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“Quieter but trendy area of Barcelona to relax and explore”
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El Born
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El Born Quarter and Tapas Tasting Guided Tour in Barcelona
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Small-Group Barcelona Chocolate and Sweets Walking Tour
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Tapas and History of Barcelona Evening Tour
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Owner description: Off-beat and fashionable neighborhood that features historic attractions, art galleries, funky shops, bars and tapas.
Chester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
407 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
“Quieter but trendy area of Barcelona to relax and explore”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

Less busy than the Bari gothic and much less than the essential but touristy Ramblas. Trendy shops, great eateries and good places to visit, stroll around have a glass/ bottle of cava opposite the church of Santa Maria del mar, befor considering tapas and a further quick trip to port vell and the beach, or back to the hustle of central barca.

Visited April 2012
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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451 reviews
159 attraction reviews
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“A Brilliant Place to Stay”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

What luck that our hotel was on the edge of El Born. It is similar to the Gothic Quarter, with tiny streets and loads of lovely tapas bars and restaurants. It is definitley a great place to be located as it's not far to walk to Las Ramblas or the Gothic Quarter.

Visited January 2013
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England
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Lovely area”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

So nice to walk around, a lovely cathedral to see by day, and at night, a fantastic range of restaurants to choose from.

Visited January 2013
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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fun neighborhood!”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

Cool windy streets with great shops, restaurants,and Picasso museum,a must see! Liked it all, going back Monday!

Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“The best area to hang out”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

Very vibrant and not touristic as la rambla, you getvthe best deals of good cafes and restaurants, and a walk on those little streets is nice & worth it.

Visited December 2012
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