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El Born

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El Born / La Ribera
As featured in 3 Days in Barcelona and 6 other guides
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Address: La Ribera, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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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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Lovely quaint place to soak up the culture of Barcelona. Great atmosphere and little restaurants offering amazing tapas.

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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely quaint place to soak up the culture of Barcelona. Great atmosphere and little restaurants offering amazing tapas.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Born is a wonderful neighborhood/barri in Barcelona! Small shops that sell handmade things, from shoes to coffee to tattoos to designer evening dresses. But, I go there to get lost and photograph graffiti! From an urban or street art point of view, it is bursting with new work, and work that critically engages with the politics of Catalonia, consumerism,... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool neighborhood with lots of boutiques and unique stores. So many independent designers and so hip. You can get lost here easily! The streets are narrow as the other reviews have said. I found stores that ranged from high end to really casual and affordable!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tons of restaurants, art galleries, coffee shops, bars, fashion shops located at this small area. Just get lost on the streets of El Born, you will see many different things. It is 24/7 moving and funny. Some tapas bars and restaurants are available.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are staying in Barcelona, El Born is where it's at! It's the ideal place to be if you like hip, lively and bustling young crowds. El Born is also a short walk/bike ride away from all the attractions.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

General impression: The Barcelona town planners and local businesses haven't quite achieved the funky/cool of some regenerated urban areas - Bordeaux and parts of Melbourne & Sydney spring to mind but we spent a very pleasant hour strolling around on our walk from our hotel on Las Ramblas to the Picasso Museum. There's a smaller market there where more locals... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Full of cobbled streets, cool cafes and bars as well as small shops selling a whole host of wares. While away your days on the El Born area it's our favourite part of the city!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This neighborhood together with the Gotic Square show the great history of the city if Barcelona that has played a relevant role within the history of Spain. Today tge small stores andvrestaurants dimain the place but you can imagine something similar several centuries ago.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to see and great place to eat drink and shop overall worth a visit and grab a drink and bite to eat

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's easy for visitors to explore the Gothic quarter and forget all about El Born which is a really interesting part of the city, just next door! Full of interesting streets, places to eat and drink and tons of atmosphere - we were there in January and found it a fascinating visit, so in the summer it's bound to be... 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 neighbourhood 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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