born, great shops located near it, great restaurants, amazing place to have an afternoon walk.

Thank zardzard
Reviewed 4 days ago

LOTS of people on this busy shopping zone. Look out for pick pockets. Seems to be an easy place to have something stolen.

Thank Ifeelpretty01
Reviewed 6 days ago

El Born is a nice place, you can enjoy walking around, look for interesting shops, find a good restaurant... together with the Barrio Gotico, is certainly the best area in town!

Thank Simone S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect area for trendy bars and urban shopping. We always come to El Born while visiting Barcelona and do barhopping between the many lovely bars. Perfect for some urban shopping where you find the oddest shops. Highly recommend!

Thank Rozeling
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend this area of the city for shopping and eating. Many unique clothing shops for adults and children. Restaurants can be over-priced so recommend prior research before arrival

Thank Tara G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spend at least half a day walking its unending alleys. You have an example of gothic architecture as well as modernism, archeology and shopping all within a few blocks.

Thank JoseDW
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun little area that wasn´t even highlighted on my tourist map and the tour guide didn´t mention it. But, it was a neat little area. There are lots of restaurants that have good food and there were nice shops. The area also...More

Thank Stephany E
Reviewed 1 week ago

This area of Barcelona has vibrant cafes and wonderful restaurants. There are shops selling handmade/custom made clothes and shoes - an you see them working! Also, the Santa Maria del Mar is a gem!

Thank sfkla
Reviewed 1 week ago

In El Born you find the best restaurants, bars and shops of Barcelona. It's a fascinating mix of old town and trendy quarters and really the place to stay when you're in the town. It's also very close to the sea and La Barceloneta if...More

Thank Claes N
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
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Could you recommend some nice restaurants in the El Born district please
August 12, 2016|
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Response from getsaround7 | Reviewed this property |
Can't remember now but check out Rick Steves travel book on Barcelona. We did the walks he laid out and they were terrific. He suggested restaurants along the way and the different sites we passed.
charise p
Hi there. What would be the best way to get from El born to a swimming beach? We have two small children, so a very long walk isn't ideal.
July 16, 2016|
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Response from LH1106 | Reviewed this property |
It was about a 20 min walk from our hotel but you can also take a taxi which was not very expensive.
What is the best way to get to El Born from Airport? We are arriving on a Saturday night after nine.
July 10, 2016|
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Response from Nishadi L | Reviewed this property |
Taxi :) it's slightly more expensive after 8pm and I think there is a fixed cost for airport transfers but this will be the most convenient method of transportation. A cheaper option would be to take the Aerobus but it... More